As part of Quantum Global Solutions long-term partnership with Maktaba Children’s Library the company recently handed over 60 children’s books to the library.
“Following our Donate a Day initiative last year Quantum employees asked how they could continue to be part of the library’s development. Following discussions with Sarah she put together a wish list of books that had been requested by members of the library over the previous months. Our employees and their families then committed to bringing a book, or books, from the wish list back from their summer holidays to donate to the library. Books were also donated as part of the sponsorship of Jon Sanderson’s recent Ras Al Khaimah half marathon success where we donated a book for every mile Jon completed. As we can see today, the initiative was very successful and we hope the members of the library enjoy their new books,” said Peter Murphy following the donation.
Discussing the importance of corporate sponsors, Sarah Champa Al Dafa, Founder of Maktaba Children’s Library enthused, “At Maktaba we listen to the needs of our members and over the months we receive a number of requests for us to purchase new book title for the library. We were delighted when Quantum’s employees volunteered to purchase the books on our behalf. Corporate donations like this are our life-blood and they continue to help us to provide a newest books and a continuously expanding range of books to our readers.”
Jon Sanderson, Quantum Associate Director and Maktaba’s CSR Project Lead said, “We are delighted to see such happy readers today at our book hand-over today. The next Quantum/Maktaba event on the calendar is our second Donate a Day in mid-October where our team of employee volunteers and their families will continue to develop and expand the Maktaba Children’s Garden for the upcoming winter growing season in Qatar. We’re looking forward to another fun day at Maktaba.”
Quantum’s Q-munity CSR programme, started in 2013 and is aligned to the goals of the Qatar National Vision 2030 and the Qatar National Development Strategy 2011–16. The programme aims to actively add long-term value within the community by interacting with local organisations and supporting health, sport, community and educational initiatives.