Qatar Charity’s volunteering initiative against COVID-19 receives overwhelming response
The volunteering initiative launched by Qatar Charity to contribute to the efforts made by the country to curb the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) according to the Ministry of Public Health and the concerned authorities in Qatar, received an overwhelming response from the people in Qatar, both citizens and residents. The number of volunteers has jumped to 7,460 persons, out of 8,000 volunteers targeted by Qatar Charity. A group of volunteers has embarked on their efforts in this regard.
The initiative came to support civil society, respond quickly to any emergency at any time and benefit from volunteers’ capabilities for community service.
The volunteer must be a Qatari citizen or a resident of Qatar, and be at least 18 years old, and the applicant must be medically fit to carry out volunteering activities.
Qatar Charity has urged people to volunteer to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), calling on them to register for volunteering through the link https://www.qcharity.org/en/qa/volunteer.
Several governmental bodies are contributing to the efforts of Qatar Charity, in line with the country's plan to engage all institutions and organizations to curb the spread of COVID-19 and minimize the infections. The employees of the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) participated in these efforts by preparing food baskets and necessary supplies.
Besides, Qatar Charity is co-operating with the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA) in implementing an awareness campaign for workers to urge them to take preventive and precautionary measures against Covid-19.
The campaign includes the distribution of many brochures and the release of video clips in various languages including Urdu, Hindi, Filipino, and Sri Lankan.
Personal hygiene items, food supplies, and multilingual awareness leaflets have been distributed to 3500 workers in the industrial areas of Al khor, Al Shamal, Al Shahaniya, in addition to 500 workers in Al Wakra.
The awareness campaign included instructions on washing your hands with soap and water, covering the nose and mouth with a clean tissue when coughing and sneezing and throwing the used tissue in the trash immediately, and avoiding touching nose, eyes and mouth.
The instructions also included avoiding contact with persons who have symptoms of respiratory illness like coughing or sneezing, and following and instructions and guidelines of the country.