Best Buddies Qatar in cooperation with Ooredoo, Commercial Bank of Qatar and Behavioral Health Support Center marked Garangao for its 180 members from primary schools, centers for persons with disabilities and Medical Corporation Education Center.
The celebration of this event was initiated to revive Qatari heritage and remind the younger generations about the customs and traditions, as a folklore, that strengthened the social and moral relations within and outside of families, and to instill the spirit of affection and warmth among them. On this night, the girls come out in their most beautiful and bright traditional dresses, adorned with golden threads on the limbs and ornaments. The boys wear new clothes.
Laalei Abu Al-Fain, Executive Director of Best Buddies Qatar, said: “Each Year we are keen to celebrate this heart-warming event with the persons with disabilities, because our beloved country, Qatar, has a prominent and rich heritage. Moreover, we are pleased to enlighten the heritage and to contribute to its constant revival.
Laalei Abu Al-Fain added: “We partnered with many organizations in celebrating this occasion in order to reinsure the community participation in Best Buddies Qatar programs to asset to its mission and objectives and to engage more entities and volunteers to support the aim of enhancing life of persons with disabilities through social integration and one-to-one long lasting meaningful friendships.”
Manar Khalifa Al-Muraikhi, Director PR and Corporate Communications, Ooredoo, highlighted: “Garangao is a special time for children during the Holy Month of Ramadan. We are delighted to support Best Buddies Qatar to make sure this event is a success and that children from across Qatar’s communities can enjoy a great traditional night. We are always happy to engage in such events as part of our social responsibility to contribute in keeping Qatari traditions alive for future generations.” Rashid Mohammad Al-Naemi, Director of Behavioral Health Support Center, commented: “The Center believes in the importance of social responsibility of public entities towards Qatari community to provide opportunities for all its members, to participate in national, religious, social celebrations.”
Sara Al-Ali, Employee Engagement Officer of Commercial Bank, said: “Today, on behalf of Commercial Bank, I would like to thank Best Buddies Qatar for hosting us in Garangao celebration. Commercial Bank focuses on such social and humanitarian initiatives especially in the Holy Month, which aims to plant the seeds of wellbeing and love. It is one of the leading institutions in the field of charity and humanitarian contributions.”