The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs in collaboration with Qatar Charity has launched a prize worth QR600,000 to encourage productive families.
A cooperative agreement was signed between the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs and Qatar Charity yesterday to hold 2019 Prize for Encouraging Productive Families and an associated exhibition ‘Aswaq’ (bazaar) which is scheduled to be held from December 14 to 17 at Katara Cultural Village with the participation of 76 productive families.
The prize worth QR600,000 will be distributed into two categories ‘best productive families’ and ‘best products’ as three winners of each categories. A total of 33 productive families are contesting for the prize.
The details about initiative were given by the officials from the Ministry and Qatar Charity in press conference held yesterday at the headquarters of the Ministry.
The projects competing for the prize will undergo an evaluation process by a specialised jury bench comprising experts from several relevant bodies such as the Ministries of Administrative Development, and Labor and Social Affairs; Ministry of Commerce and Industry; Qatar Chamber; Qatar Foundation for Social Work; and Qatar Development Bank, where the winners will be announced next Sunday.
Addressing the press conference, Ghanem bin Mubarak Al Kuwari, Assistant Undersecretary for Social Affairs of the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs appreciated to Qatar Charity for its support and sponsorship to establish the prize for the productive families in its fifth edition and the accompanying exhibition.
He stressed the Ministry’s interest in directing all kinds of support to productive families to promote their products through organizing local exhibitions and participating in international exhibitions, and launching strategies that support handicrafts, heritage and traditional crafts through marketing, training and financing opportunities to achieve the growth and spread of these crafts and preserve them for next generations.
Najat Al Abdullah, Director of the Family Affairs Department at the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs, said that the prize is divided into the best productive family and the best product as three awards for each category.
She said that a total of 33 productive families out of 1,490 families registered with the ministry are competing for the prize. “The prize for the best productive family should go to a productive family, taking into account the number of its participation in events and exhibitions inside and outside the country, training courses and workshops organised by the ministry,” said Najat Al Abdullah.
Youssef bin Ahmed Al Kuwari, CEO of Qatar Charity confirmed that signing a cooperation contract with the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs greatly contributes to empowering families economically and enabling them to benefit from their own resources to become owners of productive economic projects.