Posted on October 29, 2013

As part of its continuing commitment to contribute to the development of the Qatari community, QNB, the World’s Strongest bank, has provided the Qatar Assistive Technology Center "Mada" with a car that is fitted with the latest accessibility features to facilitate the transportation of people with special needs over the next 3 years.

This important development complements the comprehensive ongoing efforts of the Center to provide modern transportation solutions to help those with special needs. It also enables those people who suffer from mobility issues to better access services provided by Mada and other services in the State of Qatar. In addition, the car will be used to help employees and volunteers with disabilities move easily and smoothly between different locations across Qatar.

This donated car is different to other cars and traditional transportation methods. It is carefully designed to meet the requirements of people with special needs. The flexible design of the car makes it convenient for up to 4 wheelchair users to easily enter and exit the vehicle. This is facilitated by the key features of a rear lightweight retractable ramp and a scalable platform with high-quality fasteners for wheelchairs.


The Mada Center will provide trained and qualified drivers to both operate the vehicle and importantly cater to the specific requirements of special needs passengers.

Jointly, The Mada Center and QNB hope that the introduction of this car arrangement will facilitate an easier and better quality of life for people with special needs in Qatar. In addition, by raising awareness around the issue of transportation requirements of special needs people, the objective is to encourage both taxi companies to adopt these cars as a manufacturing model and encourage the engineering and technology sectors in Qatar to design and produce more of these vehicles in the future.

As part of a planned marketing outreach programme, The Center’s “brand” will be displayed on the car as a visible reminder of the "Mada Center" and the valuable works that they undertake. In addition and working in collaboration with QNB, The Mada Center will create a Working Team to develop an Action Plan with the purpose of ensuring the widest and best use of this vehicle for Special Needs people across The State of Qatar.