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Reach Out To Asia Celebrates Iftar with Residents at Rumailah Hospital
28 June 2016

  • ROTA Volunteers Visit Long-Term Patients with a Range of Disabilities During Ramadan


Doha, Qatar, 28 June 2016:Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) volunteers recently visited Rumailah Hospital’s Residential Care Community and shared Iftar with disabled residentsas part of their Ramadan 2016 outreach initiative.

The joyful event, sponsored by Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY), highlighted the importance of community service in Qatar and brought together diverse members of the Qatari community to socialise and celebrate Ramadan together.

“I really enjoyed the event and I’m extremely grateful to have been part of this activity. To see all the children enjoying themselves was such an amazing feeling and I would like to say thank you to ROTA for organising this,” said ROTA volunteerAnita Madhoo.

ROTA, a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), has an established reputation for bridging the gap between different communities in Qatar, while building a strong culture of dedicated community service.

Mr Mohammed Al Saleh, National Programmes Director, ROTA, said: “Ramadan presents a great opportunity for ROTA to further its community outreach initiatives. Our Ramadan 2016 Project gives ROTA volunteers the chance to engage with members of the wider community. As part of ROTA’s Ramadan 2016 Project, volunteers have shared Iftar with patients at the Rumailah Hospital Residential Care Community for the last sixyears. These initiatives serve as an ideal opportunity for new ROTA volunteers to gain invaluable community service experience.”

ROTA’s Ramadan 2016 Project aims to develop and strengthen relationships with community-based partners through community service initiatives.

As a long-standing community partner of the ROTA Volunteer Programme, Rumailah Hospital’s Residential Care Community houses long-term patients with a range of disabilities.

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