Qatar Charity marks women's day to celebrate their role in fighting covid-19

  • 9 months   ago

Qatar Charity (QC) marked today International Women's Day to celebrate the tremendous efforts made by women to fight the coronavirus in and outside Qatar.

This year, International Women's Day is being celebrated under the theme “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”.

Women, both employees or volunteers, at Qatar Charity, have demonstrated their abilities during the current global health crisis, contributing to delivering effective and efficient assistance to fight the coronavirus.

A year ago, Qatar Charity launched an initiative under the hashtag of #VolunteerForQatar to limit the spread of the Coronavirus. A good number of female Qatari and expatriate volunteers took part in the initiative to contribute to arranging aid, kits, and preventive items that were distributed to the workers across the country. The female volunteers also contributed to distributing many items, including multi-lingual awareness leaflets and educational materials, to the workers to raise awareness among them of the importance of health and personal hygiene. Besides, they took part in distributing the food items.

Ms. Fatima Jumah AlMohannadi, Head of Initiatives and Volunteering, Qatar Charity, praised the role played by the Qatari and expatriate women in fighting the coronavirus, considering the step an incentive to encourage women to get involved in voluntary and humanitarian work.

Female employees working at the different departments of Qatar Charity, as well as at its offices outside the State of Qatar, took part in the campaigns aimed at preventing the coronavirus.  

Shaikha Mohammed AlSubaey, a content specialist at the Marketing Department of Qatar Charity said she provided content necessary for the awareness campaigns launched by Qatar Charity to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

Female media persons and social media influencers have contributed significantly to raising awareness, encouraging people to get involved in volunteering and giving to limit the negative effects of the pandemic.

Nadine Al-Bitar, a media person and civil society activist, said that she participated in many awareness-raising initiatives launched by Qatar Charity to motivate people to adhere to social distancing and wearing masks.

She also partook in distributing winter items to workers and food packages to expatriate families with low income affected by the coronavirus.

The female employees of Qatar Charity supervised, Noon, a platform to remotely teach, train, and empower. Within the framework of the ‘Noon’ platform, Qatar Charity organized many educational programs and training workshops such the Quran leaning course, ‘Al-Qaeda Al-Nourania’ course, and ‘Tamkeen’ program, benefiting hundreds of girls and children.

Source: Qatar Charity