Posted on: Tuesday 31 July, 2012 12:17
|ROTA hosts Community Iftar for Special Needs
To highlight the true meaning of Ramadan, Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) continued to celebrate the Holy Month by hosting a special Community Iftar event for two Community-Based Organisations working with Special Needs adults and children.
Among the Community-Based Organisations taking part in the ROTA Ramadan Iftar event at the Qatar Foundation Recreation Centre on 22nd July were residents of the Qatar Society for Rehabilitation of Special Needs and the Dhreima Orphanage.
ROTA Volunteers actively participated in the event as Special Needs adults and children tasted a sumptuous spread of delicacies for the Iftar, received gifts and enjoyed an exciting evening of entertainment.
Mr. Essa Al Mannai, Executive Director of Reach Out To Asia said: “ROTA is committed to building partnerships with Qatar’s community-based organisations, and community Iftars highlight the spirit of camaraderie and sharing that marks the Holy Month of Ramadan.”
“Our initiative to host Community Iftar for the Qatar Society for Rehabilitation of Special Needs and the Dhreima Orphanage is one of many ROTA Ramadan activities and reiterates our focus on reaching out to all members of society, especially children.”
Community Iftar events are a key part of ROTA’s Ramadan 2012 Project, sponsored by OXY, which includes distributing grocery supplies to disadvantaged families, house ‘makeover’ renovations for families in need and sharing the joy of Garangao Night alongside children with medical conditions.
“Community-based organisations make an enormous impact on the lives of the people they work with, and strengthen the community as a whole," added Essa Al Mannai.
"Their programs provide opportunities to people who otherwise wouldn't have access to the support they need. ROTA is proud to recognize the contribution they make to society and show our support for the work they do."