The activity of the ‘Doha Youth Camp for Voluntary and Humanitarian Work’ is set to begin on October 27
DOHA: Organized by the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the activity of ‘Doha Youth Camp for Voluntary and Humanitarian Work’ will start on October 27 to November 6 (2019) aiming at developing the capacities of Muslim youth in the fields of relief and disaster management.
The activity is an opportunity for Muslim youth to exchange experiences in the field of volunteerism and humanitarian work with an aim to develop their capacity in the fields of relief and disaster management.
The event is being organized in collaboration with Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum as part of the ‘Doha – OIC Youth Capital 2019’ activities and under the motto ‘The Youth is the Power of Nation’.
It will continue until November 6, 2019, under the supervision of the Qatar Cultural and Heritage Events Center, and in collaboration with Qatar Charity.
The registration for the Camp was closed on September 28 after being available for registration since July 20, 2019 while the number of registrants for the camp stands at 7, 200.
The Camp is based on a process of simulation and realistic coexistence of the situation of refugees and those affected by natural disasters and wars, so that housing throughout the camp will be in tents similar to a refugee camp. The youth will work to establish values such as giving and altruism because communities are based on cooperation between them whatever their status is.
Dr. Issa Al Hor, Chairman of the Technical Committee for the events of the ‘Doha – OIC Youth Capital 2019’ said that the reason behind the large number of young people from the Islamic world who have registered to participate in the Camp is due to realization of its importance among these youth and their eagerness to participate in it throughout ten-day activity.
He also stressed that a special camp will be established making it a unique camp of its kind, achieving its objectives, including the exchange of experiences between the participants.
The Camp will spread among the participating youth the culture of social responsibility and volunteerism, and provide them with many special skills in the areas of disaster management and relief.
Ahmed Saleh Al Ali, Director of Media and Communication – Qatar Charity, said that it is an opportunity for young people to exchange experiences in the field of volunteerism and humanitarian work and develop and refine their capabilities in the field of relief and disaster management.
Al Ali pointed out that Qatar Charity’s participation in such events comes within its strategic objectives to empower and develop young people in various fields of humanitarian, developmental and voluntary work.
For his part, Ahmed Al Ajmi, Director of Events Department at the Qatar Cultural and Heritage Events Centre, said that the event management has completed all preparations for the activity of the ‘Doha Youth Camp for Voluntary and Humanitarian Work’ by equipping the venue which is Darb Al Saai.
He added that the infrastructure and logistics of the site were equipped to provide a safe infrastructure for the site to the highest specifications, in addition to the playgrounds and training areas for sports and recreational activities.
Ajayeb Al Afifa, Vice-Chairman of the Media Committee for the Events of ‘Doha – OIC Youth Capital 2019’ and Head of Communication at the Department of Public Relations and Communication at the Ministry of Culture and Sports, confirmed that the ‘Doha Youth Camp for Voluntary and Humanitarian Work’ will receive distinguished media coverage.
She said that the various media outlets, including the print and electronic, will be invited to cover the mega youth event, in addition to inviting social media influencers due to the importance of the activity.
Maeed Al Qahtani, Head of Public Relations at Qatar Cultural and Heritage Events Center, confirmed that the Center has completed all the necessary equipment to receive participants in this activity within the framework of the supervision and organization of the Center.
The Center is keen to make this activity an international and a distinctive camp. The camp is equipped with all the necessary amenities, in terms of workshops and various other activities, in addition to training halls and equipping housing for the youth participants of camp, he added.