Best Buddies Qatar holds family fun day for members

 14 Mar 2018 - 10:27

Best Buddies Qatar holds family fun day for members

The Peninsula

DOHA: Best Buddies Qatar, in cooperation with Marriott Marquis City Center Doha held family fun day for its members within the policy of Best Buddies International month March.

Male and female members of the age 18-24 years old had joyful time at painting, cooking, sports, and musical activities separately.  

This occasion was initiated by Marriott Marquis City Center Doha jointly with Westin Doha, St. Regis team of 25 persons. The parents of BBQ members gladly took part in the fun event. 

Later, the participants received memorable gifts, prepared and distributed by Marriott Marquis City Center Doha officials. After all they had healthy lunch offered by the hotel.

Andreas Wissdorf, General Manager of Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel, highlighted: “The Hotel values the opportunity to organise an array of community initiatives for Best Buddies Qatar where it takes a responsibility to support social needs. The hotel is happy to join hands with Best Buddies Qatar on supporting its mission to increase the leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in addition to creating more opportunities for one-to-one friendships.”

Laalei Abu Alfain, The Executive Director of Best Buddies Qatar, expressed the appreciation: “Marriott Marquis City Center Doha has been supporting Best Buddies Qatar mission of enhancing life of people with and without developmental and intellectual disabilities through various events and activities during 7 years. We highly appreciate this dedication to the noble cause we do. We thank for the support and we believe to hold more mutual events between Best Buddies Qatar and Marriott Marquis City Center Doha in future. We also appreciate the support of all parents today.”

Such activities contribute to social integration of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and highlight their talents. The assets of all governmental and non-governmental entities and individuals, which asset to Best Buddies Qatar are of a great value.”

Mustafa Hussain, the father of 24 years old Sara, a BBQ member, said: “Our daughter is very happy to be here today. She participated in different activities with other Best Buddies Qatar members. It was very efficient integration and communication opportunity for her to change the life routine and implement her skills meantime.”

Laalei Abu Alfain handed over an appreciation award to Marriott Marquis City Center Doha, as a sign of gratitude for the intentions and efforts of supporting Best Buddies Qatar mission to enhance life of people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities through social integration and one-to-one long lasting meaningful friendships.