Vodafone is holding the second edition of its fundraising challenge #GivingChallenge that will see three Qatari social media influencers using their social media followership to raise funds for their chosen charity during the holy month of Ramadan. 

Asma Al Hamadi, Eid Al Sulaity and Abdulrahman Al Harmozi will use their social media channels to encourage their followers to vote for their chosen charities via Vodafone’s mobile app, My Vodafone, available on Apple Store and Google Play.  For each vote, Vodafone will donate QAR10 to each charity by the end of the campaign on 25 June 2016. In addition to the votes, the followers of each personality can make a donation to the charities via SMS from their own credit.

Dana Haidan, Vodafone Qatar’s Head of CSR said:

We’re delighted to bring back the #GivingChallenge for the second time this Ramadan. The Vodafone Fundraising Challenge is an opportunity for the public to discover new ways to do good in the giving spirit of this holy month. I’m confident Asma, Eid and Abdelrahman  will raise significant funds for their chosen charities while also raising awareness about the honourable work that these charities do.’

The first edition of Vodafone’s hugely successful #GivingChallenge raised a total of QAR450,000 for charities in Qatar and reached 3 million people via social media. The fundraising challenge was heavily supported by the charities and leading Islamic scholars who used their own social media channels and various events to encourage people to vote for the charities.

Asma Al Hamadi is a media personality and an ambassador for a number of charities. Asma holds a degree from Qatar University in media communications and is a social activist who’s passionate about doing charitable work receiving several awards for her contribution to humanitarian initiatives. Asma has chosen Qatar Charity as her charity; follow her on Twitter, Instagram and on snapchat @AsmaAl7amadi.

Eid Al Sulaity is a student in business administration. Eid has a passion for technology as well as social media. He is an avid traveller as you can see on his social media accounts. Eid has chosen Eid Charity to help raise funds for. Follow him on Instagram @eid, on Twitter @EidAlSulaiti, and on Snapchat @ ei_id.

Abdulrahman Al Harmozi is a food blogger as well as a food critic providing reviews about different restaurants in Qatar. He graduated with an electrical engineering degree and currently works as an engineer. He is passionate about volunteer work and continues to contribute his time and efforts towards youth projects. Abdulrahman has chosen Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) as his charity of choice. Follow him on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat @where2eatqtr.

The SMS short codes for donations to the charities are:

Qatar Charity- 98966

Eid- 98968

ROTA- 98967

For more information about the Giving Challenge, visit vodafone.qa/GivingChallenge.

Ramadan Guide 2016