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Visually impaired people in Qatar

Fostering the social integration of people who are visually impaired in Qatar through handicraft production

The Air Liquide Foundation supports the social integration of people with disabilities through employment. That is why it sponsors the Al Noor Institute in Qatar, an organization whose goal is to give people who are blind or visually impaired the opportunity to work in a handicraft production workshop, thus facilitating their integration into society.

Opportunities for social integration through the craft trades

Al Noor Institute is a non-profit organization in Qatar that plays an important role in the social integration process for people who are blind or visually impaired. Its programs are designed to meet the specific needs of each beneficiary. Al Noor provides the opportunity to integrate Qatari society through a local handicraft production workshop that produces advertising material, souvenirs, gifts, traditional dishes, spices, and more. Trainees therefore learn practical skills. By producing handicraft items, these individuals gain independence and are directly involved in community life, allowing them to feel that they are fully integrated members of society. The proceeds from sale of these handicraft objects will be used to fund the association's long-term activities.

Al Noor programs are designed to meet the specific needs of each beneficiary


New equipment to facilitate handicraft production

The project supported by the Air Liquide Foundation aims to increase the workshop's production capacity through the purchase of new equipment. A laser cutting and engraving machine will make their work easier and safer, allowing them to work with all types of materials (from marble to wood, plastic, metal, glass, crystal, and more).


  • Project initiator: Al Noor Institute
  • Location: Qatar - Doha area - Lusail
  • Year of support: 2015
  • Air Liquide sponsor: Ramona Ammar, Gasal