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Hyatt Plaza, QC hold fast-a-thon in support of Somalia kids’ education

educationA fast-a-thon was organised by Hyatt Plaza shopping mall on June 26 and 27 in the food court offering over 400 non-Muslims an opportunity to experience fasting for one day.

The event was supported by Qatar Charity (QC) and Edad Centre to support education in Somalia.

The mall and its supporters pledged a donation of QR80,000, the equivalent of QR200 on the behalf of every participant who registered to fast and encourage education in Somalia by ensuring English courses for orphans.

The event also featured free henna painting, interactive session, gifts distribution and health check-ups by Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC).

Ahmed Saleh Al Ali, Programmes and Project Manager, QC, said: “Children in Somalia don’t have choices but to attempt to enter Europe across the Mediterranean or join the Shabaab extremists because of inadequate schools.

“Our mission along with Hyatt Plaza will be to introduce English course to young minds to increase their chances of getting higher education and becoming productive members in society.”

Proceeds from fast-a-thon will go to a pilot project ‘Help the Orphans’ created by Dr Bilal Philips. The course will be held for about 500 orphans.

The Peninsula