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05 Feb 2018 - 8:30
DOHA: NAMA, a center under the Qatar Foundation for Social Welfare, launched the second edition “Moqbeleen” awareness campaign in the last week of January. “Moqbeleen” is an oriented awareness and cultural campaign that builds on informing and exposing NAMA’s projects, programs and services, raising awareness of the importance of educational attainment, seizing the right opportunities and channelling specialized platforms in all schools, universities, youth forums, youth academies and all civil society organizations.
Maryam bint Abdullatif Al Mannai, Acting Executive Director of NAMA, said that she is immensely proud of this whole and integrated campaign. She pointed out to the comprehensive nature of NAMA’s projects, as they respond to the aspirations of the Qatari youth through multiple programs.
The campaign is important because it approaches the youth in their own communities, where the campaigners go on field trips to all of the targeted youth groups to inform them about NAMA’s activities and services, explain avenues of cooperation, and provide them with data on how to join and benefit from all of NAMA’s projects, courses and workshops.
Moreover, they present ideas and discuss them with the youth and provide answers and solutions to all their queries and concerns.
The campaign kicked off at the “Simaisma Girls Forum”, which was an opportunity to meet with the young girls who welcomed the new projects after learning about NAMA’s goals, activities, and services.
Positive spirit and enthusiasm were prevailed during the visit, where interesting discussions were held with young ladies. A presentation about NAMA projects was given by the campaign leader where leaflets were distributed, gifts were presented and souvenir photos were taken.
Through these visits, the center seeks to attract youth, activate their training and education, and prepare them to participate in future campaign projects.
In the following week, ambassadors of the campaign visited Hamad Bin Khalifa Medical City in cooperation with the Carrier Services and Recruitment Departments. The visit included scheduled sessions with the targeted group of high school and university students.
The campaigners praised social work as a means to realize sustainable social development, noting that social work involves the fundamental values of a cooperative individual who has a sense of belonging to the society and is ready to work for social welfare that would take him out of his own interests into the broader social and humanitarian spheres.
The two visits are followed by many field visits to community societies and educational institutions, and will continue until the month of May.
From his side, Abdul Rahman Al Sayed, Head of Programs of Community Outreach at NAMA, stressed that rapid social, economic and developmental progress create new conditions and circumstances that call for the collective efforts of all components of the society.
Therefore, NAMA is keen to highlight the importance of an efficient and effective community awareness plan about proactivity of social work. The center introduces programs aimed at target groups in the different fields of training, entrepreneurship development, and social entrepreneurship. It also develops the capacities of youth and introduces scholarships and university programs to students.
Abdul Rahman added: “In this perspective, we launched the “Moqbeleen” campaign projects in partnership with Qatari youth. We hope that these programs will be adequate to most of our youth aspirations and requirements, address their needs and queries, and provide all means to overcome the obstacles they are facing.”