Qatar Charity comes to Dar targeting needy groups in community

08Dec 2021
Geoffrey Nangai
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Qatar Charity comes to Dar targeting needy groups in community

QATAR has reiterated its commitment to support various humanitarian and development projects in Tanzania. Speaking during the inauguration of the Qatar Charity Office in Dar es Salaam on Monday, Qatar Charity’s CEO and Advisor,  Jassim Al Jassim said the not for profit organization’s-

Qatar’s ambassador to Tanzania, Hussain Ahmad Al-Homaid (C), cuts a ribbon to launch Qatar Charity Office in Dar es Salaam o Monday. Second right is the charity’s CEO, Jassim Al Jassin. Photo: Correspondent MirajiMsala

-launch of a new office in the country is aimed to enhance emergency humanitarian interventions.

Al Jassim said the charity has between 2019 and 2021 invested 25 million riyals (over 15.8bn/-) to provide emergency relief and development projects that have benefited 300,000 people in economic empowerment, education, health, water, sanitation and housing.

“We are pleased to announce the opening of our field office in Dar es Salaam and we believe it will help to take our services closer to the needy. We believe in the fundamental dignity of everyone and work with all people regardless of faith, race, gender or political beliefs,” he said.

Al Jassim added that his organization seeks to increase charitable cooperation with international partners and benefit from the support and funding of donors. “We have been in Tanzania for several years and with the support of the good people of Qatar, we have been able to provide emergency relief and development support,” he stated.

The Qatar Charity CEO further noted that his organization has already invested 4.5 million riyals (approximately 2.8bn/-) to build100 housing units, schools, bakery, water wells and tanks that are benefitting some 24,000 people this year.

In a key note address at the launch, Ambassador of Qatar to Tanzania, Hussein bin Ahmed Al Humaid expressed his gratitude for the strong bilateral relations between the two countries adding that the Gulf island nation will continue supporting Tanzania’s development vision. “We have had good bilateral relations with Tanzania and we shall continue working together in various sustainable development projects,” Ambassador Al Humaid pledged.

In a vote of thanks, former Dar es Salaam Special Zone Commander, Suleiman Kova who is also the Founder of Suleiman Kova Security and Disaster Management Foundation (Sukos-DMF), thanked Qatar Charity for its unwavering support to the needy in Tanzania.

“I take this opportunity to thank the people of Qatar for the humanitarian support they provide to Tanzanians. I believe this new office will help bring humanitarian services closer to the people,” he said.

Qatar Charity is a leading Gulf-origin nongovernmental organization dedicated to carrying out humanitarian and development programs to fight global poverty by working in partnership with vulnerable communities regardless of faith, race, gender or political beliefs.