We recognise the sacrifices that our workers are making to deliver our vision for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ venues. Many have left families behind in their home countries and may feel isolated in their new lives in Qatar.
From the moment they join our projects, we give workers opportunities to socialise, enjoy their free time and play an active role in Qatari society.
It begins with giving workers access to recreational facilities at their accommodation sites. We provide sporting amenities, including football pitches, where they can play sport with their neighbours, helping them to stay healthy and bond with other workers. Accommodation sites also have IT facilities so they can contact their families.
Then we conduct social outreach activities that include training opportunities, social occasions and events that involve workers in our plans for the FIFA World Cup 2022™. Many of our workers benefit from participating in Generation Amazing, our flagship corporate social responsibility programme. The football for development training provided by Generation Amazing aims to boost workers' self-esteem and enhance their sense of belonging in Qatar.
One event that is universally popular is the Workers' Cup, an annual football tournament featuring teams from our contractors that has grown into a 32-team competition watched by thousands.
As we continue on our road to 2022, we will strive to find new and exciting ways to enrich the lives of our workers – and convey our appreciation for playing such an integral role in our historic tournament.