Through its foundation, the company donated basic necessities to Muslims at the Yaounde Central Mosque in the Briqueterie neighbourhood on Friday June 23.
The Ramadan feast will be celebrated this Sunday June 25. For Muslim faithful, it not only is an occasion to give thanks but it is also a moment to dress beautifully and look elegant. It is a special occasion to prepare the best of meals and share with family and friends, regardless of their religious orientation. However, many Muslim families in Cameroon have very little or nothing to eat on this day.
This year, QNET, a social enterprise decided to put a smile on the faces of some of the have nots. On Friday June 23, a delegation from the institution went to show its solidarity to the poor in the Briqueterie neighbourhood (Ekoudou) in Yaoundé. They donated rice, sugar and oil to the Muslim faithful. The locality harbours predominantly citizens who are followers of the prophet Mohamed.
Without any special protocol, the donation ceremony took place on the esplanade of the Central Mosque. Inhabitants of Briqueterie quarter arrived in small groups to welcome the QNET team. Children, young and old rushed to grab the gifts offered by the team. The turnout was impressive one would think a radio announcement had been made to get beneficiaries to await the coming of the benefactors.
Sarah, who came on wheelchair is a housewife. She said she could not miss out on the opportunity because she has the responsibility to provide for her four children, despite her disability.
To Xavier Lawane Bouba, networker at QNET, “The purpose of the gesture was to share with those who cannot afford meals good enough for the special feast. We distributed 10 bags of rice, nine cartons of oil and five cartons of sugar. We are sure that 80 to 100 families will have a dish for the feast of Ramadan. I think we can be proud of this action.”
Similar donations were made in selected localities in all the ten regions of Cameroon, through the QNET Foundation. On Thursday June 22 for example, QNET supported the Muslim community in the Makea district in Douala (Littoral region).
QNET is a company specialized in the distribution of products and the provision of online services. In Cameroon, several hundreds of young people are already working on its development throughout the country.