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50K benefit from Qatar’s ‘Our Eid is One’ initiative

50K benefit from Qatar’s ‘Our Eid is One’ initiative

Tribune News Network
Doha
Around 50,000 residents from 17 nationalities benefited from Qatar’s “Our Eid is One” initiative. As many as 25,000 food coupons, including necessary food materials for Eid, were distributed to people.
The initiative launched by Qatar in its second edition aims to help residents celebrate Eid Al Adha at their homes and to convey the importance of staying at home to prevent of the spread of COVID-19.
The second phase of the initiative was executed as a continuation of the “Our Eid is One Initiative – 1”, which was implemented during last Eid Al Fitr.
The coupons were distributed on the first day of Eid Al Adha at a function held in the headquarters of the Qatar Charity in Lusail in the presence of 40 officials representing embassies and community organisations.
Jointly initiated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), the Ministry of Interior (MoI), the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA), Qatar Charity and Ooredoo, “Our Eid is One” initiative has come as another step that strengthens the bond between Qatar and members of expatriate communities and also as a support and care by the government to ensure the welfare of expats during the tough time of the COVID-19.
The embassies of Philippines, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Tunisia, Gambia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Ghana and Kenya and expat community organisations such as the Bangladeshi Community Organisation, the Indian Community Benevolent Forum, the Indian Cultural Centre, the Kerala Muslim Cultural Centre, the Cultural Forum, the Indonesian Community Association – Permica, the Indian Community Center, the Helping Hands — Al Khor, the Filipino Community in Qatar, the Non Resident Nepalese Association, the Thrissur Dt Souhruda Vedi, the Kerala Cultural Center and the Sri Lankan Community Development Forum will benefit mainly from the “Our Eid is One Initiative – 2”.
The coupons received by the community representatives will be distributed among the needy members of the community, including families, individuals and workers.
To convey the joy of happiness on the occasion of Eid Al Adha, as part of the initiative, a total of 25,000 Eid greeting cards were also distributed among the community members along with food coupons. A total of 3,000 gifts were also distributed among the children of the needy families to spread the joy. In addition to this, 4,000 gifts will be distributed among the residents of COVID-19 quarantine facility in Umm Sulal besides other gifts and Ooredoo recharge coupons among the workers.
For ensuring the reach of the benefit of this initiative, the Ministry of Interior in cooperation with MADLSA set up a Google registration link and shared that link with leaders of all community organisations who were part of the initiative. Qatar Charity coordinated with Al Meera for the delivery of the food kits through its branches in different parts of Qatar.
After closing the registration deadline, the data of each community and organisations were handed over to the community leaders and then, the community leaders were asked to deliver the coupons to those who registered in order to collect the food kits from various branches of Al Meera supermarkets.25,000 food coupons distributed among
expatriate communities to spread joy