Nakilat partnership with Qatar Social and Cultural Center for the Blind
19 August 2017
Nakilat recently organised a bowling session with the visually impaired in co-operation with the Qatar Social and Cultural Center for the Blind. Volunteers from Nakilat acted as guides and some were even blindfolded during the session to better appreciate the challenge of bowling without the sense of sight. Bowling is one of the few sports that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities, and blind bowling has proven to be very popular with the use of a sighted guide or guide rails.
Nakilat Administration Director, Mr. Rashid Hamad Al Marri said: “We are indeed very fortunate to be able to learn and experience albeit a small portion, of the challenges the visually impaired face and how impressively they overcome these in their daily lives. This gathering of Nakilat employees and those from the Qatar Social and Cultural Center for the Blind has been a wonderful opportunity to promote inclusivity amongst people of all abilities and give back to our society. Nakilat is also committed to giving back to the community through its various outreach programs outlined within its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) pillars of community, health, education and environment.”
The Chairman of the Qatar Social and Cultural Center for the Blind, Mr. Faisal Mohammed Al-Kooheji, has been assigned to oversee the activities of the center since 2012. Appreciative of the event organized by Nakilat, Mr. Faisal said: “I am very pleased that Nakilat has taken the initiative to engage with our community. This event allows those of us whom are visually impaired to socialize outside our regular circle and is significant to our growth. It is a form of encouragement for us to soar high even without the gift of sight, and that we are not forgotten by the society.”