In keeping with the spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan, Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) is hosting various events and activities, including social media competitions and a Garangao kids’ celebration. QF Radio, the voice of Qatar Foundation, is also hosting special Ramadan programmes throughout the Holy Month on both its English and Arabic channels.
As part of its community development pillar, Qatar Foundation is driving its Ramadan initiatives for the enjoyment of the community at large. The activities begin with the ‘Guess Who, Guess What’ daily Instagram competition, where for the first three weeks of Ramadan @Qatarfoundation is posting daily questions about famous Islamic scholars and inventors, at noon. The answersand information about Qatar Foundation’s role in advancing innovation along with the names of the winners, will be accessible at www.qf.org.qa from 10am the following day.
Additionally, as part of education on science and community initiatives, Qatar Foundation will celebrate the work of its various centres during Ramadan, by sharing content produced by respective institutions under a weekly theme – the first of which will be ‘charity’. The themes will illustrate how Qatar continues to strive towards fostering a culture of excellence. Qatar Foundation Facebook fans and Twitter followers are also encouraged to illustrate how they too contribute to the celebration of each theme, by posting pictures using the hashtag #QFRamadan.
Meanwhile, Qatar Foundation subsidiary Msheireb Properties, in association with Eid Charity, is hosting a daily Iftar tent to celebrate and capture the ethos of the Holy Month at the ‘Msheireb Downtown Doha’ project. The tent will welcome fasting individuals from all sectors of society to provide daily complimentary meals to more than 9,000 people including onsite construction workers and local residents.
QF Radio English (91.7 FM) and Arabic (93.7 FM) are also contributing to Qatar Foundation’s Ramadan community development initiative through dedicated programming that immerses listeners into the spirit of the Holy Month.Lively and engaging discussions about the ‘Misconceptions about Islam’ and ‘Ramadan Abroad’ or tales of ‘The Life of the Prophet’ or ‘One Thousand and One Nights’ offer QF Radio English and Arabic listeners holistic coverage of the Holy Month.
Qatar Foundation will also host the traditional children’s celebration ‘Garangao’ at the Al Shaqab indoor arena during the Holy Month, while Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) will send out daily tips about seeking education in Ramadan. Join the conversation on Twitter @HBKU_SC, or at www.facebook.com/HBKU_SC, or by searching #HBKURamadan and #RamadanConversations.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and illustrates the key tenets in the life of Muslims, regardless of their geographical location, by teaching people of all ages the importance of self-discipline, sacrifice and empathy towards those who are less fortunate.