As part of its social commitment towards the workers on campus, the College of the North Atlantic – Qatar (CNA-Q) collaborated with Qatar Charity (QC) to distribute 350 Iftar meals.
This activity aims to reach workers in different campus divisions such as security, cleaning, technical, fire and safety, civil and more.
In line with the Covid-19 restrictions, meal boxes were packed and loaded onto QC's decontaminated delivery van. Workers received their meals directly from the van while respecting social distancing and Covid-19 prevention measures.
Dr Salem al-Naemi, CNA-Q’s president said: “Ramadan is the time to be selfless and understand there is no way we can overcome difficulties without showing grace to others. While many of us gather at home to share Ramadan Iftars, for many shift workers it is not that simple to break their fast. We wanted to show CNA-Q’s workers appreciation to all the hard work and efforts they put into their jobs even during fasting hours. We also extend our appreciation to Qatar Charity and the volunteers who made this event possible.”
Yousuf bin Ahmed al-Kuwari, CEO of QC praised CNA-Q’s initiative guided by the core values of the educational institute that thrive on community service and solidarity.
Al-Kuwari thanked CNA-Q for choosing QC as a partner in humanitarian actions and said: “Qatar Charity is keen on collaborating with all sectors, governmental or educational entities, in order to strengthen the values that we believe in and seek to spread in society. We strive to achieve human dignity and community development for the sake of our nation and the society’s well-being.”
Suhoor and Iftar are two elements of Ramadan that have great significance to all worshippers. It is a manifestation of solidarity and fellowship. College of the North Atlantic – Qatar has always been committed to the community causes and has worked relentlessly to encourage volunteering and actions that make a difference.
It is worth noting that this event falls under the Ramadan initiatives organised by QC, benefiting as many as 490,000 persons in Qatar.
These projects include the mobile Iftar, which contains Iftar meals and food baskets for workers and drivers, in addition to Ramadan supplies for families with limited income, assistance and food baskets for those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.