Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) and Ansar Gallery have signed a co-operation agreement on charitable projects during Ramadan 1442 AH.
It was signed by Ibrahim Abdullah al-Malki, CEO of QRCS, and Mohamed Khaldoun al-Mulqi, deputy general manager.
The signing ceremony was attended by Muna Fadel al-Sulaiti, executive director of the Volunteering and Local Development Division at QRCS, Hussein Ahmed Mahdi, assistant general manager at Ansar Gallery, Hamed Afifi, PR manager, and Mahmoud Mahrous, outdoor sales executive.
Under the agreement, the two sides will work together to implement the Ramadan Provisions project, which involves distributing prepaid vouchers to poor families registered with QRCS’s social assistance programmes. With these coupons, they can purchase food and consumer items through any Ansar Gallery branch across the country.
"This way, the beneficiaries will find it easier to secure their food and living needs throughout the holy month of Ramadan," QRCS has said in a statement.
Al-Malki welcomed this partnership with Ansar Gallery and wished that it would continue beyond Ramadan to cover the wide range of social and humanitarian projects implemented by QRCS.
He talked about greater potential of co-operation in providing foreign humanitarian aid, inspired by the principles of humanitarian partnership and corporate social responsibility.
Al-Mulqi communicated the greetings of Dr Ali Akbar Sheikh, chairman of Ansar Gallery, and Hussein Saadat, the group’s CEO. He praised QRCS as a landmark of local and international humanitarian action, with its prestigious position as an “investor in giving”.
“We already have ties with QRCS, supplying local assistance items,” added al-Mulqi. “We have donated two walkthrough sanitisation gates as a complimentary gift to QRCS."