Qatar Charity (QC) received the Social Responsibility Award (SRA) for its “Future’s Writers” programme in the category of the best national initiative during the 6th Social Responsibility Ceremony, which was attended by the Minister of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs H E Yousef bin Mohammed Al Othman Fakhro. Yousif bin Ahmed Al Kuwari, CEO of Qatar Charity has received the award at the ceremony.
Qatar Charity along with other winners of the award was honored at the ceremony. Dar Al-Sharq aims, through organizing the awards ceremony, aims to raise awareness and disseminate knowledge about social responsibility and its positive impact on building cooperative societies, and encourage companies and governmental and private institutions to pay attention to this aspect for the benefit of the nation.
The ‘Future’s Writers’ programme, which was launched in 2017, is one of QC’s programmes, implemented within Qatar. It is concerned with the development of school students’ writing skills to enable them to write a story within the framework of the Qatari cultural heritage.
The programme is also concerned with nurturing young talents, with the aim of encouraging them to be promising writers.
The idea of this programme is based on organizing story-writing competitions for students, and holding relevant workshops to sharpen their writing skills.
Some 137 female students from 32 preparatory and secondary schools took part in the first edition of the programme, while the number of participants in its second edition increased to 375 male and female students from 55 schools.
However, the third edition witnessed a vast rise in the number of participating students, as it reached 1697 students; both male and female, from 259 primary, preparatory and secondary schools.
The “Future’s Writers” programme is implemented by Qatar Charity in cooperation with its various partners including the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Ministry of Culture and Sports, Qatari Forum for Authors, Qatar University, Khair Jalees Book Club, Dar Rosa Publishing, and the programme’s sponsor, Barwa Bank.
The stories of the first edition of the programme have been translated into the Russian language in co-operation with the Ministry of Culture and Sports and presented at the Moscow International Book Fair.
During the last year 2018, Qatar Charity (QC) has received many awards, medals, and certificates of honors at the Arab and international levels in recognition of its professional performance in the field of humanitarian and development work and due to its programmes, projects, services and initiatives.
For the second year in a row and as part of the Arab Best Award, Qatar Charity bagged the award of the Arab Best Charity organization of 2018. The charity also got the Best Arab Programme award in the category of charity work for the World Refugee School (WRS), which it co-founded with international partners.
The charity also received the certificate of excellence and shield of honor from the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), a government institution in Pakistan, in recognition of its humanitarian and development roles in the country.
It also got the certificate of excellence from the Ministry of Health of Niger, in recognition of its efforts to combat blindness, contribution to alleviating the suffering of poor patients and funding for the operations necessary to restore their eyesight.
Moreover, “Change Maker Award” was received by Sheikh Hamad bin Nasser al-Thani, chairperson of Qatar Charity, from the Aid & Trade Conference and Exhibition in London in April. This honor came in recognition of his role in the service of humanitarian work and his leadership, under which Qatar Charity’s development and humanitarian efforts reached many countries around the world.