A Super Size Donation by Qatar Charity
Qatar Charity (QC) has inaugurated the world’s largest donation box at Katara to help sponsor 1,000 orphans for a year. The box, at seven metres long by four metres wide and four metres high, has already entered the Guinness Book of World Records. Filling it will be a mammoth task, but its inauguration on National Day last week reflects the generosity ingrained in the Qatari community, who are noted for donating both time (see below) and money to any good cause. Explaining the motivation for the project Ibrahim al Mohannadi, QC Executive Director for International Development, said ‘Qatar Charity has executed this global project in order to draw the world’s attention to the plight of orphans, wherever they may be, and to contribute to the efforts to alleviate their suffering.’
With many expatriates enjoying seasonal festivities at this time, and a host of joyous occasions for everyone in Qatar during 2013, a visit to Katara to donate generously will allow a child to have a celebration all year.
Volunteer for ROTA
The workshop ‘Understanding People with Special Needs’ by Qatar’s leading educational not-for-profit organisation Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) continued its Volunteer Training Program in December. The four hour workshop, facilitated by Salma Farzat, trained volunteers to take part in local community based programmes at various institutes that work with adults and children with special needs.
Inspired by The Heir Apparent HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani’s call for strong and active organisations to develop a just and caring Qatari society. ROTA’s Volunteer Program has grown from strength to strength in recent years and recruited over 800 volunteers.
Reach Out To Asia is a non-profit organisation launched in December 2005 in Doha, Qatar, by HH Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. Operating under the auspices of the Qatar Foundation, ROTA is committed to providing high quality and relevant primary and secondary education, encouraging relationships among communities, creating safe learning environments and restoring education in crisis-affected areas across Asia and around the world. ROTA envisions a world where all young people have access to the education they need in order for them to realise their full potential and shape the development of their communities.