Quantum Global Solutions long-term partnership with Maktaba Children’s Library took a fun turn this week with the company’s sponsorship of the traditional Ramadan children’s festival of Garangou.
Working with Maktaba, Quantum arranged a traditional evening of fun and entertainment including a range of food stalls serving Ramadan favourites such as Khubz Rgag and Legaymat. Henna artists also attended the event and there was a range of storytimes for young and older children. Children left the event with gifts of a Fanoos (lantern) filled with traditional sweets and nuts and a copy of Qatar Museum’s lovely new children’s book ‘The Most Beautiful Garangou Night’.
“With over 100 children and their families attending, this was a very special event for us at Maktba. We love to share Qatari traditions with our community and the atmosphere of Ramadan was great fun for the children who especially enjoyed the traditional food available on the night. We were proud to work with Quantum, our corporate partner, to arrange this great event. We are all looking forward to next Garangou already,” said Sarah Champa Al Dafa, Founder of Maktaba Children’s Library.
Speaking on the event’s success, Peter Murphy, Quantum’s Managing Director enthused, “These events where the community comes together are at the heart of Quantum’s Corporate Social Responsibility commitment. We believe in the ongoing support of organisations like Maktaba to continue the traditions of the country forward to the next generation in a fun and educational way that children enjoy. The event was arranged by our in-house team of employee volunteers working closely with Sarah and the Maktaba team of volunteers. We are very proud to be part of this partnership between business and community and the success of the event is entirely down to both teams collaborative spirit.”
Jon Sanderson, Quantum’s Associate Director and Maktaba’s CSR Project Lead continued, “The event was a great success with multiple nationalities enjoying the festivities. This type of event makes us all proud to volunteer within the community.”
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.