Qatar Charity (QC) has launched the ‘Ramadan of Hope’ drive for the year 1443 AH – 2022 Ramadan, aiming to benefit more than 2mn people in 40 countries, including Qatar.
The launch of the QR133mn campaign was announced at a press conference at QC’s headquarters, and attended by officials, including Ahmad Yousef Fakhroo (CEO’s assistant for the Resources Development and Media sector), Faisal Rashid al-Fehaida (CEO's assistant for the Programmes and Community Development sector), and Khalid Abdulla Alyafei (director of the Programmes and International Development department).
QC has chosen ‘For a Dignified Life’ as the slogan for its ‘Ramadan of Hope’ drive, believing that giving brings back the hope for a safer and more stable life, and helps realise the hope of the underprivileged for a dignified life, Fakhroo said.
He called on philanthropists to make the approaching holy month of Ramadan a new start to contribute to creating hope for the underprivileged and the deprived and meeting their essential needs to make a positive difference in their lives.
The drive includes several seasonal projects, which are ‘Feed the Fasting’ (food packages and Iftar meals), Zakat al-Fitr, ‘Eid Clothing’, ‘Eid Gift’ for orphans and children from low-income families, and the ‘Ramadan Gift’.
QC, while implementing the projects of its Ramadan drive, will take into account the precautionary measures against the Covid-19.
Under the ‘Feed the Fasting’ project, food packages and meals will only be distributed.
QC, as part of its Ramadan activities in Qatar, aims to deliver QR84mn social assistance, implement community and cultural programmes, and produce media and social media programmes.
“The ‘Ramadan of Hope’ drive, with the support of philanthropists, aspires to implement several seasonal projects in Qatar during Ramadan to benefit workers, low-income families and orphans,” said al-Fehaida.
The campaign also seeks to deliver assistance to those in debt, widows and individuals in need of assistance as part of the ‘Alaqraboon’ initiative, in addition to implementing many awareness and cultural projects and voluntary initiatives.
Al-Fehaida explained that nearly 1mn people in Qatar are expected to benefit from the following QR100mn Ramadan projects, as well as from the community initiatives.
There are six initiatives under Feed the Fasting project.
Mobile Iftar for Workers - It includes ready-to-eat meals, which will be distributed to workers in their places of residence and work. Number of expected beneficiaries: 562,000 workers. Cost: QR7.1mn.
Mobile Iftar - It includes Iftar snacks for those who are at traffic signals and unable to reach home before the Adhaan of Magribh. Number of expected beneficiaries: 54,000 people. Cost: QR800,000.
Iftar for Expatriate Communities - Ready-to-eat Iftar meals will be distributed to low-income expatriate families, workers, and those out of work. Number of expected beneficiaries: 30,000 people. Cost: QR457,900.
From Home to Home (Family Iftar) - Meals, prepared by Qatari families, will be distributed to families with limited income. Number of expected beneficiaries: 6,000 people. Cost: QR187,700.
Ramadan Supplies - Low-income families, widows, and expatriate families are expected to receive vouchers to get food supplies in Ramadan. Number of expected beneficiaries: 20,000 people. Cost: QR2.4mn
Giving Water to Worshippers - Water bottles will be distributed to worshippers in mosques during Ramadan. Number of expected beneficiaries: 242,000 persons.    
Zakat Al-Fitr - To support families with limited income. Number of expected beneficiaries: 3,000 people. Cost: QR1.1mn.
Eid Gifts for Orphans and Children of Low-Income Families - An amount of money is given, as a gift, to orphans sponsored by QC, and to children of low-income families to share the joy of Eid with them. Number of expected beneficiaries: 900 children. Cost: QR 360,000.
Ramadan Gifts - To provide financial support to low-income families before Ramadan. Number of expected beneficiaries: 5,000 people. Cost: QR1.2mn.
Eid Clothing - This is to extend financial support to children of low-income families during Ramadan to provide them with the Eid clothes. Number of expected beneficiaries: 450 children. Cost: QR180,000.
‘Alaqraboon’ Assistance - Financial aid to those in debt and humanitarian cases facing emergency circumstances. Number of expected beneficiaries: 4,300 people. Cost: QR84.2mn.
Cultural projects and Community Initiatives include the following:
Initiatives Challenge-3 - A humanitarian competition between several voluntary initiatives in Ramadan to creatively present the best community programme.
Charity Kitchen - Qatari figures and volunteering teams will prepare Iftar meals through a kitchen reserved by QC in Ramadan. The meals will be distributed to families with limited income.
Ramadan Box - Designed by QC, the box contains activities and cultural information about Ramadan.
Khair Home - This is a challenge among Qatari families to promote humanitarian values and support charitable projects. Each family allocates and designs a corner, as a charitable exhibition, at home, where produced and ready-made materials (sweets and toys) will be sold. The family will invite relatives and their children to visit the corner and buy the items, in addition to organising many important activities for them. The profits made throughout Ramadan will be collected to implement a charitable project, chosen by the families, in their memory.
Speaking about the Ramadan projects that will be implemented outside Qatar, Alyafei, said that Qatar Charity, through its field offices and partners, aims to implement the project in 39 countries across three continents, as part of its ‘Ramadan of Hope’ campaign, focusing on crisis-hit regions and poverty-stricken communities. More than 1.1mn people are expected to benefit from the QR33mn Ramadan projects.
The ‘Feed the Fasting’ project consists of either ready-to-eat Iftar meals or food packages that contain essential foodstuffs for a family for the whole month of Ramadan. Cost:QR24.1mn. Beneficiaries: 590,500 people.
Zakat al-Fitr aims to share the joy of Eid with the underprivileged. Cost: QR7.8mn. Beneficiaries: 519,000 people.
Eid Clothing - Aims to share the joy of Eid with orphans. Cost: QR1.2mn. Beneficiaries: 5,960 orphans.
QC has produced several TV, radio, and YouTube programmes.
‘Charity in Focus’, a talk show for non-Arabic speakers, will be aired on QBS Radio throughout the holy month of Ramadan. It will cover the most pressing humanitarian issues while shedding light on QC's globally carried out humanitarian and developmental interventions. The programmes for Arabic speakers will be broadcast by Al-Rayyan TV, Qatar Radio, Sout Al-Khaleej Radio, and Al Qur'an Al Kareem Radio.
One can easily donate to the projects and the Ramadan drive through QC’s website, app, branches and collection points located in malls and commercial centers, in addition to requesting for a “Home Collector” and dialing 44667711 to donate.
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