Posted on October 01, 2014

Qatargas today announced its support to ‘Arshedny Center’ run by Sheikh Eid Charitable Association in the form of a financial contribution. Qatargas’ contribution will be used to support drug abuse awareness and rehabilitation programmes run by Arshedny Centre.

The announcement was made at a joint press conference held at Qatargas’ Head Office building in Doha attended by Mansour Rashid Al-Naimi, Qatargas Public Relations Manager, and Sultan Bin Abdulla Al-Otaibi, Director, Arshedny Center.

Mansour Rashid Al-Naimi, Qatargas Public Relations Manager said: “We commend the initiative taken by Sheikh Eid Charitable Association and Arshedny Center to address the issue of drug abuse and re-habilitation and we are very pleased to support their efforts in this regard. Supporting initiatives aimed at enhancing the health and wellbeing of society are key elements of Qatargas’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), aligned with the Human Development Pillar of the Qatar National Vision 2030.”

“Drug abuse is a matter of great concern in today’s world, especially among the younger generation and has a significant impact on society. We must do everything we can to prevent people from becoming addicted to drugs, as well as to rehabilitate those who have undergone de-addiction programmes, so that they can once again become productive members of the society. We hope this initiative will help in highlighting this issue and encourage other organizations in the country to follow”, he added.

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In appreciation of Qatargas’ support, Sultan Bin Abdulla Al-Otaibi, Director, Arshedny Center  said: “Qatargas has always been keen to support the Arshedny Center and its projects that serve the community through counseling and rehabilitation and spreading awareness among young people and society as a whole and we appreciate the continued support and active participation.”

“Qatargas’ contributions in supporting the Center’s projects underscore its commitment towards social development services and its initiative in providing financial and moral support to the Center’s programs is aimed at fulfilling its obligations towards society as part of the Company’s corporate social responsibility. We commend Qatargas for this great role and extend our thanks and appreciation for supporting this outstanding project. Qatargas has always been proactive in supporting us and this is a great incentive for us to continue with important initiatives that are beneficial to society.”

Arshedny Center is a specialized, non-profit organization providing scientific programs in counselling, rehabilitation, training and prevention of drug abuse. The center works to establish effective partnerships with local, regional and global institutions and organizations competent in addressing the problems of addiction in accordance with international best practices and global standards.