Q Life Magazine Issue 8 - Page 44

Resilient by nature
How have you expanded your business producing hand sanitisers ?
Interview with Mohammed Rashid Al Matwi
In the beginning , we focused on getting the medical hand sanitiser off the ground but with time , we developed the brand and refined our range to produce perfume scented sanitisers . We have now created 50 different options of hand sanitisers , ranging from 15ml to 5 litre bottles .
Do you plan on going international ?
Our priority is our community , so we want to focus on domestic marketing and distribution , while we collaborate with online applications , pharmacies , and hypermarkets in Qatar to establish the sanitiser
Issue 8 Resilient Qatar by in Colour nature QATAR OLYMPIC COMMITTEE The Olympic spirit lives in us The pandemic can’t stop people from being active. The Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) is helping to inspire people to get up and move at a safe distance. A n eerie silence reverberated from the empty Its 2020 Qatar Virtual Marathon brought together – Their initiatives take a holistic approach and tackle spectator stands during the Olympic flame virtually – around 800 participants from 44 countries what inactivity and anxiety can do to our mental lighting ceremony in Olympia, Greece, in March. to partake in one of three different categories – a full health in addition to our physical health. Even a small The storied event is one of many global sporting marathon, half marathon, and 5km race – all within step forward is a move in the right direction, and traditions affected by the global coronavirus the safety of their homes. QOC knows how to inspire with fun and creativity. As the success of the virtual marathon shows, Despite the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games interactive online fitness content has swept the having been postponed until July 2021, the Olympic pandemic. Gyms, stadiums, pools, fitness studios, and parks have been shuttered and, like the rest of the world, we too have come to a standstill. world this year. QOC followed its #SportForLife spirit survives. It continues to inspire and motivate As the national custodian of sports in Qatar since commitment to roll out a slew of online activities professional and recreational athletes around the 1979, QOC wants to raise awareness about the from virtual runs, cycling races, and online workouts world to get up time and time again, and keep importance of physical activity in everyday life, while to e-sports events, youth art, drawing, and yoga. moving forward. ensuring Qatar’s continued sporting success. QOC’s #StayHomeWithTeamQatar campaign emerged as a way to connect with citizens and residents during the pandemic and to encourage an active lifestyle despite lockdown measures. 44 Complacency in the face of challenge is not in the cards for QOC. The organisation and its followers firmly believe in the power of sport to unite people from disparate communities and instil a lasting message of hope and unbridled opportunity. 45