Qatar First Investment Bank hosts a special iftar for the residents of the Qatari Institution for Elderly Persons’ Care

Qatar First Investment Bank hosts a special iftar for the residents of the Qatari Institution for Elderly Persons’ Care

Qatar First Investment Bank (QFIB) continues its “Ramadan Blessings” campaign by hosting an iftar for the Qatari Institution for Elderly Persons’ Care on Sunday to mark the forthcoming Eid El Fitr.

QFIB senior management and staff organized an iftar for the residents of the Qatari Institution for the Elderly at their premises to promote solidarity and brotherhood with the different segments of society. QFIB employees exchanged conversation with the elderly over an iftar meal, and then distributed gifts to all residents of the institution, on the occasion of the forthcoming Eid al Fitr.

The Qatari Institution for Elderly Persons’ Care is a private institution. Based in Doha, the institution provides shelter for elderly persons whose families are unable to look after them. It also offers health, social and psychological care and endeavours to integrate the elderly members of community into Qatari society.

CEO of QFIB, Mike de Graffenried said: “We are delighted to share an iftar with the residents of the Qatari Institution for the Elderly Persons’ Care. At QFIB we take our corporate social responsibility role seriously. We launched the ‘Ramadan Blessings’ campaign during the holy month to support the local community and reach out to those less fortunate in the society. This underlines the Islamic nature of our business. ”

Qatari Institution for Elderly Persons’ Care’s General Manager, Mr. Youssef Al Muftah stated: “We thank Qatar First Investment Bank for this noble initiative. We are honored to have the employees of the bank share an iftar with the residents of the institution. This clearly indicates the bank’s strong belief in solidarity and commitment to Shari’ah principles.”

Qatar First Investment Bank is the first, fully independent Shari’ah compliant investment bank to be authorized by the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority. It launched in March and aims to become one of the leading financial institutions in Shari’ah compliant investment banking in Qatar and the GCC

Qatar First Investment Bank celebrates Garangou with children of the Dhreima Friends Club

Qatar First Investment Bank celebrates Garangou with children of the Dhreima Friends Club

Qatar First Investment Bank (QFIB) continued its “Ramadan Blessings” campaign for the Holy Month of Ramadan on Saturday by hosting an iftar for the children of the Dhreima Friends Club to celebrate the Garangaou.

QFIB Chairman, staff and their families invited the children of Dhreima Friends Club to share an iftar at the Milllenium Hotel where they were entertained by a variety of children’s acts including the well-known characters from the popular UAE-based cartoon “Freej”. QFIB staff gave the children Garangaou bags and gifts to mark the special occasion.

Garangaou is a special Qatari tradition for children and is celebrated on the 14th of Ramadan. Garangaou is a time where it is customary for children to dress up in traditional gowns and visit neighbours and collect nuts and sweets.

Dhreima Friends Club aims to provide an integrated Islamic system of care and shelter for orphans in the State of Qatar. Dhreima believes ensuring the welfare of orphans is the responsibility of society which is why partnering with other local organisations is an important aspect of their work.

Chairman of QFIB, Abdulla Ghorab Al Marri said: “At QFIB, we are committed to reaching out to the local community and raising awareness of noble causes. This underlines the Islamic nature of our organization. We constantly encourage our staff to contribute to the community whether through financial contributions or in kind especially during special times such as the Holy Month of Ramadan. We are delighted to participate in celebrating this cultural occasion with the children of Dhreima Friends Club and succeed in placing a smile on the childrens’ faces.”

Other social activities planned under the Ramadan Blessings’ campaign include hosting an Iftar for the Qatari Institute of Elderly Persons’ Care to celebrate Eid El Fit’r. QFIB employees and family members will participate in this initiative.

Qatar First Investment Bank is the first, fully independent Shari’ah compliant investment bank to be authorized by the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority. It launched in March and aims to become one of the leading financial institutions in Shari’ah compliant investment banking in Qatar and the GCC