QRCS takes part in fifth ‘GCC Inmates Week’
December 29 2016 12:17 AM
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Director General of Public Security Major General Saad bin Jassim al-Khulaifi visits QRCS’ corner as Secretary-General Ali bin Hassan al-Hammadi looks on.

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) took part in the activities of the fifth ‘GCC Inmates Week’ dubbed as “Together to Achieve Reform,” which started last Sunday.
The event was attended by a number of officials and representatives from Ministry of Interior (MoI) departments, charities, and civil society organisations.
The QRCS corner, which has been receiving dozens of guests, aims to promote its humanitarian mission and social development activities for the benefit of different segments of the society.
A public exhibition was held to show the production of penitentiary inmates as a result of the vocational courses under QRCS’ “Imdad Penitentiary Inmate Rehabilitation” programme.
“The ‘Imdad programme’ addresses a special group by giving them psychological, behavioural, and vocational guidance to help them adapt to their circumstances, start a new life full of hope and hard work, and become good people who serve their families and society,” QRCS social development director Rashid Saad al-Mohannadi said.
He noted that the inmates’ families were also advised on how to treat the inmates positively upon their release.
“This participation manifests our achievements and work towards sustainable development by encouraging the inmates to feel independent and attain their potential,” al-Mohannadi said.
“They did a great job in training workshops of metal work, electrical repair, and refrigerators,” he added. Recently, the programme was expanded to include A/C and solar panels.
The training content is supervised by Qatar Independent Technical School, according to al-Mohannadi.
He lauded the contributions of the Qatar Central Bank’s ‘Social and Sport Contribution Fund’ over three years, which embodies their belief in the benefits of training penitentiary inmates.
Launched in 2012, the “Imdad” programme has so far held 20 courses with a total of 150 graduates. The inmates and their families also received psychosocial and behavioural support and incentive bonus.



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