Qatar University is honored to select HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani, President of Qatar Olympic Committee to be the CSR Person of the Year for 2015 in recognition of his outstanding performance in this area, and as a role model inspiring the young generation.
Various CSR initiatives from H.E. Sheikh Joaan contributed to the selection of this year, featuring multiple tournaments organized under his sponsorship, which revenues were allocated to charities and humanitarian initiatives and to support the education sector.
Inspiring the youth
H.E. believes that the efforts and achievements of the State of Qatar and the Organizing Committee of the twenty-fourth Men’s Handball World Championship represent the best example of the steady march towards a healthy community with awareness about the importance of sports in our lives.
H.E. Sheikh Joaan has faith in the positive impact of that historic event on the community by providing job opportunities for experts in the field of sports and giving talented young people the opportunity to support such great event.
Under his supervision as the chairman of the organizing committee for the 24th Men’s Handball World Championship, and out of the Committee’s commitment to CSR, the tournament’s revenues, which amounted millions of riyals were allocated for the benefit of charities in favor of teaching children.
“Bashayer al Rahma” Festival
Chaired by H.E. Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani, Qatar Olympic Committee sponsored the Ramadan Festival “Bashayer al Rahma” (Mercy aspirations) organized by Sheikh Thani bin Abdullah Foundation for Humanitarian Services “RAF” under the slogan “My Ramadan is My Will”
GCC Para-Athletics Championship
Qatar Olympic Committee under the leadership of HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani has given great importance to developing sports for people with disabilities. The Committee has allocated the revenues of the GCC Para-Athletics Championship to the Qatar Society for Special Needs as one of the CSR objectives the Committee aims to achieve from the tournament.
IPC Athletics World Championships
HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani, President of Qatar Olympic Committee, provided special care and best facilities for the IPC Athletics World Championships, which was hosted by Qatar for the first time in the Middle East with the participation of 1300 para-athletes from 100 countries.
“It is a great honor to welcome elite para-athletes in Doha, the capital of world sports, not only in the first Paralympic sports event of this magnitude, but also because it is the first time that it is held in the Middle East.”
H.E. instructed to overcome any obstacles that might face the athletes participating in the championship, providing adequate transportation, clothing, accommodation in hotels, training venues, and all facilities for the players and guests. In accordance with the championship’s slogan «challenge the impossible» H.E. instructed to highlight the inspiring stories of some athletes to raise awareness about para-athletics and to break down the barriers and change the stereotype misconception.