Posted on June 14, 2016

The Youth Company (TYC), Qatar’s social youth enterprise, has launched its annual Ramadan volunteer program “7asanat Olympics”.

Started earlier this week, 7asanat Olympics serves as a platform for volunteering and engaging with the community during the holy month. Ms. Aya Abu Issa, CEO, TYC said: “7asanat Olympics continues to grow and add value to the community. It is a platform for the youth to channel their energy towards serving and giving back to the people of Qatar. We are grateful for the generous support from our sponsors and most of all thankful to the volunteers for donating their time and effort”.

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During the holy month of Ramadan, over 250 volunteers will engage in a number of initiatives including distributing Iftar boxes at traffic lights before and after Iftar, teaming up with Qatar Charity for the “#Yestahloon” initiative to clothe low income workers, collecting clothing and household good donations from a number of residential compounds in Qatar. The volunteers will also visit children at numerous Hamad Medical Corporation facilities and elderly citizens in their homes to entertain them and join them for iftar meals courtesy of the initiative sponsors.

Mr. Khalid Samir, Director of Operations, Al Jaidah Motors & Trading commented on the sponsorship: “We are delighted to be the title sponsor of the Youth Company’s 7asanat Olympics this year, a fantastic initiative led by the youth in Qatar with the aim of giving back to our communities. The various efforts to be exercised will go to highlight the spirit of the holy month, providing support to those in need. As we continue to grow our business locally, it’s key for us at Jaidah Automotive to invest our time and resources to also positively impact our society.”

The Youth Company launched 3 [].jpgWith more than 250 youth volunteers dedicating their time to collecting and distributing essential items in the holy month, TYC plans to provide up to 500 volunteering hours to youth. Following collection and distribution of charity items, TYC will also launch Iftar street campaign, assembling, packing and distributing more than 3,000 iftar boxes at major Doha intersections. “We are committed to supporting the community and we are focusing on being a caring neighbor through our 7asanat activities,” concluded Aya Abu Issa.

The program is in its 3rd year, and enjoys the support of a number of sponsors including  Title Sponsor – Jaidah Automotive, Platinum Sponsor – Vodafone Falla Club, Logistics Partner – GWC Logistics, Food Partner – Hilton Doha, Water Partner - Coca Cola Qatar, Charity Partner - Qatar Charity, Marketing Partner – Commverse and Event Partner - 9Series Events.