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Sasol’s ‘Accessible Qatar’ Actively Supporting the Deaf Community

Sasol is supporting the deaf community in Qatar and its Deaf Winter Camp, through the Accessible Qatar Ambassadors Program, to which they recently donated resources.

The camp, held annually by the Qatari Center of Social Cultural for the Deaf (QCSCD) and attended by nearly 100 members of the community, features various sport, cultural and entertainment activities for the deaf community while promoting a spirit of teamwork and inclusion.

Sasol’s support comes as part of their leading CSR initiative Accessible Qatar. Accessible Qatar Ambassador Said Al Marri who represents the deaf community, participated in the camp’s activities and actively works to empower the community by raising awareness about the hearing-impaired.

Sasol launched the Accessible Qatar Ambassadors Program to empower disabled individuals and provide a platform that enables them to improve access for the disabled community and and raise public awareness about their condition.

Three Ambassadors for 2019

Accessible Qatar announced their three 2019 Ambassadors during a multi-activity event late last year, on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Faisal Al Kooheji was chosen to represent the visually impaired, Abdulrahman Qassim Al Yafei represents the physically disabled, and Said Al Marri represents the deaf community.

The donation included a tent and portable toilets fully equipped to suit the needs of the deaf community. Sasol’s senior management visited the deaf winter camp, interacted with the deaf community and joined in the games, activities and motivational talks, to demonstrate Sasol’s spirit of caring for communities where it operates.

Jack Saba receives a trophy from Abdulla Al Mulla

Sasol GM of Public Affairs Jack Saba receives a trophy from QCSCD Chairman Abdulla Al Mulla.

QCSCD Chairman Abdullah bin Ibrahim Al Mulla said they are grateful for Sasol’s support and generosity in providing resources for their winter camp and for taking an active role in the camp activities.

The winter camp aims to empower members of the deaf community through a diverse programme of activities and events, offering a safe, comfortable and fun environment while promoting inclusion. Sasol’s participation sets the standard of involvement and support that we hope to see from all segments of Qatar’s community, and we look forward to our continued partnership.’

Jack Saba, Sasol General Manager of Public Affairs, said they are delighted to support the QCSCD deaf winter camp, not only by donating resources but by also highlighting the camp as a platform for empowerment among the deaf community.

We are committed to continue our support to the deaf community, as well as to other disabilities in Qatar, strengthening and promoting inclusivity and accessibility, which is demonstrated by our CSR initiatives – Definitely Able and Accessible Qatar.’

Accessible Qatar provides the disabled community instant information on the accessibility of public and tourist venues, available through a smartphone app and online through the website AccessibleQatar.com.

Since the launch of Definitely Able and Accessible Qatar initiatives, Sasol has made considerable progress in its endeavours to empower the disabled community in Qatar.

Visit sasol.com for more information about Sasol and their CSR initiatives. 

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