ROTA hosts Iftar at Residential Care Compound

292375_10150969393473691_48181260_nIn the spirit of solidarity of the holy month of Ramadan, Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) hosted a special Iftar on Wednesday 10 July 2013 at the Residential Care Compound – a care facility for men with psychiatric conditions under Rumailah Hospital.

The special Iftar was attended by nearly 20 residents of the Residential Care Compound with the aim of promoting solidarity and brotherhood during the holy month and reiterated the importance of giving back to the community which we are a part of.

ROTA Volunteers actively participated in the event as these patients tasted a sumptuous spread of delicacies for the Iftar, and enjoyed an exciting evening of entertainment.

Essa Al Mannai, Executive Director of ROTA, said:

ROTA is committed to building partnerships with Qatar’s community-based organisations, the holy month of Ramadan is a time to reflect on solidarity and foster camaraderie and community Iftars is our way of caring and sharing with others.’

‘Our initiative to host Community Iftar at the Residential Care Compound is one of many ROTA Ramadan activities and reiterates our focus on reaching out to all members of society.’

Community Iftar events are a key part of ROTA’s Ramadan 2013 Project, sponsored by OXY Qatar, which includes distributing grocery supplies to disadvantaged families, house ‘makeover’ renovations for families in need and sharing the joy of Garangao Night alongside children with medical conditions.

Al Mannai said:

Community-based organisations make an enormous impact on the lives of the people they work with, and strengthen the community as a whole.’

‘Their programmes provide opportunities to people who otherwise wouldn’t have access to the support they need. ROTA is proud to recognise the contribution they make to society and show our support for the work they do.’

Designed to boost ROTA’s community initiatives with a view to extending a helping hand to less privileged families in Qatar, the Ramadan Project also includes Garangao celebration with children patients, House Renovations as well as Iftar meals with community-based institutions.