Qatari holding group AMLAK awarded certificates of appreciation to 200 dedicated volunteers for their efforts in serving over 25,000 meals to underprivileged families, labourers, and those in need during Ramadan. The certificates were distributed to volunteers by AMLAK’s Senior Business Development Manager, Abdul Rahman Al Ojeil, Jassim Talfat, Executive Director of key projects management and public facilities management in Qatar Foundation, and Ali Bin Nasser Al Khalifa, CEO of ASTAD, who thanked them for their efforts and enthusiasm.
Speaking about the certification ceremony, Jassim Talfat said:
Volunteering for a good cause is such a fulfilling activity in itself. It benefits everyone involved, and we are extremely proud of each and every volunteer who donated their valuable time to give back to the Qatari community. I would like to thank each and every person who volunteered with us this Ramadan.’
The volunteers got together every night during the Holy Month of Ramadan to serve Iftar meals at the Qatar Foundation Mosque, in collaboration with the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies and Hamad Bin Khalifa University. In addition to the Iftar meals, visitors and volunteers also had optional Islamic studies lectures with real time English translations every day. The Foundation arranged for a safe place for parents to leave their children so that they could attend the lectures and Iftar meal.
Ali bin Nasser Al Khalifa added:
In giving back to the community our contribution is three fold. First and foremost we are befitting and bettering all segments of the Qatar community by doing more than merely lending a helping hand, but by bringing families together. Secondly we are giving people a platform where they can volunteer, and finally we are actively supporting Qatar’s National Vision for social development.’