Qatar Airways recently organised a visit to the Centre for Empowerment and Elderly Care (Ehsan).
Pilots and cabin crew spent time with the elderly, presented gifts and showed the appreciation of the national carrier to the shapers of the nation.
Ehsan executive director, Mubarak bin Abdulaziz al-Khalifa, said: “We wish to thank Qatar Airways for this initiative of visiting the residents of the centre. This initiative encourages social responsibility towards society in general and to the elderly in particular.”
“At Ehsan, we aim to partner with the government, private and civil organisations in Qatar to achieve the ultimate goal of empowering the elderly people and ensuring they are receiving the best care,” he added.
“This visit is part of our Corporate Social Responsibility as the national carrier of Qatar to appreciate the older generation for building Qatar to make it what it is today. It was a rich and deep experience for our pilots and cabin crew to support the elderly residents. We would also like to thank Ehsan for their kind hospitality,” said Salam al-Shawa, senior vice president, marketing and corporate communications, Qatar Airways.
Ehsan contributes to elderly empowerment in Qatar and provides them with all needed care services.
They work on integrating the elderly into society and help them remain in their homes rather than at the centre facilities, thereby reduce sheltering.
They also spread awareness about their social rights and fundamental concerns, in addition to maintaining intergenerational communication.
Corporate Social Responsibility is an important part of Qatar Airways’ values.
The airline renewed its sponsorship as the Official Airline Partner to Orbis UK for a further three years, supporting its blindness prevention programmes.
Qatar Airways continues to support the Educate A Child programme, which helps provide quality primary school education to millions of out-of-school children globally.
The airline also partnered with Doha’s Shafallah Center for Persons with Disability, to provide special need adults with employment opportunities at Qatar Airways.