Date : 18, December 2017

10 Teams Qualified to the 6 th Big Give Awards Finale Organized by Dar Al Atta’a Association

Under the auspices of H.H Sayidda Afraa Bint Talal Al Said, Dar Al Atta’a has
announced the winners of the 6 th edition of its Big Give Competition that targets
local university and college students.
In this year’s competition, 20 teams were seen competing to reach the finals,
which eventually went on to witness 10 teams from 5 universities and colleges
competing over 4 categories. The total funds raised by these teams reached a
whopping Rial Omani 17,092 this year; with the teams then being given the
opportunity to choose the Dar Al Atta’a program that they want to support.
Winning teams
“Best Idea” category: Al Janat Al Saba team from Ash Sharqia University won this
category for its project of providing low-cost meals for the university’s employees
and students, to support local women from the Ash Sharqia Governorate.
“Best Publicity Awareness” category: Ahsanna team from Sultan Qaboos
University. Their project included a model house where one can contribute
towards a particular need of a family member and the funds will go to a cause of
relevance. For instance, money that was donated in the kitchen will go to
purchase electrical items for a needy family’s kitchen ex Fridge, stove etc.
“Best Project Implementation” category: Ghaith team from Sultan Qaboos
University. Their idea involved an interactive programmed moneybox that shows
a video to the donors when they contribute.
“Most Funds Raised” category: Hayyat team from Sultan Qaboos University. The
team’s idea comprised posting a short video on social media platforms to collect
donations for the janitors in the university. Their video succeeded in collecting
nearly Omani Rials 2,950.

Shamsa Al Harthy Managing Director of Dar Al Atta’a, addressed the audience the
event ceremony, making a presentation on the achievements of the association
and teams, and awarding the teams, donors, and the sponsors; Shangri La Barr Al
Jissah and Shell Oman. The event was concluded by giving H.H Sayidda Afraa Bint
Talal Al Said a memorial shield.
Maryam Al Zadjali, Chairperson of Dar Al Atta’a said: “Through this competition,
we aim to achieve goals such as raising awareness on the importance of voluntary
work, encouraging the youth to get involved in voluntary initiatives and
developing their team-work skills. I would like to extend my thanks to all the
participants for their valuable contribution, and I would like to congratulate the
winners and our sponsors and all those who have contributed towards the
success of this event.”
Burair Al Lawati, CSR and External Relations Manager at Shell Oman Marketing
said: “Shell Oman is honored to be the exclusive sponsor of Dar Al Atta’a’s Bi Give
Competition this year. We appreciate Dar Al Atta’a’s efforts to engage students in
their drive to raise awareness about voluntary work. On behalf of the judging
panel, I would like to congratulate the winning teams and wish them all the best
in their studies and future endeavors.”

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