What Is “refaq”
Launched as an initiative from Qtel, Refaq is a group of volunteers aiming to help
and assist in revamping and refurbishing of houses for families that are living in poor conditions. Our aim is to provide a safe environment to ensure that these families live in adequate place and break the cycle of poverty through building a foundation for a secure future for these families.
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Today, the team of Qtel Refaq volunteers started house visits and began the refurbishment process by identifying fixes for all houses. The selected houses, which were identified in poor conditions, will undergo a refurbishment process to make them safer and improve living standards. The first visit consisted of talking to the residents, and data collection to start the next process of fixing. Volunteers will be assisted by a team of experts to carry out all the refurbishment work and hand out vouchers that the tenants can use to buy essential household appliances.
Refaq’s workshops series for its volunteers began with “Ethics of Volunteer Work”, presented by Mr. Majed Al Ansari, explaining the concept, qualities & principles that a volunteer should have. The 2nd workshop “Project Management & Teamwork” by Mr. Hussein Al Sayyed presented the mechanisms of forming successful practical teams. “Introduction to Interior Design” will be held on the 8th July, by Eng. Noura Al Mugheiseb followed by “Safety and Security Precautions”, from Eng. Mohammed Wajeeh,which will educate Volunteers on the basics of work that would be needed in executing assigned tasks.
Volunteers First Workshop
Our team of 50 selected volunteers meets for their first induction meeting. Volunteers were briefed on the concept, values and importance of Refaq, and a brief on the list of activities they will engage in to help serve the community during the holy month of Ramadan. Over the next 2 weeks, these volunteers will help refurbish 60 houses which are in poor living conditions across Qatar.
Refaq held it’s press launchevent on Saturday, 23rd June 2012 at the Sharq Village, Doha. The launch coincided with the Facebook, twitter & website launch as well. Want to drop us a line? Please get in touch with the team at Hello@refaq.qa
Thanks to Refaq’s youth organization supporters in making this project come alive! In serving our community we welcome any support from organizations to help and assist families in need in Qatar.
We’d like to thank everyone who took the time out to register for volunteering for Refaq. We received over 350 applications.
Registrations for Volunteers have now closed.
We have recruited a team of 50 volunteers for the first phase who will help with the cause, and will continue posting updates on the houses, volunteer progress.
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