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Al-Sulaiti: QRCS volunteers were present at all distribution points throughout Eid days
Muna Fadel Al-Sulaiti, Executive Director of Volunteering and Local Development at Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS), said the Adahi Project, co-implemented by QRCS and Widam Food Co. during the Eid-ul-Adha 1442 A.H., successfully attained its goal of reaching out to as many beneficiaries as possible. She added that the project provided food aid for the vulnerable families and groups, with the aims of achieving food security, establishing a glorious act of worship in Islam, making it easier for Muslims to offer the ritual sacrifice during the Eid-ul-Adha, engaging individual and institutional donors in the promotion of social solidarity, and ensuring the delivery of charity to those eligible. “We designed a well-organized scheme to distribute the food aid under the applicable preventive measures,” said Ms. Al-Sulaiti. “Together with our partner, we could distribute a total of 500 heads of sheep to 750 vulnerable families registered with QRCS’s seasonal assistance program, in addition to 711 families, or 3,555 persons, as indirect beneficiaries”. “As usual every year, Widam played an essential role in the success of the Adahi Project. They provided the heads of sheep purchased by the donors via different means of donation. Then, they slaughtered the animals within the ritually designated timeframe. The meat was divided into rations, packaged as per health requirements, and handed over to the beneficiaries at two locations: Umm Salal Central Slaughterhouse and Al-Wakra Central Slaughterhouse,” she stated. Regarding the efforts of volunteers who took part in the execution of the Adahi Project, Ms. Al-Sulaiti said that 23 volunteers were present at all distribution points throughout the days of Eid, to organize the distribution process, as follows: 1. SMSs were sent to the beneficiaries registered with the system on the second day of Eid, with a different code for each beneficiary. 2. The preventive measures were observed by applying the drive-thru mechanism. Two lanes were assigned for car entry, after checking for the receipt SMS. Also, plastic bags were used for handling the ID cards of beneficiaries, to avoid direct contact. 3. Registration and verification: The volunteer in charge receives the beneficiary’s ID card in a plastic bag and checks their personal number and code (yellow for half of Udhiyah and red for whole Udhiyah) at the registration gate. 4. Another volunteer hands over the right Udhiyah according to the color at the delivery gate, which was made sure to be at a short and straight distance from the registration gate. 5. The volunteers delivered Udhiyah rations to seven cases that could not show up, including older persons and family-supporting mothers. Musa Al-Othman, Public Relations Manager at Widam, stated, “We look forward to strengthen Widam’s partnerships locally and internationally. We value the cooperation with QRCS this year on the Adahi Project in and out of Qatar. We hope that we will continue to coordinate on many projects in the future. There was direct coordination with the concerned departments of QRCS, as well as its foreign representation missions, on the execution of the Adahi Project in Sudan, Kenya, and Somalia. We recorded high achievement rates in many provinces. Notably, the third day of Eid saw the highest rate of delivering Udhiyah meat rations to the beneficiaries here in Qatar”.