Posted on June 13, 2015

Qatar Charity (QC) has implemented 5,260 projects valued at QR105 million in Indonesia, said Qatar Tribune.

This was announced by Faisal al Fahaida, QC executive director of operations, during a visit to Indonesia where he met with Indonesian Vice-President of the Shura Council Dr Hidayat Nur Wahid and Dean of the Faculty of Sharia, Shaafa'is University, Dr Ahmed al Shatri. Fahaida spoke with the deputy chairman of the Shura Council regarding priorities for action and future cooperation between Indonesia and QC providing services to help the needy and improve their standard of living. Dr Wahid spoke about the Indonesian Shura Council's experience in contributing to the alleviation of the people's conditions through special committees formed to help the needy groups.

Qatar Charity implements 5,260 [].jpgFahaida reviewed QC's work in Indonesia which involves 5,260 projects valued QR105 million, noting that the QC will continue its development projects in Indonesia, with plans to implement projects valued at over $10 million in the next three years. Fahaida added that QC opened its office in the South East Asian nation following the 2004 tsunami. He revealed the Charity now sponsors 2,500 orphans, students and people with disabilities, further stressing that it operates via 17 offices globally and has projects in over 50 nations.

Dr Shatri spoke about the challenges facing charitable work and development in Indonesia. He agreed on the significance of coordination between those working in the field to identify the appropriate beneficiaries and support them so that they could go on to become active members of the community. The Charity recently opened a major centre of learning in Indonesia, which it built and equipped at a total cost of QR2.196 million. Its income-generating projects in Indonesia include ownership of sewing machines, dairy cows and providing motorcycles to transport goods, thereby benefitting 12,000 households.