Qatar Charity CEO, Yusuf Bin Ahmed Al-Kuwari, has revealed the organization’s most important achievements of 2011 and plans for the coming year.
The comments were made in a meeting with QC heads of departments and heads of management, yesterday.
Al-Kuwari said that over the past few months, QC had managed to attract an elite group of qualified Qatari leaders, with the majority of management positions now being held by Qatari personnel, setting QC apart from most other charities.
In his review of QC’s most important achievements of 2011, Al-Kuwari included the fact that QC has being working to enhance the role of young leaders, encouraging them to lead a number of programs, the first of which is scheduled to be launched at the beginning of next month.
QC’s Local Development Department selected 13 distinct programs, implemented for the first time in Qatar, and the youth leaders will lead the implementation from start to finish, in partnership with the Ministries, including the Ministry of Social Affairs and other local actors.
Al-Kuwari also revealed that QC is about to begin using the most advanced techniques of electronic and computer applications that will contribute to the development of QC in administrative and financial aspects, and enhance communication with benefactors and the public.
QC will soon discontinue donations through coupons and collectors in malls, replacing these methods with easier electronic collection.
QC will also adopt email communication with donors by the first quarter of next 2012, and an electronic link will be set up between QC’s 14 field offices and representative offices (outside Qatar) and the headquarters in Doha.
These technological improvements are expected to have a positive impact on projects being implemented, as well as on the ability to produce progress reports of these projects and work related data with accuracy and control.
Talking of poor families in Qatar, Al-Kuwari said that QC seeks to deal with them through development projects aimed at providing a monthly and continuous source of income, to enable them to achieve self-reliance without the need for aid.
He expressed optimism that QC will continue to reach far and wide in 2012 and that it will improve its interaction with the public.
Al-Kuwari also stressed the progress made by QC in the promotion of partnerships with a number of agencies within the State, including the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Department of International Development at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the latter of which he pointed out had had a particular impact on the development of QC programs and projects outside the State of Qatar.