CNA-Q Hosts Charity Week Interuniversity Event
The campus of College of the North Atlantic-Qatar (CNA-Q) was alive with Marvel Superheroes recently, as the College played host to an inaugural Charity Week Interuniversity event.
Fundraising activities included food sales, game, a photo booth, face painting, interactive quizzes, henna, and much more.
Participating institutions included College of the North Atlantic-Qatar, Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar, Community College of Qatar, Georgetown University Qatar, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Northwestern University Qatar, Qatar University, Texas A & M University at Qatar, University of Calgary in Qatar, Virginia Commonwealth University Arts in Qatar.
Charity Week is an international volunteer-led, non-profit organization active in six countries - UK, USA, Germany, Canada, South Africa & Qatar. The basic concept of Charity Week is to organize events in institutions and raise funds for orphans and the less fortunate. In Qatar, Charity Week has been active since 2014 with the partnership of Education Above All (EAA). All the money raised is invested towards Education Above All selected projects. EAA Foundation aims to build a global movement that contributes to human, social and economic development through the provision of quality education.
“This is an excellent charity with which to be involved,” said Eng. Aljazzi Fetais, Associate Vice President, Student Affairs at CNA-Q. “It provides an opportunity for our students to learn about giving back to the community, and caring for those less fortunate. These are important lessons that make our students more well-rounded as individuals.”
The evening wrapped up a week of activities on the CNA-Q campus, where students sold a wide variety of items to raise money for charity.
Last year, Charity Week raised 182,800.50 QAR in Qatar, and close to 6.5 million QAR globally. The money was used to fund 70 projects in 26 different countries. This year the four projects in line for funding are cancer care in Gaza, healthcare in Pakistan, education in Niger, Afghanistan, and the Middle East, and Emergency aid in Syria, Sudan, Southern Africa, and Asia.