For the fourth year in a row, Qatar First Bank (QFB), Qatar’s first independent Shari’ah compliant bank regulated by the QFC Regulatory Authority, hosted an Iftar for the residents of the Qatar Foundation for Elderly People Care (Ihsan) and their caregivers in Doha.
As part of its annual ‘Ramadan Blessing” campaign during the Holy Month of Ramadan, Qatar First Bank organized an Iftar as one of a series of initiatives designed to spread joy throughout the community and to encourage people to devote time to share with others during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
After breaking their fast together, QFB delegations presented gifts to the elderly people at the Foundation. In return, Ihsan has presented a plaque to QFB in recognition of its support to Ihsan activities
Mohammed AlSahli, Head of Communications at QFB, said: “On the occasion of Ramadan, QFB has organized this Iftar for the residents of “Ihsan” in line with its corporate social responsibility which emphasizes that iftar events are a key part of QFB Ramadan 2014 campaign. Community-based organisations, like Ihsan, make an enormous impact on the lives of the people they work with, and strengthen the community by offering support to the elderly people and senior citizens who contributed to the development and well-being of our community. Now, it is our duty to support and honour them. We are privileged for hosting this Iftar.”
Mr. Khalid Abdulla Hussein, Director of Public Relations & Media at Ihsan, stressed that Ihsan is always keen and interested to host such events that spread joy among Ihsan residents, especially in Ramadan, which is the month of solidarity and gatherings. He also highlighted that Ihsan has a strong record in hosting such events annually in co-operation with several organisations in Qatar and QFB is one of the leading banks in supporting Ihsan and its activities.
Qatar Foundation for Elderly People Care (Ihsan) was founded in January 2003 under the generous auspices of Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser. Ihsan is dedicated to improving the lives of seniors and helping them overcome social, health, economic and rehabilitative difficulties.
The Foundation also advocates and promotes seniors’ rights in Qatar and provides awareness on issues facing them, as well as guidance to their families.