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Qtel is distributing gifts to people performing the Haj pilgrimage as part of its ongoing corporate social responsibility programme.
Qtel executives visited Haj trip organisers across Qatar to distribute the gifts, and received the organisers at the Qtel headquarters in Doha.
“We are delighted to give back to the community with these gifts, and continue our longstanding efforts in aiding pilgrims on their spiritual journey,” said Hamad al-Marzouqi, Qtel’s assistant director of sponsorship and corporate social responsibility, who led his team’s efforts in distributing the gifts.
Qtel is providing ihrams, a special item of white clothing worn for performing Haj, along with umbrellas and sprayers for lessening the effects of the heat.
“Qtel’s initiatives contributed in building its reputation in society,” said Fahad Arhama al-Kuwari (Fahd Travels).
“Gifts presented by Qtel bring happiness to the pilgrims, and shows that Qtel supports and understands the needs of the community.”
“Qtel is one of the leading companies in supporting community,” said Mohamed Johar Saeed, (Al Furqan Travels and Tours).
“The gifts are accepted with pleasure.”
As well as the direct support for pilgrims, Qtel is also making sure its communications services meet the needs of people during their time in Saudi Arabia. Qtel customers undertaking Haj can keep in touch with friends and family around the world with the Passport service.
Passport provides 100 roaming minutes and 1GB of roaming data for only QR100 and is available on all networks in Saudi Arabia, including STC, Mobily and Zain.
This Haj campaign is one of many ways that Qtel continues to support the Qatar community. Qtel is now in the second phase of the Refaq campaign, in which volunteers refurbish homes and distribute vouchers to families living in poor conditions.