Al Wakrah Beach in Doha, Qatar. Photo: Google Maps

Filipino groups in Doha, Qatar, held a clean-up drive along Al Wakrah Beach on Wednesday in an effort to give something back to the community and to coincide with the celebrations of Eid Al Fitr.

Emil Libres, the founder and president of The Filipino Community (TFC), said the initiative was a collaboration between the TFC and the Guardians group which gathered several Filipino organizations in Doha, the Qatar Tribune reported.

“Filipinos strongly believe in helping others in all possible ways we can. We engage in community services like clean-up campaigns to show our concern for our environment and our love and respect for Qatar as our second home,” Libres said.

Libres said the clean-up drive aimed to strengthen the bonds between the two groups. The TFC has about 100 members who engage in various outreach programs such us clean-up activities in public places in Qatar as well as extending assistance to those in need.