The Qatari Forum for Authors has introduced a new book on women’s pioneering experiences in voluntary work and humanitarian action, which was recently released by Qatar Charity (QC).
This came at the ‘Writer and Book’ session held remotely and moderated by writer Saleh Gharib, director of programmes at the Forum.
Speaking at the session, the author of the book, Ali AlRachied, said the documentary book falls within the framework of promoting the culture of humanitarian action and inculcating the values of volunteering, which are upheld by Qatar Charity, aimed at sharing expertise.
AlRachied said the book includes the long-running humanitarian and voluntary experiences of some prominent Qatari female figures (Shaikha al-Moftah, Badria al-Yaqout and Isteqlal al-Baker), who embarked on their humanitarian journey in the seventies and eighties of the last century and are still expanding the circle of their activities.
He added that the experiences of the female individuals include raising awareness, giving lectures, participating in seminars, designing and implementing practical programmes, garnering support for humanitarian and development work, and organising charitable markets and auctions in co-ordination with charitable organisations.
AlRachied noted that they are mainly engaged in humanitarian and voluntary activities within the country, in addition to taking part in delivering relief aid and launching development projects worldwide.
The author noted that the presentation style of the book “combined the art of the biography and the news story and its content brought together feelings, information, facts and opinions”.
Al-Moftah emphasised the importance of instilling the love of giving from childhood, and reviewed her humanitarian and volunteering experiences, noting the overwhelming response of the Qatari people to charitable work.
Al-Yaqout indicated that the family is the first school to teach goodness, reviewing her participation in organising a charitable exhibition for the Palestinian people and her foreign visits for humanitarian purposes.
Readers can download the book by clicking on this link: https://www.qcharity.org/Exportpath/WebStoryGhras/2020/6/0-Photo2020-06-07_10-42-58-AM.pdf
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