Charity Iftar: Focus on low-income workers

 22 May 2017 - 23:43

Charity Iftar: Focus on  low-income workers
(File Photo) Iftar organised by Sheikh Thani bin Abdullah Foundation for Humanitarian Services (RAF) at the Al Arabi Sports Club. July 2, 2017. Abdul Basit © The Peninsula

By Sanaullah Ataullah | The Peninsula

Charity organisations are working in full swing to provide protein-rich Iftar meals to fasting people with special focus on low-income workers during the holy month of Ramadan .

A huge fully air-conditioned Iftar tent is set up at Ain Khalid behind Doha Bank on Salwa Road to offer Iftar meals to hundreds of fasting people. Works are in advanced stage to set up another big Iftar tent with a capacity of catering thousands of fasting people on daily basis at Labor City-Asian Town beside Grand Mall, The Peninsula has learnt. Iftar meals will be also offered to motorists at major intersections in Doha and will be distributed at many labour camps in the Industrial Area on daily basis throughout the holy month of Ramadan, charity officials told The Peninsula.

“We have planned to distribute 36,000 Iftar meals at the rate of 1,200 meals in a day at six intersections on crowded roads of Doha," an official from Sheikh Thani bin Abdullah Foundation for Humanitarian Services (RAF), said. The busy intersections that will witness the distribution of Iftar meals are Al Matar (Airport), Al Bida, Jaliah, Ramada, Amn Al Asma (Capital Police) and Sports Roundabout, the official added.

"Under a separate programme for offering Iftar meals to fasting people we have started setting up Iftar tents across the country," said RAF official.

Iftar venues will be available at Al Matar (Airport) behind Family Food Center (FFC), Abdurrahman bin Jassim School in Wakra besides Mosque No. 728, Al Thumama besides Mosque No. 1130, New Al Rayan (Eid Prayer Ground), Muaither on Commercial Street (before Umm Al Dawm roundabout), Husain Al Ahbabi, Industrial Area near Industrial Area roundabout besides Doha Bank, Industrial Area besides Al Maha Academy, Al Kaban near Commercial Shops, Al Khor, Al Zabara, Umm Salal Mohamad, Al Aziziya (Eid Prayer Ground) and near Mosque No. 1230 behind Al Isra School.

Other places selected for setting up Iftar tents are Mihairija besides Mosque Rawdat bint Mishal Al Atiya No. 1156, Al Gharrafa besides the Majlis of Sheikh Thani bin Abdullah, Al Mamoura near Al Khibra Driving School and Ramez Shopping Complex, Abu Hamour behind Regency Naija Signal near Mosque No. 820, Msheireb, Ain Khalid behind Safari Hypermarket, Muaither North, Al Nasiriya, Bin Umran near Mosque No. 233, Education City (Mosque of Education City) and Al Gharrafa.