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Home quarantined children in Quriyat get surprise Eid gifts

20 May 2020 By MOHAMMED TAHA

To bring joy to children on Eid al Fitr and spread a feeling of community well-being, a group of volunteers is surprising children stuck in their homes in Quriyat with goodies.   

Launched under the slogan ‘Eideatak tajeek’, the initiative is run by Fahaddath Voluntary Group along with the support of another charity.  

Speaking to Muscat Daily, Abdullah Said al Mabsali, a member of Fahaddath Voluntary Group, said, “The group, in cooperation with Quriyat Charity Team, launched the initiative to distribute Eid gifts to the children in the villages of wilayat of Quriyat.”  

He added, “The team distributed gifts, such as sweets and children’s toys, to about 300 children. The initiative aims to shower the joy of Eid al Fitr on children while they stay at home and mitigate the effects of the spread of COVID-19.” 

Mabsali also said that the group has been distributing iftar meals since 2015 in Muscat. “Our group comprises 50 volunteers. This year’s campaign, in cooperation with Oman Charitable Organisation (OCO), distributed about 11,000 boxes of food items such as rice, flour and sugar to families affected by the cornavirus and some expatriates workers. We also distributed electrical devices to orphans.”     

Of future plans, he stated, “We will continue to spread awareness among people in the society to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. We also hope to distribute iftar meals in other governorates of the sultanate next year.” 

(Those interested to participate in the group’s activities can contact 92890589 or Instagram/Twitter via @fahaddath.) 

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