Qatar foundation launches social responsibility centre
Doha, July 13, 2014
Alfaisal Without Borders (ALF) Foundation has launched Qatar’s first fully dedicated institution to social responsibility.
The Alfaisal Social Responsibility Center is the first of its kind to introduce a new concept in volunteer work by moving from merely serving others to the stage of self-development simultaneously with serving others, said a statement.
The foundation aims at establishing modern social responsibility standards and criteria to serve as benchmarks for future projects directed towards serving the Qatari society before sharing and circulating this experience regionally in preparation of its global launch, it said.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Faisal bin Qassim Al-Thani, vice chairman of the board of trustees, ALF Foundation, said: “The launch of Alfaisal Social Responsibility Center under the umbrella of Alfaisal Without Borders Foundation will remarkably contribute to achieving the foundation’s mission and enhancing its role in serving the society in line with Qatar National Vision 2030.
“The centre will seek to provide a positive environment that instills the concepts of social responsibility and ingrains them into the society to reach the desired positive change, establish bridges of constructive communication, have the ability to influence others positively, share experiences, and exchange knowledge and expertise to enact a comprehensive social revival.”
Abdullatif Ali Al-Yafei, ALF general manager, said: “The centre will introduce several unique initiatives and will prepare, organise and conduct specialised meetings and forums across a wide range of areas including business, entrepreneurship, learning and education. While some of the meetings will be youth-oriented such as behavioural correction, refining personal skills and acquiring new experiences, others will contain general knowledge for all age groups and social segments.”
“Its mission is to implement pioneering social initiatives, projects and programmes that actively contribute to promoting self- and social responsibility and preparing leaders in this regard, establishing an incubator environment for self- and social development, and boosting the spirit of human cooperation and communication among all peoples for a better world,” added Al-Yafei.
A number of initiatives and programmes topping the centre’s agenda for the upcoming stage were outlined recently.
Ali Ma’re, executive director, said: “The centre will soon launch ‘Ramadan this year is an achievement’, a self-development programme for enhancing self-discipline and accomplishing goals starting with the holy month. It is also expected to launch ‘Zad’, an international initiative that ignites its spark in Qatar and aims at controlling consumer behaviour and reducing the global wastage of food resources.
“The initiative also seeks to spread the culture of rationalisation and disciplined consumption through several innovative projects and programmes under the motto ‘Food, preserve it to increase’.” - TradeArabia News Service