The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA), in co-operation with Qatar Charity (QC), has concluded a charity campaign launched under the title 'Digital Inclusion'.
The campaign, held at Mall of Qatar from October 1 to October 5, was aimed at receiving donations of either used or new electronic devices to redistribute them to students, orphans, workers and widows in order to improve their technical knowledge and capabilities.
The in-kind donations of electronic devices such as computers, laptops, smartphones and tablets were collected at a booth, which also included activities for children such as colouring and handcrafts, the CRA said in a press statement.
“The CRA has launched its first charity campaign at the aim of contributing to the achievement of one of the Qatar National Vision 2030 goals: fostering innovation, creativity and capacity-building within young people. This is in addition to enhancing the co-operation and community partnership with Qatar Charity, especially in matters related to the CRA’s mandate: regulating Qatar’s information and communications technology (ICT) sector,” said Sheikha Noor al-Thani, International Relations specialist at the CRA.
“We are proud of our partnership with the CRA and Mall of Qatar and our co-operation in the 'Digital Inclusion' campaign, which is part of our keenness to establish strategic partnerships with various institutions and entities in the country to serve the community through charitable work. It also came due to our keenness to involve the Qatari society in volunteer work to support the humanitarian programmes and projects of Qatar Charity,” said Jassim al-Emadi, director of the Local Development Department at QC.
The CRA launched the campaign as part of its participation in the Digital Inclusion Week for the Arab Region, organised by the International Telecommunication Union and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.
The Digital Inclusion Week aims at highlighting and raising awareness about mechanisms to integrate marginalised sectors of Arab societies using ICTs, especially persons with disabilities, women, youth, children, rural and remote populations, as well as migrants.
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