Ramadhan Spirit: Twenty representatives of QNET, an international e-commerce company, and other well-wishers have joined hands with the Ramisi Markar Children’s Orphanage to donate a month worth of food and supplies to at least 60 orphans in Mombasa, Kenya. The donation was received by Sheikh Ali Bahari Mnemo who is the principal and caretaker of the orphans and head of the orphanage.
Speaking on 14th May during the handover, Sheikh Mnemo expressed his gratitude for the food items and clothes. “It is a timely and generous donation that will help us to better care for the children and to give them a sense of care especially in this Holy Month of Ramadhan so they can celebrate with the rest of the country,” Mnemo said.
The orphanage started in 1986 with a handful of kids. At the time, the centre began with only one structure for religious studies. Over time, through community support across the coastal region, many well-wishers provided funds to construct two dormitories and prayer hall. The centre now supports orphans of all faiths by building good values and character.
As part of its Ramadhan contribution to the needy, QNET donated four bales of maize flour (50kgs), 10kgs of chicken, 50kgs of sugar, 60kgs of rice, 90kgs of beans, 20 litres of cooking oil, spaghetti, milk, tea leaves, plastic buckets and a bushel of clothes among other items.
It is a common practice for QNET, through its corporate social responsibility arm, the RYTHM Foundation (Raise Yourself To Help Mankind) to provide support to needy communities worldwide. In fact, Kenya is one of 30 countries worldwide that have been part of the greater efforts of QNET in its annual Ramadan giving.
As part of their long-term social initiative plan, QNET is working with distributors and various local charitable organisations to ensure these underserved communities come together, enjoy a good meal, and share joy throughout the Holy Month of Ramadhan.
Throughout the past decade, QNET has delivered relief kits, provided essential goods, and organised community activities every year in the month of Ramadhan in the spirit of ‘Raise Yourself To Help Mankind’ or RYTHM, which is QNET’s founding philosophy.
This year, QNET distributed food supplies to those in need in over 30 countries, which included underprivileged families, orphanages, hospitals, refugee camps, and community centres. These included countries in the Middle East, North and Sub Saharan Africa, and the Asia Pacific. Some benefactors are Kazakhstan, Turkey, Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania, Pakistan, Malaysia and Indonesia.