Dar Al Atta announces ‘Big Give Challenge’ winners in Oman

Oman Monday 23/May/2016 23:13 PM
By: Times News Service
Dar Al Atta announces ‘Big Give Challenge’ winners in Oman

Muscat: Local charity Dar Al Atta’a awarded the winners and participants of the fifth season of the ‘Big Give Competition’ at the Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, under the patronage of His Highness Sayyid Kamil bin Fahd Al Said last night.
Award for the ‘Best Idea’ went to Baader bil Atta (Step up to give), ‘Best Publicity Awareness’ went to Ila Al Jannah Ma’an (Together to heaven), Best Project Implementation went to Akfilhum wa’ Asadhum (Assure them, and make them happy), and award for the most funds raised went to Madad group which collected OMR5,750. In total, this year’s challenge raised OMR31,985. In total, 15 teams took part in the competition, whose aim is to create voluntary groups in local universities and colleges. These groups would eventually compete with one another in creating innovative project ideas to generate donations, which will then support the programs held by Dar Al Atta. Out of the total number of teams, only nine qualified to the final level.
There were two teams each from the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) and Nizwa University, and one each from the Higher College of Technology, Waljat College of Applied Sciences (WCAS) and Mazoon University College.
All teams were given training courses that introduced them with the aim of the competition and its rules. The participants were also supported on the planning and implementation of their projects, this was done in collaboration with Injaz Oman and Shell Oman Marketing Company.
All the winners will be awarded with a course with Outward Bound Oman (OBO), which will help them develop leadership skills that will benefit them in their lives and career. OBO course are conducted in the wild, not under ACs in classrooms but in the mountains, deserts and wadis.
Maryam bint Issa Al Zadjali said that she was overwhelmed to see the engagement of the students in the competition and their enthusiasm in the voluntary work.
Brilliant thoughts
“The creativity in executing the projects and seeing how well it impacted the participants thoughts and personalities was brilliant. I wish them success and hope that this competition is their first step in achieving much more in their lives.
“Our deepest gratitude goes to everyone who contributed in the success of this competition no matter how small or big was it.” she said.