Maryam al Zadjali, member of Oman’s State Council and chairperson of Dar Al Atta’a – a charity organisation that caters to the needy in the Sultanate – talks about her roles and how she overcomes her daily struggles to build on her dream of helping others in need.
“It’s hard to describe the incredible support that we have received from the Omani community. It’s not new for Omanis, as it is part of our culture. Despite that, it has been overwhelming, and that’s what encourages us, keeps us positive and inspires us to give more.
We struggle to keep up with the increasing demand from Dar Al Atta’a. The focus of our activities is to create fundraising programmes that are effective and diverse.
We are continuously brainstorming for new ideas to raise more funds and, at the same time, engage our audience in order to produce more effective results and achievements.
I believe that there is always a chance and opportunity whether your idea or project requires support from the government or the corporate sector.
Success requires focused planning and hard work. Setting goals is crucial to understand where you’re at and where you aim to be. Although the pace of life is becoming faster, we all need to take advantage of our free time and I encourage all young Omani women to learn new things. Challenging our minds is what will develop us and our skills. Learning is what inspires us to succeed.”