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QRCS lit in green on Qatar Family Day
Yesterday, the headquarters of Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) was lit in green, in celebration of Qatar Family Day, which is observed every year on 15 April This day is a representation of Qatar’s care for the family as the foundation stone of a strong and harmonious society. QRCS recognizes the important role of civil society organizations in strengthening the fabric of family with all its components and at all ages. On this national occasion, QRCS sheds light on the main needs and challenges for families, in light of the pressure of modern life. Under its strategic mission of saving lives and preserving dignity, QRCS pays great attention to families. To meet their essential needs, QRCS has diverse social welfare programs and assistance funds for the families with widows, orphans, divorced mothers, and older persons, as well as those facing huge debts or emergencies. QRCS’s Volunteering and Local Development Division launches development programs to build the capacity of families headed by female breadwinners. These include women’s socioeconomic empowerment programs, vocational training and qualification courses, entrepreneurship, cash and in-kind assistance, and psychological support for children.