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Al Shafallah Centre, Al Rayyan Municipality sign pact to serve people with disabilities

Published: 24 Aug 2022 - 08:26 am | Last Updated: 24 Aug 2022 - 08:31 am
Signing of the MoU between Al Shafallah Centre and Al Rayyan Municipality.

Signing of the MoU between Al Shafallah Centre and Al Rayyan Municipality.


Doha: Al Shafallah Centre for Persons with Disabilities, one of the centres of the Qatar Foundation for Social Work operating under the umbrella of the Ministry of Social Development and Family, and Al Rayyan Municipality signed yesterday a joint memorandum of understanding (MoU) to serve people with disabilities.

The MoU stems from the role towards enhancing recognition of the people with disabilities and their contributions to social, economic and cultural development, empowering them and supporting their active participation in all fields. This is in addition to spreading societal awareness of their basic rights and issues, and working to achieve communication and integrating them into society.

The two parties through the MoU seek to support cooperation and achieve common goals between them for the benefit of the beneficiary groups, especially people with disabilities and their caregivers, and to provide them with appropriate care in the best possible way, and other related common goals.

Al Shafallah Centre Executive Director, Laa’ali Mohamad Abu Alfain, said that the centre pays great attention to building partnerships and consolidating cooperation with all parties in the country, with the benefit of the target groups. In turn, it expands the scope of its services and objectives for an important segment of society, namely persons with disabilities, considering that this memorandum comes as a continuation of previous cooperation and partnerships that resulted in community initiatives targeting persons with disabilities.

She explained that the most important items contained in the MoU were the cooperation between the two parties in promoting and implementing various activities and events, in addition to unifying efforts between Al Shafallah and Al Rayyan Municipality to make the areas affiliated to this municipality friendly cities for people with disabilities. 

Director of Al Rayyan Municipality, Jaber Hassan Al Jaber, considered signing this memorandum an embodiment of the keenness of the Ministry of Municipality to support its cooperation with all sectors of society, whether governmental or private to provide civilised services based on the pillars of Qatar Vision 2030. It includes one of its main pillars of social development, and the importance of developing the population of Qatar in order to build a prosperous society.