QFBQ: Opening Price: 1.868 | High: 1.91 | Low: 1.868 | Closing Price: 1.892 | Volume: 1,361,281 | 0.793 % NEWS: Qatar First Bank Acquires Gateway Plaza Building in the US
07 September 2009

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