Dhaka : Qatar Airways hosted a CSR event for 100 children from three orphanages at Lakeshore Hotel in Dhaka.
Ahmed Al Dehaimi, Ambassador of Qatar to Bangladesh and Jayaprakash Nair, Country Head Bangladesh, Qatar Airways, were present on the occasion.
Nair said, "We are tremendously pleased to be able to host a fun-filled day of activities for children from three orphanages here in Dhaka. This initiative is just one of the ways in which we demonstrate our commitment to giving back to the community of Bangladesh. The Holy Month of Ramadan reminds us of the importance of giving to others and we are truly grateful to have made a difference to these children."
The fun-filled day of activities for the children from Darul Ulum Korail Madrasa and Orphanage, Mohakhali Darul Aman Orphanage and Azizia Madrasa and Orphanage included musical chairs, tug-of-war, face-painting and bouncy castles. Also, the ambassador distributed prizes and gifts to the children.
The country head of Qatar Airways further mentioned that Corporate Social Responsibility is an important part of the airline's values. The carrier is a proud supporter of the Educate A Child (EAC) programme, an initiative that provides educational opportunities to children without access to education due to constraints such as extreme poverty, cultural barriers and conflict-affected environments.
Qatar Airways is also the official Airline Partner of Orbis, an organisation which works to prevent avoidable blindness in areas of need. Working with a global team of volunteers and the world's leading ophthalmic medical experts, Orbis runs long-term programmes in 18 countries, including India, Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Zambia, among others.
The multiple-award-winning airline currently operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft to more than 160 destinations worldwide and will add a number of new destinations to its extensive route network in 2019, including Malta; Davao, Philippines; Lisbon, Portugal; Mogadishu, Somalia and Langkawi, Malaysia.