Nissan: Proudly Supporting Qatar’s Child Passenger Safety Initiative
Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co (SHM), the authorised Nissan distributor, was pleased to host the first workshop offered through Ghalai, Qatar’s National Child Passenger Safety Programme.
The training session was held at the Nissan Showroom on Salwa Road and was led by professional experts from Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC). They introduced employees to the correct way of installing and adjusting infant car seats. This first workshop complements SHM’s sponsorship of Ghalai which supports the organisation’s corporate social responsibility programme and reflects its pledge to road safety.
Named after the Qatari word to say someone is precious to you, Ghalai is part of the country’s ongoing commitment to improving road safety education and awareness. The programme came to life through collaboration between several governmental and private organisations including the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Education and Higher Education, HMC, Primary Healthcare Corporation, Sidra Medicine, Qatar University, Conoco Philips, and Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co.
Chairman and Managing Director of Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co, Hisham Saleh Al Mana, said:
Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana is pleased to be the first to offer training to its employees. We are proud to support Qatar National Child Passenger Safety Programme, Ghalai, to reflect our commitment to Qatar community, especially our precious children. Our partnership with Ghalai is part of our CSR programme and in line with our initiatives that focus on traffic and passengers’ safety. On this occasion, I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the Ministry of Public Health and all parties and stakeholders for joining their effort to set up this programme and looking forward to more partnerships soon.’
Dr Khalid Abdulnoor Saifeldeen, Director of Hamad International Training Center (HITC) and the Chairman of Qatar National Child Passenger Safety Programme (Ghalai), said,
Hamad International Training Centre (the official sponsor of Ghalai) in collaboration with Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co, has launched a new training session for staff to be accredited professionals of the programme. The training will be regularly conducted throughout the year to enable all staff to learn about the vehicle’s safety features and how to install and fix baby seats. Their training is in line with international standards of the seat manufacturers as well as car safety features.
On this occasion, I would like to thank Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co for their valuable support to the Ghalai programme. It is a clear indication of their utmost attention and care of the children safety and maintains this precious generation for the future of Qatar.’
Ghalai will offer a number of services including child passenger technician training and certification, purpose-built car seat check/testing stations, and a school visit drive.
The programme was inaugurated by the Minister of Public Health, HE Dr Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari, at the Women’s Wellness and Research Centre (WWRC) and shined a spotlight on Qatar’s first Ghalai Drive-Through Test Station.
Located in the basement of WWRC, it offers parents the services of Child Passenger Safety (CPS) technicians, who can teach them about the correct use of safety belts and fit child seats.
For more information, visit their website or their Showroom on Salwa Road.