Further cementing its longstanding friendship with the Italian Embassy in Qatar, Ali Bin Ali Group stepped forward as one of the main sponsors of the 2017 Italian National Day celebrations in the country.
Hosted by the Ambassador of Italy to Qatar, H.E. Pasquale Salzano, the event was held on May 22 at the Italian-inspired Al Hazm luxury galleria in the heart of Doha. A ceremonial cake was cut to mark the occasion, with Ambassador Salzano highlighting Qatar-Italy bilateral relations.
H.E. Jassim Seif Ahmed Al Sulaiti, Minister of Transport and Communications; Ibrahim Fakhroo, Protocol Department director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and H.E. Ali Ibrahim Ahmed, Ambassador of Eritrea to Qatar and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, were among the dignitaries present at the event.
Ali Bin Ali Group has always supported and worked in co-operation with the international community in Qatar and was glad and honoured to be a part of the gathering for the official celebration of Italian National Day.
Ali Bin Ali Group, one of the leading conglomerates in Qatar and the region, was proud to have added to their corporate social responsibility initiatives by giving the opportunity for all employees of the Group to participate in a specially organized Blood Donation Day. The drive was held at the ABA head office on 30 March, 2016, from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m.
“We are very happy with the turn out at the event, as we had more donors registered than we expected. If I were to rate this event on a scale of 1 to 5, I would give it a 4.5,” said Mohammed Reza, Staff Nurse at the Blood Donors Center.
The Ali Bin Ali Group was very satisfied with employee participation. The participation was not only from staff of all grades at the head office, but it also drew donors from other ABA divisions. Their whole-hearted engagement symbolized their support for this noble cause.
For some employees, it was their 16th time to donate blood, while for others it was a first. The first timers took the call to contribute to the Group’s corporate social responsibility efforts seriously and to heart. Evidently, employees were ready to register for blood donation before the event even started. As one of the employees offered their thoughts saying, “Donating blood is a humanitarian act and should definitely be encouraged. We should support others in the community.”
Among the donors was Jills Daniel, Senior Division Manager of Health Care Solutions, Ali Bin Ali Medical. He was not only passionate to advocate for blood donation, but he is also an organ donor. He emphasized that donating blood is the least someone can do. “If my family were in need of blood tomorrow, I would thank those who have donated blood today. You never know, your loved ones can be the ones who will need donations.”
Research has shown that every 2 seconds someone is in need of blood. Statistics have also proven that donors can save 3 lives by just donating 1 pint of blood, which amounts to 450 ml. Thus, donors are always in constant demand in Qatar and all around the world.
Ali Bin Ali Group was pleased to have contributed to the critical care of the recipients of the blood donations, such as the patients with cancer, victims of accidents, and patients undergoing surgery in all local hospitals in Qatar.
The Ali Bin Ali Finance department community dedicated a full day out of their busy and stressful calendar to get together with their families and colleagues to celebrate their companionship on 11 march, at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Qatar from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m.
More than 500 guests including employees and their families attended the event where a full range of fun activities were organized. The organizers in the finance department had done an excellent job to ensure that all participants were superbly entertained by providing activities for all ages at each corner. Fun and entertainment ranged from dance related contests to an array of sports including volleyball, kabaddi, as well as larger participatory games like Tug-Of-war drew in players of all ages. Special activities for the ladies had also been organized, including games of cricket and treasure hunts. In addition, an illusionist used his masterful skills to keep the children and all adults entertained. Thrilling raffle draws added to the excitement of the day. It was surely a memorable day for the community!