RAF's children corner attracts huge crowd

 10 Jun 2017 - 2:08

RAF's children corner attracts huge crowd
Children enjoy during the Garangao celebrations at Doha Festival City, yesterday. Pic: Kammutty VP / The Peninsula

The Peninsula

Children’s corner and play area set up by Sheikh Thani bin Abdullah Foundation for Humanitarian Services (RAF) under Ramadan Village at Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) is attracting a big number of children as winning candidates are offered valuable prizes on daily basis.
“Children have been provided opportunities to participate in prize-driven games like some physical activity, colouring and drawing among many others," Abu Ahmad, an official of RAF told The Peninsula.

Garangao celebration and activities at Katara cultural village yesterday. Pic: Baher Amin / The Peninsula


“The participants are being given small tasks and winning candidates receive valuable prizes including toys and bicycles among others,” he added.
Children’s corner is organised by RAF under its Ramadan event 'Bashair Al Rahma' (good news for mercy) in collaboration with QNCC and Qatar Chamber under the supervision of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs.



The village is also hosting various religious programmes every day. A charity bazaar showcasing several foods and non-food items by productive families has been set up.
“The activities start by 9:30pm and continue for hours long every day. Children are being provided materials for face painting and colouring,” said Abu Ahmad.
A stage has been set up near charity bazaar at Ramadan village so the children can participate in amusement games and various competitions. A special Qatari team has been invited to offer games and amusement programs to children.



“We have been providing games and amusements programs to children for years on different occasions including national events, Ramadan and Eids ,” said the team leader, Yusuf Amin Al Umri. “We also organised many similar programmes in collaboration with RAF,” he added.
“The number of participants are growing day by day. We received a big number of children during weekend from Thursday to Saturday,” said Al Umri.
The most interested thing for children is to participate in game competitions as RAF offers attractive prizes to the winners every day. "We have divided the games as per the age group of the children. We prepared some games for adults, the parents of the children but for bigger event here the games are only for children," said Al Umri.
The programmes aim at bringing smile on the faces of children and help increase their skills at the same time. "We have noted that parents become happy to see their children playing and participating," he added.