16 Jul 2013 07:54

DOHA, July 15 (Bernama) -- Qatar's Office of Islamic Dawah Organisation announced here on Sunday that it prepared an ambitious plan during the holy month of Ramadan focusing on vital and essential projects that will provide the necessary services for the poor and the needy in many African countries.

In an exclusive interview with Qatar News Agency (QNA), Director of the Organisation's office in Doha, Sheikh Hammad Abdul Qadir appealed to Qatari citizens and residents to continue to support the organisation's projects in 40 African countries, saying the Muslims in African countries always thank the Qatari people for their assistance and for alleviating a lot of their suffering and hardships, such as poverty, hunger, ignorance, disease, thirst and disasters.

He noted that the needy and the poor in the African continent are in dire need of such vital projects, especially water , health, education and infrastructure projects, sponsorship of orphans and widows as well as preaching projects and other necessities of daily life.

Sheikh Hammad said that the organisation's office in Doha has thus far received more than 36 projects from the organisation's missions in Africa.

He expressed full confidence in the Qatari people's to response to calls of the organisation.

He pointed out that the Doha Office has organised Iftar projects in 20 African countries in addition to the projects of distributing Zakat al-Fitr and Eid clothing.

Sheikh Hammad said the organisation's office in Doha has fulfilled 50 percent of its pledges for Iftar in Africa and will dispatch the other 50 percent in the next few days.

Some Qatari nationals have built mosques in a number of African countries and the office now is focusing on Ramadan tables for students, camps, boarding schools and in addition to a baskets of families and iftar of individual, Sheikh Hammad said.

He expressed gratitude to Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and the Father Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan for their support for the humanitarian work.