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QRCS implements charitable initiative for expatriate workers
Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has concluded a charitable initiative implemented by volunteers in cooperation with the Public Works Authority (Ashghal). The one-week initiative is part of QRCS’s social development activities conducted by QRCS’s Volunteers Section all over the year for the benefit of different segments of society, particularly expatriate workers. Muna Fadel Al-Sulaiti, Executive Director of Volunteers and Local Development Division at QRCS, said, “Under this initiative, cold water and juice bottles were distributed to over 15,000 construction workers at worksites. All preventive measures were strictly observed, to ensure the safety of both the volunteers and beneficiaries”. “It is aimed at promoting social inclusion of workers and recognizing their efforts to build the country,” said Ms. Al-Sulaiti. “Our volunteers proved dedicated to community service, utilizing their time and efforts in useful activities. The initiative was implemented in many locations, such as Leabaib, Duhail, Al-Kheesa, the Industrial Area, Umm Ebairiya, Corniche, Al-Waab, The Pearl-Qatar, and Al-Wukair”. Mooza Mohamed Al-Kuwari, Head of Community Development at QRCS, said the initiative was commended by the workers, who thanked the State of Qatar and QRCS for their limitless giving. “They saw it as a kind but usual gesture from QRCS,” she added. “They liked the well-organized system and the friendly spirit of volunteers, which made them feel at home in this hospitable country”. Hanadi Hassan Al-Moualem, Humanitarian Services Fund Program Coordinator, highlighted the cooperation and support from Ashghal and the contracting companies contacted to plan for the event, which made it such a success. According to her, safe distancing was followed, and all protections were made to prevent the risk of COVID-19. QRCS has major social development mandates in Qatar, in its capacity as an auxiliary to the State of Qatar and a main contributor to the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030. Through its social development programs, QRCS seeks to improve the standard of living for poor segments of society, to be able to afford the costs of life and enjoy financial stability.