Qatar Charity has inaugurated a model village at Damerjog in the Arta Region of Djibouti. The village, “Doha Al Kheir” comprises 100 houses, a medical centre, a mosque, a primary school and a tailoring centre.
The project was funded by “Rohama Qatar” and implemented by the QC in collaboration with Mercy International Association.
The Minister of Housing, Environment and Urban Planning of Djibouti, Musa Mohamed Ahmed, and the Chargé d’affaires of the Qatari Embassy in Djibouti, Nasser Mohammed Said Abu Sala’a, attended the inauguration ceremony.
“Doha Al Kheir” consists of 100 houses, a dispensary, a mosque, a primary school, a sewing center, a water network, and a large tank. QC is looking forward to more than 5,000 people in Damerjog take advantage of these facilities.
The model village offers educational services to more than 360 persons. There were no schools in this area. After suffering from a water crisis for a long time, the people now have access to clean water. Further, the project contributes to creating work opportunities through teaching and training students at a sewing workshop.
The village will solve the housing crisis in Djibouti and will benefit the whole residents of the region. “The village is a distinctive addition to the whole region especially and Djibouti generally,” the Minister said.
Khalid Al Yafei, Director of QC’s Operations Department, thanked members of “Rohama’ Qatar” and “Atta Alkheir” from Doha Alkheir initiatives for financing the project. The branch of Mercy International Association in Djibouti helped in implementing the project. Al-Yafei presented the most important projects of QC in Djibouti during the last year and a half that valued at around QR15m benefiting 77,801 people.