Filipino organizations engage in development projects

July 10, 2013 12:04 pm

Filipino organizations engage in development projects

From this month onwards, seminar-workshops will be conducted by various Filipino organizations in Qatar for their members as well as medical missions. These organizations use the hot season as an opportunity to do some “worthy projects”.  

On the last week of July a medical mission, which aims to help poor OFWs staying in Al Khor, Ras Laffan, is going to be conducted by the Foundation for Family and Life (FFL) immigrant workers in co-operation with the Overseas Filipino Investors and Entrepreneurs Movement (OFIE-M)- a non-profit organization that teaches Filipino expatriate workers to handle their hard-earned money and assist them to begin saving and investing in the Philippines while still in Qatar.

An induction of officers will be held on on July 18 by the United Architect of the Philippines (UAP). “The activity is a protocol and procedure required by our main headquarters in the Philippines,” said Jhin Tabuzo, the UAP-Qatar adviser and founder.

Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) and the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) has also decided to conduct seminars for their members this month. According to PICE president Arnel Punsalan’s talk after their sports fest in May, they will now focus in conducting “more serious activities” for its engineer-members this summer.

The Catchers of Light-Qatar (TCLQ), the Doha Pinoy Shooters Club (DPSC), and many other photographer groups will continue their regular photo shoots and trainings.  Some Indoor games like darts, chess and billiards will be organized by The Brotherhood, a Filipino group, next week. Brotherhood has an on-going basketball league.

The Philippines embassy will continue its weekly fun run and “Qataerobics”, which are aimed to promote an active and healthy lifestyle, every Friday morning on the Doha Corniche.

Some other groups are planning to organize fun-filled activities like videoke and singing contests to raise funds for the troubled overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

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Aani Fatimah Khatoon is the Associate editor of Qatar Chronicle. She pens articles on issues of public interest and happenings across the world

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