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Aspire Zone Foundation concludes Ramadan festivities with Fareej characters

Qatar: Monday, August 05 - 2013 @ 09:24

Fareej is the Middle East’s first 3D animated series that follows four aging traditional women dealing with life’s new social and cultural values and the four leading characters made a surprise appearance in Aspire’s family Ramadan tent. Um Saeed, Um Saloom, Um Allawi and Um Khammas sported traditional costumes and joined the children for a variety of games and activities and also posed for pictures with the children.

Aspire’s Ramadan tent also hosted winners from the Aspire Weekly Question competition and winners from the “Walk in the Dome” initiative. The “Walk in the Dome” initiative is part of Aspire’s community sports program, “step into health”.

Al-Bandari Mohamed Ali Mohamed, a student in the fifth grade from Al-Shaqab Independent Elementary school for girls, received an iPad for correctly answering Aspire’s weekly question.

The “Walk in the Dome” winners were Saleh Ghanim al-Ghanim and Reggie Reich who had the highest number of steps. Reggie Reich established a new record by registering 452,000 steps.

Saleh al-Ghanim said, “I started walking within Aspire Dome with a group of family and friends. The “Walk in the Dome” initiative pushed me to make sports a daily part of my life. I would like to thank Aspire for its ongoing efforts in creating sporting opportunities for all.”

The remaining top eight are Lathio Aonarishnan, Willa Thantrea, Venayk Nike, Naji Oada, Manjuda Rejash, Ahmed Yahya, Mohamed Hassan, Bernard Sami and Nestor Garcia.

Qatar’s popular traditional band Abo Reba also made an appearance last Thursday in the Aspire family tent, performing segments of the Samarita and Al-Ashoori which are traditional Qatari shows.

Aspire’s religious tent, “Afla Tobsroon”, hosted Ramadan’s traditional “Tarawih” prayers, followed by religious lectures on the scientific miracles in the Holy Quran. Notable preachers such as Dr. Zaghloul al-Nagger, Sheikh Wagdy Ghoneim, Sheikh Ahmed al-Faragabi and Dr. Jamal al-Tpedi spoke on diverse religious subjects. The religious tent also hosted a wide array of Islamic competitions with generous prizes.

Meanwhile, Aspire’s Ladies Club hosted the “Baraha” tent for the third consecutive year. The “Baraha” tent is a joint collaboration between AZF and Qatar Charity Society. The tent held various educational and religious activities for children and revenue raised from ticket sales will go to relief programs for Syrian refugees.

Aspire’s Ramadan festival received thousands families and children, who enjoyed the various athletic, religious and cultural activities on offer. The “Welcome to Aspire” Festival is a unique annual celebration which reflects AZF’s commitment to promoting healthy lifestyles throughout Qatar.

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