Qatar Charity (QC) has launched the second phase of the third season of its “Competitors” programme, a radio broadcast that Qatar Charity produces in partnership with the Al Quran Al Kareem Radio, in a ceremony to spread the culture of humanitarian work in society.
During the launch ceremony held at the Al Jazeera Media Cafe, QC has honored the teams of the first phase and the supporters of the programme in addition to declaring the winner team. The ceremony also witnessed the announcement of teams participating in this phase.
The team of Public Works Authority 'Ashghal' and the team of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry contested in the first phase of this season, which was launched in late September of 2018, to finance their charitable projects in Indonesia and Sudan.
The “Competitors” programme aims at practically involving the Qatari community with new and innovative ways in charitable work through competition, and spreading the culture and values of these noble works using media to cover relevant events and competitions held within the community. The programme also targets to increase community solidarity in various fields and sectors in order to support humanitarian and charitable work.
Speaking at the beginning of the ceremony, Ezzedine Al Sada, assistant monitor of the Al Quran Al Kareem Radio, shed light on the prominent role that Qatar plays in the charitable and humanitarian field worldwide through the launching of initiatives and the provision of aid in order to protect the affected and help the needy around the world.
Al Sada also expressed his pleasure at the launching of the second phase, which will last for three months, underlining the need to encourage the spirit of competition between various state institutions and highlight the importance of instilling the values of humanitarian works in the hearts of people.
Addressing the ceremony, Ahmed Saleh Al Ali, director of Media and Communication at Qatar Charity, expressed his pride in the ongoing strategic partnership with Al Quran Al Kareem Radio in the implementation of the “Competitors” programme, considering all those who support it as partners in its achievements and winners in its competitions.
Al-Ali also extended his sincere thanks to all those who contributed to the success of the programme, especially Al Quran Al Kareem Radio, as it is a strategic partner in the program.
During the ceremony, the Winer Shield was awarded to the team of Ashghal, who has beaten the team of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry according to criteria relating to an innovative concept, teamwork, social media engagement, and humanitarian project.
In a statement, Yasir Mustafa Al Janahi, the reprehensive of 'Ashghal', praised the idea of the "Competitors" programme, as it provides an opportunity to engage in humanitarian work, pointing out that Ashghal’s project will be implemented in Darfur, , which includes the construction of a secondary school and health center.
Sheikh Khalid Abu Moza, a member of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry’s team, said, "Participation in charitable work enhances communication among different groups of society." The ministry team managed to raise the required amount, with the generous support of benefactors in Qatar, to carry out its charity project in Indonesia.
During the ceremony, Qatar charity has launched the second phase of the third season of the “Competitors” programme, in which the team of General Directorate of Traffic from the Ministry of Interior and the team of the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs will contest.
Major Jaber Mohammed Odeiba, reprehensive of the team of General Directorate of Traffic, said the participation of the directorate comes within the framework of social responsibility for the benefit of vulnerable people, noting that the team will give a tough competition to its counterpart in this phase to implement its charity project.
For his part, Salman Yousuf, representative of the team for the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs, expressed his pleasure to participate in this phase, noting that this phase will witness an intense competition between both teams to support humanitarian and charitable work that will contribute to making a change in the lives of beneficiates.