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Pulitzer Center journalists discuss covering global issues

Doha, Qatar – November 13, 2018 –   Journalists from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting discussed their experience reporting on issues that have a global impact and may be controversial to cover to students at Northwestern University in Qatar.  Ian James, a reporter for The Arizona Republic, and Sharron Lovell, visual journalist and an educator based in Beijing, discussed work they have done reporting on the depleting water supply and the effects it may have on a global crisis. The journalists have produced multimedia projects with support from the Pulitzer Center about how water is being carelessly depleted or also how this finite resource is being mismanaged. Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO of NU-Q, noted that the students at NU-Q benefited from hearing from working journalists who are able to ......read more

Education Above All (EAA) Foundation signs partnership with Qatar University for its Dynamic Futures Qatar Scholarship Programme

Doha, Qatar, October 18, 2018:   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, through its programme Al Fakhoora, is excited to announce its partnership with Qatar University for “Dynamic Futures Qatar”, which is acclaimed as the first scholarship programme of its kind in the State of Qatar. The signing ceremony took place at Qatar University on October 15, 2018.  The “Dynamic Futures Qatar” scholarship programme aims to provide young adults between 17 and 25 years old, who have spent most of their formative years in Qatar, with access to higher education. In addition, this comprehensive programme offers recipients the opportunity to develop their civic engagement skills, as well as benefit from economic empowerment activities.  This holistic scholarship design supports students throughout their ......read more

Qatar Opens First Visa Centre Abroad

Doha, 14th October 2018:   Under the mandate of the Ministry of Interior, State of Qatar, the first Qatar Visa Center (QVC)  was inaugurated by His Excellency Dr. Rashid bin Shafea Al-Marri, ambassador of the State of Qatar in Colombo last Thursday. On behalf of Qatari government, opening ceremony was attended by Muhammad Hassan Al Obaidali, Assistant Undersecretary for Labor Affairs at Ministry of Administrative Affairs, Labor and Social Affairs, Muhammad Abdullah Al Sobaie, Director of the Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Major General Abdullah Salim Al Ali, Advisor to HE Minister of Interior, Major General Muhammad Ahmad Al Ateeq, Director of the General Directorate of Passports, Dr. Ibrahim Al Shar, Director of Medical Commission, Major Abdullah Khalifa Al Mohannadi, Director of Visa ......read more

$US100 million funding programme between Education Above All and ISFD announced in a ground-breaking move to tackle global education crisis – Mali the first to benefit

Joint programme between global foundation, Education Above All (EAA) and the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD), join forces at UNGA for major announcement set to diversify the way education is financed. Qatar - Doha, 29 September 2018 –   EAA, and the ISFD’s out-of-school programme set to transform the way that low-income countries can access loan funding to invest in enrolling out-of-school children in primary education. During the United Nations General Assembly, at an event co-hosted with UNESCO, and the World Bank, EAA and the ISFD signed this important partnership agreement.  The Government of Mali also announced they would be one of the first countries to sign up to the programme with a US$31 million loan.  This will support trilateral funding partnership with EAA and the ......read more

Education Above All Foundation's Moving Exhibition “Reaching 10 Million Out of School Children” Lands at Hamad International Airport

Doha, Qatar, August 11, 2018: Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s (EAA) moving exhibition “Reaching 10 Million Out of School Children” has landed at Hamad International Airport (HIA). The exhibit marks the achievement of securing commitments to enrol 10 million out of school children in 50 countries around the world. The exhibition is taking place in the departure’s terminal Concourse C, at Hamad International Airport (HIA) until the 23rd of September 2018.  The traveling exhibit previously held at Qatar Academy and the W Hotel Doha, showcases the barriers to education that more than 63 million children around the world face, and highlights the work EAA and its partners are doing to overcome these barriers. On this occasion, Mrs. Leena Al-Derham, Senior Education Specialist of Educate A Child (EAC) ......read more

Sealine Beach Resort volunteers distribute iftar for motorists in Mesaieed and Al Wakrah

Doha, Qatar – June 14, 2018:  In keeping with the spirit of sharing during the holy month of Ramadan and as part of its community and charity activities, Sealine Beach, a Murwab Resort, recently distributed iftars to motorists driving back to Doha from Mesaieed and those heading to the resort from Al Wakrah. Various members of the resort's team came together to volunteer in this activity as they arrived at the two locations before sunset with the assistance of the South Traffic Department, bringing generous iftar packs that included a diverse selection of food and beverage items. The volunteering initiative came in line with Sealine’s corporate social responsibility programme aimed at giving back to the society in the best way possible.  Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Nawaf Al Obaidly, General ......read more

Education Above All (EAA) Foundation's programme, Reach Out to Asia (ROTA), launches its Ramadan 2018 Project: “Sharing Hope”

29 May 2018, Doha, Qatar -   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s programme, Reach Out to Asia (ROTA), has launched its Ramadan 2018 Project "Sharing Hope", bringing together male and female local volunteers to support vulnerable communities in Qatar, in line with the principles of community service and giving back during the holy month of Ramadan.   ROTA Ramadan 2018 Project builds eleven years of supporting members of the local community through activities that connect volunteers with the wider community and give them the opportunity to learn new skills and increase their awareness of the value of community service and volunteerism. This year's project theme “Sharing Hope” was inspired by its main initiative that focuses on renovating HOPE Qatar, a school in Al Maamoura in Doha ......read more

EAA Foundation's moving exhibition kicked off at the W Hotel with a reception to mark a major milestone in empowering 10 million children around the world

Doha, Qatar, May 26, 2018:   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation recently held a reception at the opening of its ‘Reaching 10 Million Out of School Children’ exhibition at the W Hotel Doha, in the presence of a number of ambassadors, to mark a major milestone in its work to empower 10 million marginalised and vulnerable children around the world. After the moving exhibition’s initial success at Qatar Academy, EAA was delighted to relocate its showcase of the challenges millions of children around the world face and EAA’s work to overcome them, at the W Hotel on May 17th.  The exhibition is open to the public until May 30th, and with its hashtag #Togetherfor10million and #Itispossible, has been successful in creating awareness about the barriers to education that 63 million primary level children ......read more

Education Above All (EAA) Foundation kicks off Ramadan Fundraising Campaign

Doha, Qatar, May 21, 2018:   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation has launched a country-wide fundraising campaign during the holy month of Ramadan to provide the world’s most impoverished and marginalized children, youth and women a quality education, as around 263 million children and youth are out of school today, according to UNESCO.  The Ramadan campaign was announced at a press conference attended by dignitaries such as Professor Dr. Ali M Al-Quradaghi, Secretary General of the International Union of Muslim Scholars and Vice Chairman for European Council for Fatwa and Research, and Mr. Mohamed Al-Naama, Senior Representative of Fundraising Department at Education Above All (EAA) Foundation.  EAA’s Ramadan campaign aims to support the hardest to reach children, youth and women around the world ......read more

Important Tips for Safe Ramadan 2018

Qatar, May 21, 2018:  Our Safety in Ramadan  Achieving general safety during the holy month of Ramadan is one of the very important matter, weather it is in the home, or workplace or markets or on the road etc.,  Ensuring the availability of a functioning  fire extinguisher in the houses and workplaces, perfect knowledge on best mode of its usage, good electrical connections, safe connection of the gas inside the kitchen, not leaving the cooking pans on the stove for a long period without surveillance, switching off the stove immediately after cooking, switching on the exhaust fan, monitoring the children in the kitchen and the alertness while cooking are some of the safety measures that should be taken by us for ensuring the general safety.  The drivers in general are requested to strictly follow ......read more

Education Above All (EAA) Foundation and Qatar University empower students through Project Based Learning

Doha, May 8, 2018:   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation through its programme, Reach Out to Asia (ROTA), held the largest annual International Education and Resource Network (iEARN) Qatar 2018 Open House on April 24 at Hamad Bin Khalifa University-Student Center, under the patronage of Qatar Chemical and Petrochemical Marketing and Distribution Company (Muntajat) Q.J.S.C. Organised in partnership with the National Center of Educational Development at Qatar University and Ministry of Education and Higher Education, it offered students and teachers a chance to display their work & achievements and showcase their iEARN projects for the 2017-2018 school year.  The International Education and Resource Network (iEARN) is a non-profit organization that connects schools and youth organizations worldwide via a virtual ......read more

Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, Celebrates Major Milestone in Empowering 10 million Marginalized Out of School Children Through Quality Education

World leaders celebrated major milestone in empowering 10 million marginalized out of school children through quality education. Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, UN Secretary General António Guterres and leaders from the United Nations, NGOs, and global industry, including President of Ghana and model philanthropist Naomi Campbell, celebrated an important milestone in addressing a growing global challenge. Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser, UN SDG advocate and Founder and Chairperson of Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, alongside partners, announced that 10 million out of school children in some of the most challenging situations around the world, will receive quality primary education. Qatar - Doha, 29 April, 2018: Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser, UN SDG advocate and Founder & Chairperson of ......read more

ROTA-EAA partners with Qatar University to make a difference in Indonesia with student volunteer trip

Doha, Qatar, 25 April 2018:  In collaboration with Qatar University, Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, through its programme Reach Out to Asia (ROTA), led eighteen student volunteers on a service learning trip to Indonesia from 5-14 April. In partnership with a local NGO called Titian Foundation, volunteers facilitated skills development workshops in a school in the village of Bayat in the Indonesian province of Yogyakarta in Central Java.  The Indonesia 2018 QU Trip built on the success of previous ROTA Volunteer Trips to Indonesia, by providing a series of student-led workshops and activities that helps them develop their practical and physical skills, and to engage in meaningful and sustainable service learning in a rural community.  A major aim of the trip was to raise the student volunteers’ awareness ......read more

West Bay Station takes the Name of Qatar Insurance Group

Qatar Insurance Group has signed a partnership agreement with Qatar Rail yesterday under the patronage and presence of  His Excellency Sheikh Abdulla bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani,  Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and H.E Mr. Jassim Bin Saif Al Sulaiti Minister of Transport and Communications, and top rank officials for naming the West Bay station as Qatar Insurance Group station, which is the first agreement for naming stations. This initiative is included in the CSR agenda and stations naming rights are a strategic aspect of Qatar Rail, through which it endeavors to execute partnerships with the companies and leading Qatari and international trademarks for the purpose of promoting its services in the stations and enabling it to reach a wider range of market targeted segments. This agreement was signed by Sheikh ......read more

Qatar Development Bank participates in the 83rd International Green Week in Berlin

Doha, 28 January 2018:   Qatar Development Bank (QDB), through its export program ‘Tasdeer’, participated in the 83rd International Green Week in Berlin that took place from January 19th till January 23rd. As part of Qatar Development Bank’s special pavilion, 12 Qatari companies in the Agriculture field and food sector were representing Qatar. The Bank's participation in this important international exhibition comes in the context of supporting local products and introducing them to regional and international markets. The Qatari companies that were selected to participate in the international Green Week in Berlin were: Albina Snack, Gulf Water Plant LLC, United Mineral Water Company Sidra, Qatar Food Factories Co., Lusail Water Company Alkaline, Qatar Meat Production Co., KAAFE Chocolatier, AL-Qaseem ......read more

In 1998, we launched the annual Volunteer Forum and followed it up in 1999 with the launch of the Volunteer Award

In honor of volunteers in all parts of the world Doha, Qatar – December 7, 2017 –  NAMA Center, one of Qatar Foundation for Social Work’s (QFSW) affiliated Centers, has participated in the 2017 International Volunteer Day celebrations, in the framework of its ongoing encouragement of voluntary work and the promotion of community participation, while reaffirming the importance of volunteering as a noble humanitarian value and the need to support volunteers for their pivotal role in achieving comprehensive development in their communities.  NAMA Center is regarded as one of the most prominent social institutions that have contributed to the promotion of a volunteerism culture in Qatar. The Center’s first voluntary work forum was launched in 1998 and was organized by the Center's volunteers, to ......read more

Journalists Discuss the Importance of Covering Climate Change

Doha, Qatar – October 15, 2017:  Climate change was the center of discussion during a week-long visit by distinguished journalists from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q). As part of an annual visit to NU-Q to raise awareness of journalism campaigns that focus on global issues, three international reporters who specialize in reporting on climate change, shared their experience and discussed the future of the environmental issue. As part of a presentation to the NU-Q community, Eli Kintisch, a contributing correspondent for Science magazine and author of Hack the Planet: Science's Best Hope — or Worst Nightmare — for Averting Climate Catastrophe shared his personal experiences covering the Arctic, where glaciers are melting, temperature is drastically ......read more

State of Qatar Ratings Affirmed At 'AA-/A-1+'; Outlook Negative

Ratings: Foreign and Local Currency: AA-/Negative/A-1+ For further details see ratings list. Overview We expect the ongoing boycott of Qatar's economy will lead • to slower economic growth and hamper fiscal and external performance as outflows of external financing are offset by drawing upon government assets. The Qatari authorities are utilizing the country's large fiscal assets to limit the impact. We are affirming our 'AA-/A-1+' ratings on Qatar and removing them from CreditWatch with negative implications. The negative outlook reflects our view of the potential consequences of the boycott on Qatar's economic, fiscal, and external metrics, especially if the boycott is tightened or prolonged. Rating Action On Aug. 25, 2017, S&P Global Ratings affirmed its 'AA-/A-1+' long- ......read more

Announcement from Ministry of Interior on Truck Timing during Ramadan

Qatar, June 6, 2017:  General Directorate of Traffic has decided to restrict the movement of trucks as per the following schedule. Trucks are not allowed during: Morning: 8 am to 9:30 am Noon: 1:30 pm to 3 pm Evening: 5:30 pm to 12 midnight General Directorate of Traffic urges truck drivers to abide by this rule for regulating traffic flow during the holy month of Ramadan, Best wishes for Ramadan Kareem.  

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Tips for a Safe Ramadan 2017 from Ministry of Interior

Our Safety in Ramadan  The Home is the most important place where the family members feel more safety and stability. But, there are several possible hazards that may lead to the occurrence of accidents for many reasons such as ignorance and not taking care of prevention and safety measures in the houses in general, and during the holy month of Ramadan in particular. We provide you some advices and guidelines on home and road safety during this month of holy Ramadan.  Traffic safety in Ramadan Don’t rush to reach the Iftar place It is preferred to start early before the Iftar time as the period before Iftar is considered as the most vulnerable time for traffic accidents during the holy month of Ramadan.  Safety of Children  Don’t let the children play in the internal roads of ......read more

Hamdan bin Mohammed Introduces Dubai Font to the World and directs Dubai Government Entities to Adopt it in their correspondence

Created in collaboration with Microsoft, the Font harmoniously and fully integrates Arabic and Latin texts Hamdan bin Mohammed: Dubai Font combines the authenticity of the past and the aspirations of the future The Dubai Font is the first Microsoft font created by a city and named after it The font can be accessed globally by more than 100 million users across the world through Microsoft Office 365 Dubai Font, designed for 23 languages, enables everyone to express and communicate Latin typeface is a bouquet of fonts which includes multiple languages   Government of Dubai Media Office – May 1, 2017:  Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has launched the Dubai Font– Microsoft’s first font to be ......read more

NU-Q Student Volunteers to Work with Refugees

Doha, Qatar – April 8, 2017 – It was a very different Spring Break for Shakeeb Asrar, who spent his holidays working with displaced refugees in Greece. For 15 days, Asrar, a senior at Northwestern University in Qatar, volunteered to work with Syrian, Afghani, Pakistani, and Iraqi refugees seeking asylum from their war-torn countries. Working with them, Asrar was immersed in a social cause he has long been passionate about.  Selected to participate in the Learners’ Voice Program, which is organized by the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), Asrar was challenged to rethink education through a series of workshops and on-the-ground activities.  As a participant, he volunteered with Khora Community Center, an NGO in Athens, where he worked as an interpreter for Pakistani refugees, translating ......read more

Muslim U.S. Scholar Focuses on Women Empowerment Under Islamic Law

Doha, Qatar – March 26, 2017:  The Westernized definition of feminism, and misconceptions that surround Muslim feminists as being in opposition to Sharia’ law, were challenged in a session at Northwestern University in Qatar. In her session, "How Not to Talk about Muslim Feminism," distinguished scholar and Islamic and U.S. constitutional law expert, Asifa Quraishi-Landes, spoke about the goal of women’s empowerment within Muslim societies. She was introduced by NU-Q Professor Zachary Wright, as well as NU-Q student, Sheikh Thani bin Hamad Al Thani who introduced her on behalf of the student body. She argued that years of Western colonization have skewed Islamic laws and societal behaviors in Muslim countries. This negatively affected the global perception of Islam, and created false divides between ......read more

US Scholar to Address Feminism Under Islamic Law

Doha, Qatar – March 19, 2017 – Distinguished scholar and Islamic and US constitutional law expert Asifa Quraishi-Landes will host a special session on women’s empowerment and rights under Sharia law, at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q), on Wednesday, March 22.  Quraishi-Landes currently serves as assistant professor of law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she teaches courses in Islamic law and U.S. constitutional law. Her session, "How not to talk about Muslim Feminism," is the first of a series of interdisciplinary lectures, that are part of NU-Q’s newly introduced Middle East Studies minor.  The minor at NU-Q provides students with a critical understanding of the region’s cultures, histories, societies, politics, intellectual contributions, and mediated ......read more

NAMA participates in the celebration the 2016 Qatar National Day at Darb Al Saai

Doha, Qatar – December 13, 2016:  In the context of bolstering values of loyalty, pride and patriotism and emphasizing the Center’s support of the country’s past achievements and its future aspirations, NAMA Center, a member of Qatar Foundation for Social Work, is participating at the 2016 Qatar National Day celebrations at Darb Al Saai with a number of festive events and activities that supports SMEs during their effective participation at the celebrations at Darb Al Saai. Commenting on the special occasion Ms. Mariam bint Abdullatif Al Mannai – Director of the Community Services Department, and the Director in charge of running NAMA’s affairs, said: “As we stand together to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of our beloved country, starting with the old-time glory of Sheikh Jassim ......read more

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