As part of their effort to give back to the community, Qatar Airways was delighted to support the Kidzania Fun Day of 30 children living with cancer organised by Qatar Cancer Society (QCS).
The initiative is part of the ‘children living with cancer’ support programme launched by QCS to empower children diagnosed with the disease, and to provide emotional support to the patients and their families.
QCS Chairman HE Sheikh Dr Khalid Bin Jabor Al Thani, said they are a strong advocate of raising awareness on cancer prevention and emphasising the importance of early detection. He said that these events encourage children to have fun, create, explore and come together, despite the cancer.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, HE Akbar Al Baker, said they take pride in extending a helping hand to organisations like QCS to highlight the importance of providing emotional and medical assistance.
We are dedicated towards the initiatives put in place for the improvement and support of the local community, which is an integral part of Qatar Airways values. We hope that this visit brightens their day and bring smiles to their faces.’
QCS Acting Head of Business Development Zakariya Karazoun, said they hope that such engagements with children living with cancer will inspire and encourage other organisations in Qatar to actively contribute to increase community awareness about cancer and support those living with the disease.
The fun day started with the arrival of children and families at KidZania, where they were greeted by Qatar Airways mascots Orry and Orah and their three furry friends – Kamil the camel, Faaiz the falcon and Farrah the desert fox – who distributed bags of goodies to the children, provided by Qatar Duty Free.
The children then enjoyed the child-sized interactive city, aimed at inspiring young people through role playing activities. The Qatar Airways branded Aviation Academy also gave an opportunity for children to immerse themselves in the world of aviation and travel by taking on roles such as pilots and cabin crew.
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