QU president honors QC as a community partner

QU president honors QC as a community partner


11/1/2018 |


Qatar University (QU) has honored Qatar Charity (QC) as a community partner of the Volunteering Youth Forum, in appreciation of the charity’s role in humanitarian work and in recognition of its efforts in supporting volunteer activities and youth initiatives.

Dr. Hassan bin Rashid Al-Durham, president of Qatar University, presented a shield of appreciation to Fareed Khaleel Al Siddieqy, director of Projects and Centers Department at Qatar Charity, during the opening ceremony of the fifth edition of the Volunteering Youth Forum, which was also attended by other partners of the forum.

In a statement made on the sidelines of the opening ceremony, QU president said "the university, through its partnership with Qatar Charity, strives to achieve a number of goals in the field of voluntary and charitable work and develop a spirit of initiative and cooperation among students."

He also lauded the great support that the university receives from the charity for organizing charitable, humanitarian and volunteer activities, programs and events.

For his part, Fareed Khaleel Al Siddieqy said "we are proud of having participated in the Volunteering Youth Forum and thank the university for honoring the charity, which we consider as an incentive for us to continue supporting student projects, activities and initiatives."

He also noted that the forum opens up new horizons for Qatari youth to innovate in the field of community and humanitarian work and provides them with multiple opportunities to gain knowledge and experiences in order to contribute to the development of society within the framework of the Qatar National Vision 2030.

Workshop

On the other hand, Nasser Al Mughaseb, director of Relief and International Partnerships Department at Qatar Charity, presented a workshop entitled "Innovation and Volunteerism in Community Work”, which covered the theoretical and practical aspects and witnessed active interactions among participating students from different Arab universities.

QC at Exhibition

Also, Qatar Charity has taken part in the exhibition held as part of the events of the forum, where QC’s pavilion provided information on volunteer opportunities available at the charity to those seeking to get involved in such activities, and answered questions and queries made by visitors to the exhibition.

It is worth mentioning that Qatar Charity has received a delegate of students from the universities of other countries and has given them an introductory explanation of the charity’s programs and projects. The delegate subsequently participated in a volunteer activity for communities in Qatar, through QC’s Friends Culture Center.

It is noteworthy that the fifth edition of the Volunteering Youth Forum was launched on October 25, with the participation of 20 universities from 11 countries to promote the values of cooperation and partnership and motivate young people to create volunteer initiatives to serve individuals and communities. The participating countries included Turkey, Malaysia, China, Bosnia, Ethiopia, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Sudan, Kuwait and Oman

Humanitarian Partnership Office

It is worth mentioning that the cooperation between Qatar Charity (International Charity Organization) and Qatar University has not recently started. It has passed through different stages until the Humanitarian Partnership Office was established, which works as a link between the two institutions to serve the students in the first place and the university in general. The office also supports youth initiatives and makes arrangements for organizing student activities in the field of voluntary and charitable work.