Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) volunteers recently visited Rumailah Hospital’s Residential Care Community and shared Iftar with disabled residents as 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 socialize 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 organizing this,” said ROTA volunteer Anita 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 Programs 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 six years. 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 Program, Rumailah Hospital’s Residential Care Community houses long-term patients with a range of disabilities.