Best Buddies Qatar prepares slew of events for members

March 07, 2014 - 5:16:53 am

A yoga class for mind and physical relaxation at the Six Senses and Spa at Sharq Village hotel.

DOHA: Best Buddies Qatar, a non-profitable government organisation, which aims to enhance life of people with intellectual challenges has scheduled slew of events for its members across the country.

Annually Best Buddies Qatar celebrates March with numerous activities for its members. It is an international occasion in 60 countries where Best Buddies International exercises its vision and mission. Best Buddies Qatar’s various events are designed for over 1000 members of different age groups.

One of the main objectives is to involve more governmental and private sector institutions to support the mission of ending up social isolation of people with intellectual challenges. The organisation has prepared more than 32 workshops related to culture, art, theatre, sports, education, health improvement, cuisine and many other various fields of social interests.

One of such events was held on Wednesday. A yoga class, for mind and physical relaxation, maintained by head and hands massage at Six Senses and Spa in Sharq Village hotel.

This event was prepared for 30 female Shafallah Center students and a similler event will be held next week for 20 male students.

Six Senses and Spa is one of the partners who permanently support Best Buddies Qatar. Its director, Francisca Antunes expressed the intentions of lasting support and cooperation with Best Buddies Qatar. She highlighted: “The most important idea is to let their parents notice the difference related to students’ attendance of yoga and massage sessions on regular basis.”

More events are arranged with support of Katara Cultural Village, universities at Qatar Foundation, Qatar Islamic Museum, University College of London, Youth Creative Art Center, Al Rayyan Sports Club, Al Jazi Compound and others.

In order to spread public awareness and to involve volunteers to support its mission, a range Best Buddies Qatar training and presentations for teachers and students is implemented in schools and universities in the country.

The Peninsula

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