Doha, – The fourth edition of the Gulf Voluntary Work Forum for the Red Crescent Societies and Associations in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries concluded.
The two-day event, hosted by the Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS), operated under the theme “Volunteering for a Sustainable Gulf Future” and was chaired by head of the Omani authority for charitable works Saeed bin Hamad Al Maamari.
Vice Chair of the QRCS Board of Directors Dr. Aisha bint Yousuf Al Manaai commended the Qatari humanitarian efforts on regional and international levels. She acknowledged the exceptional circumstances coinciding with the forum, particularly the challenging humanitarian situation in Gaza.
The primary goal of the forum was to instill a culture of volunteering among Gulf youth, foster a sense of responsibility, encourage interaction with others, highlight exemplary youth initiatives in volunteering, and facilitate the exchange of experiences and practices in volunteer work among GCC countries.
During the forum, participants presented various working papers showcasing the efforts of different national associations and organizations in the field of volunteer work.
The forum’s conclusion coincided with the International Volunteer Day, celebrated on December 5th each year. QRCS, along with its counterparts worldwide, observes this day to promote the value of volunteering in society and invest in the capabilities of youth and individuals in serving the nation and humanity.
Source: Qatar News Agency