(MENAFN- Gulf Times)
Qatar Charity (QC) dedicated last Thursday to allow its staff's children to learn about working life through the 'Little Employee' initiative launched by Qatar Career Development Centre (QCDC), a member of Qatar Foundation.
QC, under the supervision of its Al Khor Centre for Community Development, organised an interactive day, as part of the 'Little Employee'. Children had to put together a puzzle to make QC logo. In the process, they came to know about the various type of humanitarian work carried out by QC.
The programme required students to help their parents or relatives at their workplace for one day.
QCDC's initiative offers students (aged 9 to 15) a hands-on experience to learn what working life is actually like. The programme requires students to help their parents or relatives at their workplace for one day. The children spent working hours with their parents, learning about the value of work and the basic concepts of a professional life.
“Qatar Charity welcomed this initiative, the first of its kind in the Arab world,” said Abdul Rahman al-Hajri, director of Programmes and Community Development Department.
He added that QC supported the initiative, because of its belief in the important role of children in shaping the future, in addition to helping them plan their future careers and get acquainted with the nature of the work of their parents within QC.
A hands-on experience for children to learn what working life is actually like.
Dr Rania Sawalhi, senior career development specialist at QCDC, said that the idea of the initiative was developed this year, and the first Arabic version was launched in Qatar, as well as in many other countries.
She explained that QC's participation in the initiative was very important to QCDC to make students aware that work is not only done for money, but it also has humanitarian dimensions. She also thanked QC for its significant support.
The children and parents also welcomed the 'Little Employee', allowing participants to know the nature of their parents' work.
“I involved my son in performing my daily tasks and overcoming work-related difficulties,” said Dr Abdul Majeed Hamidi, health expert at QC, indicating that it was an opportunity for the child to understand the reality of work.
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