Doha, February 01 (QNA) – The Ministry of Sports and Youth and Qatar Charity launched Wednesday a training program aimed at qualifying youth leaders in humanitarian and development respects, with the participation of HE Minister of Sports and Youth Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali, CEO of Qatar Charity Yousef bin Ahmed Al Kuwari, and a number of officials from both sides.

The Fazaa Al Adaam Youth program aims to qualify and train 20 young men and women to provide them with the foundations and standards of humanitarian and development work locally and internationally, and to learn about the experiences of managing humanitarian work by presenting various projects in this field. It also provides an opportunity for young people to launch humanitarian projects, and follow different standards and models in this regard, as well as mechanisms and methods for implementing projects, and providing special reports to donors and stakeholders.

Participants in the program will be able to experience realistic experiences through technical field visits that complement the theoretical experience, and carry out the technical procedures followed in terms of analyzing needs and collecting information, in addition to following up and evaluating the implemented projects, and submitting technical reports on them.

Director of Youth Affairs Department at the Ministry of Sports and Youth Fawaz Al Misifari said in exclusive statements to Qatar News Agency (QNA) that the Fazaa Youth program stems from the Ministry’s vision aimed at preparing active and responsible Qatari youth with a sense of patriotism, aware of the humanitarian and development work and its societal impact, and able to understand the surrounding challenges to create a better tomorrow, in line with Qatar National Vision 2030.

He added that the program would prepare young people capable of contributing to the development of the humanitarian and development field in the State of Qatar, and to contribute to strengthening its reputation at the international level, as an active country in the field of humanitarian and international development.

He added that the program “Shabab Fazaa” reflects social responsibility and a sense of others, as the people of Qatar are known for their quick response to providing relief to the needy and answering the call, which has been a Qatari approach since time immemorial, and will represent an essential tool for highlighting young people who are able to contribute effectively in the humanitarian and development work sector.

For his part, Assistant CEO of the Programs and Community Development Sector at Qatar Charity, Mr. Faisal Rashid Al Fehaida, said in a similar statement to QNA that the program was approved between the Ministry of Sports and Youth and Qatar Charity with the aim of cooperation and partnership in the field of humanitarian and development work, highlighting the preparation of young leaders in humanitarian and development work.

He added that the idea of the program is to form leaders in humanitarian and development work, and to enhance their skills and experiences ocally and internationally, as a group of young people of both genders will participate in the program according to specific criteria that serve the goal of the program, and provide them with 16 workshops, focusing on international law, the impact of media on humanitarian work, risk and crisis management, planning and development projects, relief, and many of those similar disciplines.

A field trip will also be organized within the program to visit Qatar Charity projects for refugees and displaced persons abroad, he said.

He expressed happiness to cooperate with the Ministry of Sports and Youth in this program, noting the program’s contributions to fostering the skills of young people interested in volunteering and humanitarian work and developing their capacities in this aspect through the theoretical and applied fields.



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