Qatar Charity’s pavilion, set up as part of the Qatar National Day celebrations at Darb Al Saai attracted more than 50,000 visitors. The pavilion received an overwhelming appreciation from all segments of society for its various interactive activities and events.
The activities focused on promoting the values of social solidarity, humanitarian action, volunteering, and giving. These events also concentrated on highlighting the importance of helping those in need, promoting a sense of belonging to Qatar, and publicising Qatar Charity’s humanitarian efforts within and outside the country.
An exterior view of Qatar Charity's pavilion at Darb Al Saai
The QC pavilion appealed to a wide variety of visitors
The pavilion received unparalleled appreciation and gratitude from the public, including citizens, residents, and foreign visitors, who expressed their delight at participating in Qatar Charity’s activities, which were an opportunity to learn about humanitarian action and the importance of giving that makes a difference in the lives of thousands of impoverished people.
Sheikh Khalid bin Nasser al-Thani applauded Qatar Charity for setting up an interactive pavilion at Darb Al Saai and for its humanitarian efforts to contribute to supporting people with low incomes within the country and the poor worldwide by implementing relief and development projects. The people in Qatar are well-known for doing good and donating to support the vulnerable, he added.
Khaled al-Ajeeb from Kuwait expressed his happiness at visiting the pavilion and his pride in the humanitarian action that Qatar Charity carries out across the globe.
“What Qatar Charity carries out is something that gratifies us,” said al-Ajeeb, praising the activities and events held for children and families, which emphasise and publicise the importance of humanitarian action.
“The presence of Qatar Charity at Darb Al Saai is very import for the charitable and humanitarian arena at the local and regional levels,” said Mohamed Ghanem al-Muhannadi, founder of the “Al Khor Live” social media platform.
He also noted that the pavilion contributed to promoting the culture of humanitarian action in society innovatively, raising awareness among people about the importance of charitable and voluntary work, and urging them to extend assistance to those in need.
Ali al-Marri, a visitor to the pavilion, expressed his thanks to Qatar Charity for organising various activities at its pavilion, which transmitted the suffering of the needy and the destitute from all over the world, providing an opportunity for visitors to know about the economic, health, and educational crises the vulnerable face across the world.
Social activist Ahmed Batu said, "As usual, Qatar Charity surprises us with new activities every year to celebrate the National Day, and this year, it brought many distinguished additions, through which we came to know about the impact made by the people in Qatar in the humanitarian and charitable field in various countries."
It is noteworthy that the pavilion witnessed the participation of communities in various activities, with the Indian community presenting "Oppana", a popular art, on the stage, which was lauded by spectators, including children, men, and women, especially from Asian communities.
‘Oppana’ is a popular form of social entertainment among the Mappila community of Kerala, South India, especially in Malappuram. Females perform it on special occasions like marriage.
Qatar Charity’s pavilion at Darb Al Saai included four interactive sections, which were Safari El Khair, introductory suite, theatre, and corners for children.
Safari El Khair exhibited the essential humanitarian sectors where Qatar Charity works in and outside the country. It showed these sectors through seven stations named “Water & Sanitation, Education & Culture, Social Welfare, Health, Food, Disaster Response, and “Warmth and Pease”, a Qatar Charity’s campaign for this winter.
There was an introductory suite reflecting the long history of Qatar Charity in the field of humanitarian action since its inception. It also showed the countries, in which Qatar Charity works, cooperating international and regional organisations, memberships, awards, and certificates of appreciation and honor received by Qatar Charity.
A variety of events and competitions were organised for children and adults at theatre, linking them to the National Day from the perspective of humanitarian action, in addition to paying attention and attaching importance to cultural heritage.
The children’s corner linked the participant to the values of the National Day from the perspective of humanitarian action. There was also a corner for women that took mothers back to a glorious past that reminded them of their childhood, as they found at their corner many paintings and objects belonging to the ancient Qatari heritage.