In line with Qatar Airways’ active
programme to work with the local community, 100 children were
recently treated to a specially organised flight over Qatar. The
45-minute flight took the children, their aides and local media on
a journey over the State of Qatar.
The joint initiative was
aimed at bringing fun and joy into the lives of children – many
from the Qatar Orphan Foundation “Dhreima” – and to contribute to
the organisation’s activity programme set up to entertain the kids
over the summer holidays.
Most of the children, aged between 5
and 16 years, had never flown before, resulting in an air of
excitement and anticipation as the crowds gathered at Doha
International Airport for the special Airbus A321 flight.
The children were welcomed by Qatar Airways’ Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker,
who joined the event with Dhreima’s General Director Khaled Kamal.
To make the experience true to life,
boarding passes were given out by the airport’s ground
handling staff before the airline’s special guests
entered the plane.
Special inflight kids meals were
served and all children received the airline’s Oryx backpacks
filled with fun items to keep them entertained during their next
Dhreima General Director Khaled Kamal
“We are delighted to partner with Qatar Airways to raise awareness
among the community for underprivileged children.
big-hearted gesture by Qatar Airways for the kids of the Qatar
Orphan Foundation has been an amazing experience for the children,
and has brought bright smiles to their faces, and in fact, to
Dhreima is a Doha-based public
organisation launched in 2003 under the auspices of Her Highness
Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al Missned.
Its vision is to provide care and accommodation
for children who have been orphaned.
Since Dhreima considers families to be the best environment for
children to be raised in, the institution’s main goal is to
accommodate orphans with foster families, who receive support from
the foundation, for instance through field visits from Dhreima
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