Qatar Charity (QC) has launched the ‘Ramadan: Leave Your Mark’ campaign, aiming to benefit nearly 1.9 million people in 41 countries, including Qatar, with a total value of more than QR118 million.
The launch of the year 1444 AH – 2023 Ramadan campaign was announced at a press conference held at Qatar Charity’s headquarters attended by Ahmad Yousef Fakhroo, CEO’s assistant for the Resources Development and Media sector; Faisal Rashid Al Fehaida, CEO’s assistant for the Programs and Community Development sector; and Nawaf Al Hammadi, CEO’s assistant for the international operations and programs sector.
Fakhroo extended congratulations and sincere wishes to Qatar’s leadership, government, citizens and residents on the approaching Holy Month of Ramadan, praying to Allah to let all reach Ramadan and that peace, harmony and happiness prevail everywhere in the world.
On behalf of Qatar Charity, he thanked the philanthropists for their continued trust in it, for their support to its project throughout the year and for donating to its previous Ramadan drives.
He urged them to support the ‘Ramadan: Leave Your Mark’ campaign to reach the expected number of beneficiaries, including the internally displaced persons (IDPs), refugees, those affected by disasters and crisis, the underprivileged and those in need worldwide.
He thanked the media, social media influencers and humanitarian ambassadors for their great role in supporting Qatar Charity’s numerous projects and campaigns, highlighting their humanitarian and development impact.
The Ramadan drive includes several seasonal projects, which are ‘Feed the Fasting’ (food packages and Iftar meals and tables), ‘Zakat Al-Fitr’, ‘Eid Clothing’, and ‘Eid Gift’ for orphans and children from low-income families.
Speaking about Qatar Charity’s Ramadan projects to be implemented within Qatar, Fehaida said, “Nearly 900,000 people are expected to benefit from the Ramadan projects worth approximately QR87.5 million.”
He said the campaign will include seasonal projects for workers, low-income families, orphans and expatriates, and seeks to deliver assistance to those in debt, widows and those in a humanitarian situation, the sick and others through the ‘Alaqraboon’ platform.
He noted that many awareness and cultural projects and voluntary initiatives will be implemented.
He added that the ‘Feed the Fasting’ projects will cover most areas of the country, which are as below:
Mobile Iftar for Workers: It includes ready-to-eat meals, which will be distributed to 108,000 workers in their place of residing, with a value of QR1,818,000.
Iftar Tables for the FastingcTypeface:> Nearly 34 collective iftar tables will be held for workers throughout the month in various locations covering most regions of Qatar. Iftar meals will be provided for the workers, in addition to Ramadan sermons delivered in their languages. The project worth over QR8 million will be implemented for the benefit of 343,500 people.
Mobile IftarcTypeface:> It will include Iftar snacks for those who will be at traffic signals and unable to reach home before the Adhaan (call) of the Magribh prayer.
Iftar for ExpatriatescTypeface:> It is Iftar tables organised, in cooperation with the expatriate communities, to benefit workers and low-income expatriate families.
From Home to HomecTypeface:> Meals, prepared by Qatari families, will be distributed to families with limited income.
Ramadan Supply: Vouchers will be provided to low-income households, widows and expatriate families to get Ramadan food supplies before the beginning of the holy month. Some 10,000 families are expected beneficiaries of this QR2.5 million project.
Ramadan SoqyacTypeface:> Water bottles will be distributed to worshipers in mosques during Ramadan.
Charity KitchencTypeface:> Qatar Charity reserves two kitchens for Ramadan and cooperates with Qatari personalities and volunteers to prepare meals for low-income families. The project is expected to benefit 15,000 people at a cost of QR480,000.
Zakat Al-Fitr & Eid Gits
Zakat Al-Fitr worth more than QR1.1 million will support 1,000 low-income families (74,000 individuals).
Eid Gifts for Orphans and Children from Low-Income Families: An amount of money will be given as a gift to orphans sponsored by Qatar Charity, and to children from low-income families to share the joy of Eid with them. Some 1,800 children are expected to benefit from the QR720,000 Eid gift projects.
This is a financial aid to help those in debt, those facing an emergency humanitarian situation and the sick. Some 10,000 cases are expected to be the beneficiaries of the assistance worth nearly QR71 million.
Cultural Programmes & Voluntary Initiatives
Fehaida explained that there will be a variety of cultural projects and awareness initiatives in Ramadan, including Khair Home, Ramadan Box for children, Initiatives Challenged and Eid Festival for Volunteers.
Projects outside Qatar
Speaking about the Ramadan projects that will be implemented outside Qatar, Hammadi said Qatar Charity, through its field offices and local partners, aims to implement the projects in 40 countries and will focus on disaster and crisis-hit countries like Syria, Turkey, Somalia, Bangladesh (including Rohingya refugees), and Palestine.
He added that more than one million people are expected to benefit from the Ramadan projects worth over QR31 million.
He said these projects are divided into three main projects:
Feed the FastingcTypeface:> The project consists of either ready-to-eat Iftar meals or essential food packages for a family for the whole month of Ramadan. The project worth nearly QR21.3 million is expected to benefit 452,400 people.
Zakat Al-FtircTypeface:> It aims to share the joy of Eid with the underprivileged. The project worth nearly QR8.2 million is expected to benefit 542,200 people.
The Eid ClothingcTypeface:> This aims to share the joy of Eid with orphans. Some 7,065 orphans are expected to benefit from the Eid clothing.
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