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ROTA volunteers celebrate Garangao with children in hospitals
15 July 2015

  • GarangaoCelebrations Made Possible Thanks To Willing Volunteers And Generous Sponsorship From Occidental Petroleum Qatar

Doha, Qatar, 15 July 2015: Last week, as part of Reach Out To Asia’s (ROTA) Ramadan 2015 Project, committed volunteers gave up their time to celebrate Garangao with paediatric patients at Al Wakra Hospital and Hamad Medical Corporation. The festivities were funded by Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY Qatar), the exclusive sponsor of ROTA’s Ramadan 2015 Project.

As a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), ROTA believes in the importance of unlocking human potential as well as the development and power of human capacities. ROTA’s annual Ramadan Project aims to raise local awareness of the value of volunteerism and community service, and is aligned with the Human and Social Development Pillars of the Qatar National Vision 2030.

For the ninth consecutive year, ROTA’s enthusiastic and motivated volunteers shared Garangao  celebrations with the children at Hamad General Hospital. This year was the first time ROTA included Al Wakra Hospital in its Ramadan 2015 Project.

Around 40 ROTA volunteers took part in the festivities, interactingwith children in both the inpatient and outpatient wards, spreading happiness, and distributing toys.


Mr Essa Al Mannai, ROTA’s Executive Director, said: “Reach Out to Asia continues to carry out its Garangao activity inorder to cheer up children with various medical conditions. I thank Allah for the positivity and determination of ROTA’s volunteers to give back to those in need.”

Al Mannai added: “I would like to thank the officials at Hamad General Hospital and Al Wakra Hospital for  enabling us to reach these children. I would also like to extend my sincere thanks to Occidental Petroleum Corporation, our exclusive sponsor for our Ramadan 2015 Project. OXY has been an invaluable partner over the past four years in supporting ROTA’s community development initiatives.”

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