Guided by the objective of training people with special needs, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) organised the first security exhibition for people with special needs within the “Messengers of Peace” initiative.

The event which runs until 16 January, is being organised in cooperation with the Scout and Guide Association of Qatar to help people with special needs ‘qualify and participate in building the country and preserving its achievements.’ Dr Ibrahim Saleh Al Nuaimi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Scout and Guide Association of Qatar; and Brigadier Mohamed Abdullah Al Shahwani, opened the exhibition at the association’s headquarters.

As many as 13 departments from the MoI are participating in the exhibition, including the General Directorate of Coasts and Borders Security, Traffic, Civil Defense, General Administration of Drug Enforcement, Al Fazaa, Preventive Security Department, Juvenile Police, Dogs Section, Medical Services Department, Human Rights, General Directorate of Passports Qatar Police Sports Federation and Police Training Institute.

Among the attendees of the event were the Representative-General for Qatar Scouts and Guides Association, Jassim Mohammad Al Hardan, and a number of officers of MoI. After the opening ceremony, the guests visited the pavilions of the participating departments and listened to a brief explanation of the work and security tasks of those departments to maintain security in the country.  The attendees also witnessed a presentation of police dogs presented by the Police Canine Section at the Department of Criminal Evidence and Information, in which they showcased the skills of police dogs and their role in helping security men to detect crimes.

Dr Ibrahim Saleh Al-Nuaimi thanked the Ministry for organising the exhibition and said that such activities are not alien to the MoI through its various departments and educational programs that are intended to serve the public. He said:

Our sons and daughters who will visit this exhibition will get a lot of benefit from it, as the exhibition is attended by many departments in the Ministry.’

Brigadier Mohamed Abdullah Al-Shahwani of the Public Security said that the Ministry of Interior was always keen to support these initiatives and participate in them by providing security awareness and introducing the service that it provides in the state. He praised the cooperation between the Ministry and civil society institutions, including the Qatar Scout and Guide Association.