The Qatar Charity (QC) has opened a new multi-purpose service centre at Hargeisa City, the capital of Somaliland, that could benefit more than 2,000 orphans.
“The Ideal Multi-Service Centre for Qualifying Orphans” encompasses an elementary school, a clinic, mosque, administrative building, and commercial outlets, in addition to multi-purpose halls and open yards. The centre was built on 5,600 square meter at a cost of about QR840,000 (US$ 230,000).
Somaliland Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs Khalil Abd Ahmed attended the inauguration ceremony alongside various local officials, representatives of the local civil society organisations and residents of the area. Ahmed thanked QC for its efforts in Somaliland.
Jassem Abdulla al-Jassem, director of QC department of social care, pointed out that the creation of the centre came as part of QC efforts to reach out to the needy and help them improve their living conditions. Further, the new centre would offer comprehensive and upgraded services.