50,000 Expatriates Benefit from Qatar’s ’Our Eid is One’ Initiative
Around 50,000 Qatar residents from 17 countries benefitted from the second edition of the state-sponsored ‘Our Eid is One initiative–2’. This is the second phase of the initiative implemented as a continuation of the ‘Our Eid is One initiative–1’, which was launched during Eid al-Fitr.
Under this initiative, 50,000 Qatar residents from 17 nationalities have benefited from 25,000 food coupons, which included the provision of necessary food materials.
The coupons were distributed on the first day of Eid at a function held in the headquarters of the Qatar Charity in Lusail in the presence of 40 officials representing embassies and community organisations.
Jointly initiated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), the Ministry of Interior (MoI), the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MDLSA), Qatar Charity and Ooredoo, ‘Our Eid is One Initiative’ has come as another step that strengthens the bond between Qatar and members of expatriate communities in Qatar and also as a support and care by the Qatar government towards ensuring the welfare of its expatriate communities during the tough time of the Covid-19.
To convey the joy of happiness on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, a total of 25,000 Eid greeting cards also were distributed among the community members along with the food coupons. Also 3,000 gifts were distributed among children of the needy families.
In addition, 4,000 gifts will be distributed among the residents of Covid-19 quarantine facility in Umm Slal as well as several gifts and Ooredoo recharge coupons among the workers.
To ensure that the Our Eid is One Initiative reaches the beneficiaries, the MoI, in co-operation with the MADLSA, set up a Google registration link and shared it with the leaders of all community organisations who were part of the initiative. QC co-ordinated with Al Meera for the delivery of food kits through their branches in different parts of Qatar.
The community leaders have been asked to deliver the coupons to the registered beneficiaries, who could collect the food kits from the Al Meera outlets.
The embassies of Philippines, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Tunisia, Gambia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Ghana and Kenya and expat community organisations including Bangladeshi Community Organisation, Indian Community Benevolent Forum, Indian Cultural Centre, Kerala Muslim Cultural Centre, Cultural Forum, Indonesian Community Association – Permica, Indian Community Center, Helping Hands – Al Khor, Filipino Community in Qatar, Non Resident Nepalese Association, Thrissur Dt. Souhruda Vedi, Kerala Cultural Center and Sri Lankan Community Development Forum will benefit from this initiative. The coupons received by the community representatives will be distributed among the needy members of the community including families, individuals and workers.