Qatar Charity and Orbis UK Launch Campaign to Reduce Blindness in Bangladesh

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Qatar Charity and Orbis UK Launch Campaign to Reduce Blindness in Bangladesh

10/7/2015 |

Qatar Charity and Orbis UK have launched a campaign to raise more than QR 4 million to reduce blindness in children in Bangladesh. 

The campaign was launched after Her Royal Highness Princess sophie Rhys-Jones, the Countess of Wessex paid a visit to Qatar Charity headquarters in Doha.

Under this partnership, Qatar Charity will mobilize support for the campaign, while Orbis UK will implement it, by virtue of its more than 15 years of preventing blindness experience in Bangladesh.

Director of the Middle East Partnerships at Orbis UK Florence Brancheau said, "We are pleased for our partnership with Qatar Charity in this campaign to collect urgent donations that can help to transform the lives of children living in Bangladesh."  She expressed hope that the Qatari people would back this campaign to save sight of the children in Bangladesh. 

For his part, Qatar Charity CEO, Yusuf bin Ahmed Al-Kuwari expressed Qatar Charity's pride to implement this campaign with Orbis UK, saying this comes in line with Qatar Charity 's desire to enhance meaningful cooperation and strategic partnerships with international humanitarian institutions to implement high quality specialist programs across the world . 

Al-Kuwari expressed his hope that this campaign would open the door wider for cooperation between the two parties.