1.75mn people to benefit from Ramadan campaign
Qatar Charity‘s (QC) Ramadan 2014 campaign ‘Noor ul Ataa’ is set to benefit 1.75mn people inside and outside Qatar at a total cost of QR43.6mn, representing a QR8.6mn increase on last year’s campaign.
This year QR16mn has been allocated for projects inside Qatar, an increase of QR4mn from last year. An extra QR3mn has been spent on external projects, taking this year’s expense to QR27mn, compared to QR24mn last year.
If the number of beneficiaries stood at 1.35mn last year, there is an increase of around 50,000 people this year, when the campaign focuses on the Syrian people.
There is a special programme for displaced and refugee Syrians, which will involve the distribution of food aid during the holy month, including Iftar and Eid clothing projects.
The campaign encourages philanthropists to donate to QC development and relief projects in and outside Qatar, including relief for the Syrian people, sponsorship of orphans and needy families, educational, income-generating projects, water and food projects and combating poverty.
This season’s projects have witnessed development in terms of quality and quantity with an expansion in the framework of projects and programmes within Qatar.
Qatar Charity projects during the holy month
The aim is to provide 150,000 fasting people with access to Iftar tables - an increase of 30,000 from last year – 20 tables compared to 10 last Ramadan. The tables will be spread across different regions of the country with a focus on single workers, travellers and those on a limited income, at a total cost of QR 4.67mn.
The tables will be located in Al Khor, Dhakhira, Simaisma, Kharttiyat, Al Gharafa, Al Rayyan, Freij Abdul Aziz, Ahmad ibn Hanbal School in Najma, Yarmouk School in Bin Omran, Hamza bin Abdul Muttalib School in Bin Mahmoud, Eid prayer area at the Ali Bin Ali Mosque in the Airport, Siliyah, Rayyan, Shahhaniya, Wakrah, Al Meera Society in Mansoura, Jamilia, and Umm Salal;
Fieh el Afiya
This project aims to provide Iftar during the holy month for families on limited incomes, via a contract with productive families who supply meals at an appropriate fee and then deliver them to needy families. The project will cost around QR299,000 and will benefit 7,500 people;
This project provides parcels containing essential foodstuffs which will be distributed to 1,500 families in different neighbourhoods via coupons gifted by QC at commercial complexes to low-income families at the beginning of the holy month, at a cost of around QR800,000;
This involves the distribution of snacks prepared by productive families to motorists who were not able to reach their homes for Iftar. It will be carried out throughout the holy month of Ramadan at a cost of over QR377,500, targeting 12,000 people;
Supporting Community Iftar Tables
This project provides Iftar support for Arab and Muslim communities residing in Qatar, in order to enhance communication among them in the holy month of Ramadan and will benefit around 10,000 fasting people during Ramadan at a cost of more than QR473,000;
Under this programme, water bottles are to be distributed to congregations in 32 mosques while they are performing the Taraweeh prayers throughout the holy month, hopiing to benefit over 184,000 at a cost of QR220,000;
Iftar for Industrial Zone workers
This project distributes Iftar meals through special vehicles at the various locations for workers in the industrial zone. It targets 12,000 workers at a cost of QR288,000;
Take Your Adornment ‘Khudhu zinatakum’
This is an innovative and special project aimed at workers and people on low-incomes, providing them with appropriate clothes, and comes within the framework of community development programmes aimed at promoting cultural values and cultural differences among members of the community in order to improve community cohesion;
‘Asset’ Committee Aid
This project provides financial aid for families on limited incomes in Qatar at a total cost of QR1.5mn (Zakat ul Fitr QR 1mn and Ramadan gift QR500,000). This committee provides regular monthly financial support to beneficiary families;
This community programme, which promotes family values and concepts, will be held at Shahaniya and Al Khor throughout the holy month. It is expected to benefit 2,500 families, at a cost of around QR5mn. The programme includes a number of interactive events employing modern techniques for the entertainment of children including competitions with prizes.
Baraha is divided into four sections this year: Baraha of Doha which targets Qatari families at The Pearl-Qatar every day, starting from the third of Ramadan until the 19th, from 9-11pm, Baraha of Al Khor for Qatari families in Al Khor, Baraha of Shahaniya for 200 families and Baraha of Communities, targeting 1,000 families from various communities in the area of Doha;
Tent of ‘Will You Not Then See’
This is an educational programme dealing with aspects of the miracles in the Holy Qur’an, and involving a range of scholars and preachers. The programme will be held in the Katara Cultural Village from the first day of Ramadan until the 19th of it from 9.30-11pm.
This is a project of religious education aimed at young people from the age of 7 to 17 years in order to promote congregational prayer in mosques, revive the role of the mosque and its status in the preparation of future generations, preserving young people from keeping bad company and the negative results this can have;
The Nasser bin Khaled Competition
This is a Qur’anic competition which will be held in the QC Crown Centres of Dignity. The contest will close on September 20 at The Pearl-Qatar Baraha and aims to encourage young people to memorise and recite the Qur’an and follow its teachings;
A radio broadcast of the Qu’ran in Qatar focussed on the wisdom of the Shariah and promotes moral values and concepts though a number of episodes for the young and old. The programme is presented by Abdulrahman al-Harmi and Mr Ahmed al-Ali from 10.30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.