Posted on June 20, 2017

The third edition of Vodafone’s fundraising challenge #GivingChallenge has raised a total of QR 364,810, as a result of 36,481 votes. The challenge which was launched on the first day of Ramadan saw 3 Qatari social media influencers use their social media channels to raise funds for their chosen charity.

Aqeel Al-Janahi, Ahmed Abdallah and Ahmed Khalil used their social media channels to encourage their followers to vote for their chosen charities via Vodafone’s website and for each vote, Vodafone donated QR10 to each charity.

The funds raised for each charity came to:

  • Qatar Charity chosen by Ahmed Abdullaa- QR 153,590
  • Afif chosen by Aqeel Al-Janahi- QR 140,200
  • RAF chosen by Ahmed Khalil - QR 71,020

Dana Haidan, Head of Corporate Responsibility at Vodafone said, “We are so proud of the efforts that Aqeel Al-Janahi, Ahmed Abdallaa and Ahmed Khalil dedicated to raising funds for their chosen charities. The raised funds will now support the honourable work that the charities do to help thousands of underprivileged people including the provision of cataract surgery in the Niger and orphans in the Middle East.” Writer and actor Ahmed Abdullaa who raised the most funds for Qatar Charity said, “I’d like to thank Vodafone for giving me the opportunity to do charity in this innovative way. I am proud that the funds raised will make the wishes of many orphans come true through Qatar Charity’s “Omnyaati” programme.”

Ali Ateeq Al Abdullah, Executive Director of Local Development at Qatar Charity, said: “We are delighted with Qatar Charity’s representative winning this challenge. I would like thank Vodafone for giving us the opportunity to be part of the Giving Challenge, as these donations will help realise the wishes of orphans around the world. Additionally, I thank all the voters who contributed to this charitable activity and its support of humanitarian and development projects.” Launched in Ramadan in 2015 as a new and innovative way to do charity, Vodafone’s #GivingChallenge has raised a total of QR 1,823,310 to date.