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QRCS Takes Part in 5th GCC Inmates Week
Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) took part in the activities of the fifth GCC Inmates Week under the title of "Together to Achieve Reform". Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) took part in the activities of the fifth GCC Inmates Week under the title of "Together to Achieve Reform". The event was attended by a number of Ministry of Interior (MoI) departments, government bodies, charities, and civil society organizations. Over the week, QRCS's corner at the event venue received guests to promote its humanitarian mission and social development activities for the benefit of different segments of society. A public exhibition was held to show the production of penitentiary inmates, as a result of the vocational courses under QRCS's "Imdad Penitentiary Inmate Rehabilitation" program. Rashid Saad Al-Mohannadi, Director, Social Development, QRCS, said, "The 'Imdad' program addresses a special group by giving them psychological, behavioral, and vocational guidance, to help them adapt to their circumstances, start a new life full of hope and hard work, and become good people who serve their families and society. The families of inmates are also advised on how to treat the inmates positively upon their release". "This participation manifests our achievements and work towards sustainable development, by encouraging the inmates to feel independent and attain their potential. They did a great job in training workshops of metal work, electrical repair, and refrigerators. Recently, the program was expanded to include A/C and solar panels. The training content is supervised by Qatar Independent Technical School," Mr. Al-Mohannadi explained. He hailed the contributions by the Qatar Central Bank's (QCB) Social and Sport Contribution Fund (DAAM) over three years, which embodies their belief in the benefits of training penitentiary inmates. Launched in 2012, the "Imdad" program has so far held 20 courses, with a total of 150 graduates. The inmates and their families also received psychosocial and behavioral support and incentive bonus.