His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa issued Royal Decree No. (33) of 2007 to re-structure the Royal Charity Organization (RCO) of which His Majesty the King is the Honorary President and HRH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, son of His Majesty the King, is Chairman of the Board of Trustees. RCO carries out charity and philanthropic works and undertakes a humanitarian, social and economic role for the benefit of citizens. Moreover, RCO sponsors widows and orphans; looks after the elderly and people with special needs; provides social, medical and educational assistance; and contributes to alleviating burdens of living on needy families and setting up and developing non-profit social and charity projects, such as orphanages, elderly, child and handicapped care centres, kindergartens, rehabilitation of needy families, and health rehabilitation centres. It also participates in sustainable development work, such as supporting small and medium enterprises, allocating land for social and charity projects and coordinating with government authorities in charge of implementing such projects, and any other charity activities commanded by His Majesty the King, RCO's Honorary President, or approved by the Board of Trustees.