Qatar Charity (QC) has highlighted its "I'm not just a number" campaign and success story of a sponsored orphan in Gaza Strip.
Ahmed Sobhi Salem Jundia spent his childhood as an orphan following his father’s death when he was seven.
Now 19, he plays with Al-Jazira Club, and several sports teams are currently working to include him in their teams.
It was after the QC's sponsorship that his dream became possible.
Jundia used to play football with his neighbours' children when he was young.
After the death of his father, practicing this sport became difficult, especially since joining sports clubs meant additional expenses, which the family could not afford.
His mother struggled to provide for the needs of Ahmed and his five brothers.
She said: "Thanks to the Qatar Charity sponsorship, I was able to cover Ahmed's expenses, as I used to spend it on his life requirements, including food, clothing, and studies, as well as participating in the club.”
“Ahmed is now a source of pride for me as a mother,” she added.
Jundia, who started playing through Al-Shujaia Sports Club, says that what he achieved is firstly due to his mother, who helped him achieve his dream, and secondly to Qatar Charity: “Qatar Charity was a reason for me to continue towards achieving the goal.”
Jundia has won many local awards at various football tournaments, but he aspires to participate in Arab and international tournaments.
The campaign "I am not just a number" launched by the QC continues to take care of the orphans around the world and provide them with a decent life: the number of sponsored people has so far reached 3,477 out of 4,500 orphans targeted by the campaign.
The campaign aims to secure sponsorship and comprehensive care for the orphan in terms of education, health, and the social aspects, as well as the recreational and training programmes.
The QC campaign to sponsor orphans can be supported by donating through the website and application, and, or through the call centre at 44667711, or by visiting QC branches and collection points.