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Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha Worked Together with Wa'hab to Distribute Essential Food Items to Local Community

As part of Hyatt Global Month of Service and hotel corporate social responsibility. Doha, Qatar – 2 August 2021: Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha, the first Hyatt Regency brand in Qatar, located on airport, have joined forces with Wa’hab for a collaborative campaign in conjunction with the hotel’s suppliers to donate essential food items the local communities in need. This campaign falls in line with Hyatt’s Global Month of Service which allows colleagues to volunteer events that help strengthen the value of care and sharing to the local community along with the hotel intentions to support underprivileged individuals and families in the country most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.  Founded in 2017, Wa’hab, is an Award-Winning SME, that works to reduce food wastage and provide support to the ......read more

Umm Al Houl Power Digitally Transforms Qatar's Utilities Sector

•With SAP Solutions, Independent Water and Power Plant Gains Real-Time Decision-Making, Robust management of its Business Processes, and Increased Efficiency in Resource Utilization       DOHA, Qatar — 12 July 2021: Umm Al Houl Power, one of the largest independent water and power plants in Qatar and the Middle East, is driving innovation in Qatar’s utilities sector with increased efficiency in management of its Business Processes and Resource Utilization, thanks to a digital transformation partnership with global technology company SAP.   Supporting Qatar National Vision 2030 goals of power and water security, Umm Al Houl Power is a state-of-the-art IWPP with an installed capacity of 2.52 GW of electricity, or 30 percent of the country’s power needs, and 198 million gallons of desalinated ......read more

Education Above All Foundation and World Bank Partner to Enroll 35,000 Out-of-School Children in Djibouti

Doha, June 10, 2021:   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s ‘Educate A Child’ program and the World Bank signed on June 8, 2021 a partnership agreement to enroll up to 35,000 out-of-school children in Djibouti. This first partnership will implement an innovative results-based funding model to provide support to the Government of Djibouti based on the number of out-of-school children enrolled.   Access to education at all levels continues to be one of Djibouti’s major challenges, with at least one in five school-age children never having attended school. Children are missing out on the ability to gain vital skills and learning opportunities presented by access to quality, equitable, and safe primary education. The US$3.8 million commitment from EAA, with support from the Qatar Fund ......read more

Zulal Wellness Resort Celebrates World Environment Day With a Unique Approach to Sustainability Forged by Msheireb Properties

Doha, Qatar - 05 June 2021:   Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, Qatar’s largest wellness resort, and the world’s first to blend Traditional Arabic and Islamic medicine with a holistic approach, marks World Environment Day Celebrations and reveals its unique environmental initiatives shaping sustainable future of the regional hospitality industry.  In line with this mission, Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, outlines its plans to boost the local ecosystems and raise awareness about environmental issues among its guests and the broader Qatar community with the launch of its Mangrove Conservation Programme in the North of Qatar.  In partnership with the resort developer, Msheireb Properties, Qatar's leading sustainable real estate developer, the on-site Mangrove Conservation Programme is aimed ......read more

Unite and Run to Help End Plastic Waste

• adidas and Parley’s global impact platform, Run for the Oceans, returns for the fourth year, and marks the second Parley Missions chapter of 2021 • For every tracked KM via the adidas Running app from May 28 – June 8, adidas x Parley will clean up the equivalent weight of 10 plastic bottles from beaches, up to 500,000lbs • Download the adidas Running app and sign up to the challenge now – every kilometer counts from May 28 – June 8     Dubai, May 18, 2021:   Ahead of World Oceans Day on June 8, adidas is harnessing the power of sport and using it as a force for change, inviting the world to unite and Run for the Oceans once again.   From May 28 – June 8, adidas x Parley Run for the Oceans returns for a fourth year, continuing its commitment ......read more

Snoonu Celebrates Ramadan with Exciting Activities to Engage with the Qatar Community

Sharing in Ramadan celebrations, Snoonu welcomes new merchants to its Ramadan selection, promotes healthy Ramadan lifestyle tips on its social media channels, and partners with Qatar’s top organizations for cultural and charitable programs 6 May 2021 – Doha, Qatar:  Doha-based e-commerce startup, Snoonu, joined Ramadan celebrations in Qatar by launching a range of activities and offers to make this lockdown-marked Ramadan warmer and to engage with the community. Committed to support local businesses, Snoonu added a special ‘Ramadan Selection’ on its App featuring an array of Qatar-based merchants sharing mouth-watering Iftar and Suhoor menus and deals. Hilton’s ‘The Kitchen’, Sheraton Grand and high-end Qatari cuisine restaurant ‘Sasnaa’ are among the outlets featured in ......read more

QIB Sponsors Iftar Project in Collaboration with Qatar Charity

April 25, 2021:  Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) in collaboration with Qatar Charity (QC), is sponsoring the Iftar project for workers in the industrial area who are fasting, as part of Qatar Charity’s “Ramadan of Hope” campaign, in light of the current challenging conditions. The sponsorship of the program comes as part of the Bank’s community-focused CSR initiatives. Commenting on the sponsorship Mashaal Abdulaziz Al Derham, Assistant General Manager, Head of Corporate Communications & Quality Assurance at QIB said, “Ramadan is a time of giving, generosity, compassion and tolerance. We are proud to know that our partnership with Qatar Charity is helping the community break their fast with a good meal, distributed to workers in the industrial area while adhering to the requirements of the national ......read more

Festival City Donates 1000 Boxes of Essential Ramadan Food Supplies to Workers and Low-Income Families in Partnership with Qatar Charity

As part of its ongoing commitment to giving back to the community, Doha Festival City donated essential food supplies to workers in the industrial area and other locations and to families in need ahead of the Holy Month of Ramadan Doha, Qatar – 12 April 2021: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining and entertainment, is pleased to announce its partnership with Qatar Charity in a joint initiative dedicated for the holy month of Ramadan. As part of the ongoing #Festival Cares intuitive, Doha Festival City donated 1,000 boxes with essential Ramadan food supplies distributed to the workers throughout the Industrial Area and other locations, and to the families with limited income, with support of Qatar Charity, as part of Qatar Charity’s ‘Ramadan of Hope’ ......read more

Dukhan Bank holds Blood Donation drive with Hamad Medical Corporation

Doha, Qatar – 21 March 2021:  Dukhan Bank organised a successful blood donation campaign at the company’s main branch in collaboration with Hamad Medical Corporation’s Blood Donor Unit. This campaign lies within Dukhan Bank’s endeavors to support Hamad Medical Corporation’s ongoing efforts to ensure a secure blood supply in Qatar’s hospitals. The drive is in line with Dukhan Bank’s commitment and responsibility towards Qatar’s communities as part of its corporate social responsibility program. The success came due to the company’s tradition of working with partner organisations such as Hamad Medical Corporation, who undertake this responsibility with diligence. Commenting on the success of the campaign, Dukhan Bank stated: “The blood donation drive is testament ......read more

Philanthropic Mission to End Childhood Pneumonia – Charles Monat Associates (CMA) marks 50th Anniversary announcing partnership with global charity Save the Children

• 5-year partnership will improve millions of lives through significant investments in healthcare, sanitation, clean water and other basic amenities • CMA and Save the Children will combine knowledge, expertise and resources to combat global health crisis starting in Indonesia, China and Bangladesh   March 08, 2021:   Charles Monat Associates (CMA), a global pioneer in providing wealth planning and life insurance solutions, today marked its 50th anniversary with the announcement of a philanthropic partnership with Save the Children, a leading humanitarian organization that champions the rights and interests of children worldwide, to end childhood pneumonia.   Established in 1971, CMA has become an industry leader preserving the wealth of more than 8,000 clients from 50 countries, and placed ......read more

GCC Secretary General Delivers Formal Invitation to The Amir of Qatar to attend the 41st GCC Summit

30 December 2020:  The General Secretariat of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) announced today that the Secretary General H.E. Dr. Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf, delivered today a formal invitation from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Amir of Qatar, to attend the 41st GCC Summit being held in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on January 5, 2021.   H.H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar, received the Secretary General of the Cooperation Council at the Amiri Court in Doha Palace today.    The Secretary-General of the GCC, H.E. Dr. Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf, said: “I had the honor to personally deliver King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud’s ......read more

Qatar National Day 2020: Carnegie Mellon Celebrates the Year's Contributions to National Development

December 13, 2020:  Students at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, capped off an extraordinary year of challenges, achievement, growth and innovation with a virtual Qatar National Day celebration. The CMU-Q Qatari Student Association held a photo competition and online event for students to connect and learn more about the rich Qatari culture, including traditional Qatari attire, the karak tea custom, Qatari proverbs, and Arabic calligraphy.  Mohammed Al-Qassabi, the president of the Qatari Student Association and a third-year student at CMU-Q, noted how different this year’s Qatar National Day will feel: “It will feel a little strange, since we can’t celebrate in person. But at CMU-Q, we can show our love for our country through photos, and through a virtual ......read more

Bedaya and Innovation Café Join Hands to Support Local Entrepreneurs

Doha, Qatar – 8 November 2020: Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (Bedaya Center), a joint initiative by Qatar Development Bank and Silatech has forged a partnership with Innovation Café located at the Porto Arabia to provide local entrepreneurs the ideal platform to display and promote their products.  This partnership is a continuation of the pioneering and effective role undertaken by Bedaya  Center to support entrepreneurs by providing beneficial opportunities for small and home businesses to display and promote their products in one of the newest Qatari cafes in the most plush area of the country.  Under this agreement, Innovation Café employees will sell the displayed products in exchange for a nominal percentage according to the price of each product. This arrangement is cost ......read more

Saudi Woman Draws the World's Largest Coffee Painting Using Expired Granules

First Saudi woman to achieve a Guinness World Records title singlehandedly  Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 19 October 2020:  Ohud Abdullah Almalki, known as ‘The Artist of the Nation’ marks an incredible milestone becoming the first Saudi woman to achieve a Guinness World Records title singlehandedly, the global authority on record-breaking achievements said. The Al Naseem neighbourhood product in Jedda draws the Largest coffee painting in the world using expired granules, illustrating seven renowned figures of Saudi Arabia and the neighbouring United Arab Emirates.  Two giant pictures of the founding fathers of the two nations, the late King Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman, and the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. On the painting as well, pictures of KSA and UAE rulers including the Custodian of the Two ......read more

WTTC Recognises Saudi Arabia's Leadership to the Recovery of the Travel & Tourism Sector Globally

For the first time ever, Saudi Arabia hosted a G20 Tourism private-public event focused on the recovery of the sector  Saudi Arabia leading and coordinating the global Travel & Tourism agenda At the request of Saudi Arabia, WTTC presented a plan to resume international travel and save 100m jobs in the world October 11, 2020:   The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC),  pays tribute to the leadership of Saudi Arabia, and for its support to the local and global private sector, at the historic meeting of G20 Tourism Ministers and more than 45 CEOs of the world’s biggest travel companies, and private sector leaders from the G20 countries During their G20 Chairmanship of the Tourism Track, Saudi Arabia requested the collaboration of the global travel and tourism sector on developing a ......read more

Why Strengthening the Financial Sector in Qatar is Important Post COVID-19

Qatar Finance and Business Academy is announcing the release of the second cohort of Al Azm for the banking sector To empower the financial sector after the challenges of COVID-19 After the great success of the first initiative   Doha, Qatar, [8 October] – QFBA is announcing the launch of Al Azm 2nd cohort to help empower the banking sector after COVID-19. It includes a set of specialized training programs. It is noteworthy that the first initiative was launched at the peak of the COVID-19 crisis and it targeted the business sector to enable it to deal efficiently with the challenges at the time. Four hundred and fifteen participants have benefited from these programs, including business owners, corporate employees, and others participating in various vital economic fields. Commenting on the training ......read more

Cartier Philanthropy x Medair - Supporting Beirut's Relief and Recovery

The massive explosion that ripped Beirut apart in August 2020 created significant immediate and long-term humanitarian needs. We’re supporting Medair to deliver emergency assistance to those impacted and displaced by the disaster – in particular to meet their shelter and health needs – and to assist in the rehabilitation of damaged buildings and public facilities. Medair’s teams will also work to provide mental health support to the most vulnerable groups. United Arab Emirates,  October 07, 2020:  On 4 August 2020, a horrific explosion rocked the Port of Beirut with a force equal to a 3.5-magnitude earthquake. Homes collapsed, high rise buildings were reduced to hollow frames and the streets for miles around were strewn with rubble. The blasts resulted in massive human loss, with more than 190 ......read more

Education Above All Foundation Holds Two UNGA 75 High-Level Virtual Side Sessions

• Under the theme "Government and Foundation Partners Demonstrate Effective Cross-Sectoral Collaboration to Meet SDG4 and Support the 2030 Decade of Action" The panel explored strategies to strengthen cross-sectoral dialogue among countries, organisations, foundations, and policymakers to accelerate progress towards the global education goal (SDG4) • A side session virtual youth panel discussion on ‘Youth, the Citizens of Change and Action for Peace’   Doha - October 03, 2020:  Education Above All Foundation (EAA), in partnership with Qatar Mission, United Nations, Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD), UN Office for Partnerships and UNESCO, held a high-level virtual event on ‘Government and Foundation Partners Demonstrate Effective Cross-sectoral Collaboration to Meet SDG4 and Support ......read more

World Gold Council and its Members Highlight Commitment to Sustainable Development Goals Ahead of UN General Assembly

September 22, 2020:  To coincide with the 75th session of the UN General Assembly – and the SDG Business Forum – the World Gold Council has published a report entitled Gold Mining’s Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.    The report outlines how leading gold mining companies are making a significant contribution towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report includes 39 case studies on how members of the World Gold Council are bringing about positive change across four thematic areas: global partnerships; social inclusion; economic development; and responsible operations, energy and the environment.    Examples of the commitments the gold mining industry has made towards sustainable strategies include:   • Global partnership: ......read more

CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi Breaks Two GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ titles

CLYMB™ is now officially home to the world’s largest indoor skydiving wind tunnel and world’s tallest indoor artificial climbing wall.   18 August 2020:  CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi, the new sports and leisure attraction on Yas Island, is awarded with two GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ titles for the world’s largest indoor skydiving wind tunnel at 10 meters (32 feet) in diameter and 54.6 m (179.2ft) high and the world’s tallest indoor artificial climbing wall reaching 42.16 m (138ft).  Launched on November 29, 2019, CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi provides guests with a unique experience, taking them to record-breaking heights. The two attractions are suitable for visitors of all ages and skills, with highly trained instructors taking visitors through safety tips and techniques before introducing ......read more

Qatar Post Steps Up to Support the Country During Covid-19 Delivering One Million Packages

• Qatar Post experiences record high deliveries consisting of essential mail and delivery items including medications and government documents in addition to regular shipments   • Qatar Post has successfully created alternative and innovative delivery services and solutions to aid both government and commercial partners   • The recently launched medicine delivery service has already witnessed over 80,000 deliveries per month during the pandemic  • Over 4,300 packages have been delivered safely via Qatar Post Global Priority and Freight Forwarding services alone   • Connected.qa has seen a 60 per cent increase in shipments     Doha-Qatar – 18 August 2020: Qatar Post, the national provider of postal services, continues to offer reliable, timely and ......read more

Qatar Airways Group Organises Efforts to Send Food and Other Essential Supplies from Doha to Beirut

The national carrier of the State of Qatar partners with Qatar Charity and Monoprix Qatar to enable citizens and residents of Qatar to donate supplies The scheme was first launched to Qatar Airways employees and has been extended to members of the public in Qatar Qatar Airways employees and Ali Bin Ali Holding donated more than 45 tonnes of essential supplies that were shipped to Beirut yesterday 10 August 2020 - Doha, Qatar – Qatar Airways in partnership with Qatar Charity and Monoprix Qatar - member of Ali Bin Ali Holding, has launched an aid programme that will enable to citizens and residents of Qatar to donate food and other essential supplies to Lebanon following the tragic events in Beirut last week. Until 11 August, Qatar citizens and residents can purchase items from Monoprix Qatar’s store on Talabat ......read more

Pandora Joins Forces with UNICEF to Raise Over $1M in Aid of New One Love Initiative

Pandora and brand Muse Halima Aden unite in support of UNICEF, as the Marley family reimagine iconic anthem One Love for global fundraising appeal.   July 16, 2020:   Model and activist Halima Aden has come together with Pandora in support of UNICEF’s One Love initiative, to reimagine a world fit for all children. With the goal of preventing the COVID-19 pandemic becoming a lasting crisis for the world’s most vulnerable children, Pandora will match every dollar donated through One Love up to the value of US$1 mil-lion. Members of the Marley family are re-recording the late Bob Marley’s iconic anthem One Love in support of UNICEF. Tuff Gong International and Amplified Music will release a new version of the seminal song on 17 July with all proceeds from the song and related activi-ties directly ......read more

Reminder from Ministry of Interior for the HR / Admin Managers of the public and private companies and Establishments on Registration in National Address

Qatar - May 09, 2020:   As an implementation for the provisions of the law No. 24 for the year2017 on National Address, and Minister of Interior decree No. 96 of 2019 on implementing certain provisions of the above law,  the Ministry of Interior urges the HR / Admin Managers of the public and private companies and Establishments to remind their all employees including workers, who didn’t register in the National Address until now, to register their national address before 26 July 2020  through the application of the Ministry of Interior  'Metrash2' or its website (www.moi.gov.qa), in order to avoid the violator of the above law any legal consequences.  

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Awareness Poster from Ministry of Interior on "Forms of Gatherings Banned by the Power of the Law

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 26, 2020:   The Public Relations Department of the Ministry of Interior is pleased to send you an awareness poster on "Forms of Gatherings Banned by the Power of the Law as per the decision by H.E Prime Minister and Minister of Interior to prevent the spread of Corona Virus disease Covid-19" in various languages such as Arabic, English, Hindi, Urdu, Nepalese, Malayalam and Sinhalese.    We kindly request you to strictly follow the instructions in the attached poster and to forward the same to maximum numbers of people in your contact list including your friends, colleagues, relatives and employees of your organizations and companies in order to reach its benefit to maximum people.     

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Awareness Poster on Corona Virus - Covid 19



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Alfardan Group Celebrates Partnership with Qatar Foundation to Inaugurate the ‘Tariqi' Program

Doha, Qatar, 19th February 2020 – Alfardan Group recently signed a partnership agreement with Qatar Foundation for the inauguration of the Group’s ‘Tariqi’ program. In celebration of the partnership, Sheikh Salman Bin Hassan Al-Thani, Chief Financial Officer of Qatar Foundation, led Mr. Omar Hussain Alfardan, President and CEO of Alfardan Group, on a tour of Qatar Foundation Headquarters. The tour was also attended by the management of both organizations The agreement paves the way for Alfardan Group to join hands with Qatar Foundation in their shared vision of developing the human capital of Qatar through ‘Tariqi’; a sponsorship program dedicated to funding students from all around the world to complete their undergraduate studies in Qatar.  Tariqi is the manifestation of Alfardan ......read more

Qatar Post Leads on Tree Planting Mission

Doha, Qatar, 02 February 2020:   Qatar Post supported the mission of Al Shabhana Association, a non-profit organization fighting deforestation in Qatar, by planting trees in the open areas of Qatar Post Headquarters.       The event, entitled ‘Qatar Post for Sustainable Development – Afforestation Campus Qatar’ witnessed a number of “Prosopis” trees being planted. The Prosopis, which is one of the most common small trees in Qatar, is an ideal plant for the desert environment.     Qatar Post officials and volunteers were joined by environmentalists from various organizations, namely: Mr. Meshal Al-Shamari and Ms. Shireen Obediat, Director and Events and Marketing Officer respectively at Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC), Mr. Hamoda Youssef, Head ......read more

Generation Amazing Festival 2019 inspires 140 youth from Qatar and 24 countries across the world

Youth learn about Generation Amazing football for development methodology for social change    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 23, 2019:   The first edition of the Generation Amazing Festival 2019 has concluded successfully at Qatar Foundation Oxygen Park, bringing together a generation of young leaders gathered for the common purpose of using the power of football to inspire social change in their communities. This year’s festival was the first of its kind in Qatar, celebrating social inclusion and promoting gender equality as part of Generation Amazing’s mandate of using football to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Qatar National Vision 2030.  The closing ceremony of the GA Festival 2019 was attended by H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General of the ......read more

GAC to launch hull cleaning operations in Qatar

Partnership with Hullwiper to meet demand for safe, eco-friendly hull cleaning   Ras Laffan, Qatar, 23 December 2019 –  GAC Qatar is joining forces with HullWiper Ltd in preparation to launch its hull cleaning solution at the Qatari port of Ras Laffan in early 2020 to meet growing demand for safe, eco-friendly hull cleaning solutions. GAC Qatar is the only company to have been granted a license by the country’s Environment Ministry to operate hull cleaning equipment in its waters.   Daniel Nordberg, GAC Qatar Managing Director, says: “GAC has always been a maritime services pioneer. We are always looking for ways to innovate, add value to our customers, and at the same time, operate in an environmentally-conscious and sustainable manner. Bringing HullWiper to Qatar is yet another initiative ......read more

Bedaya takes part in Qatar National Day celebrations at Darb Al Saai through the “Young Entrepreneur” Program

For the second consecutive year Doha, Qatar – 19 December 2018:   As a part of Qatar National Day celebrations, Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development, a joint initiative by Qatar Development Bank (QDB) and Silatech, for the second consecutive year  is participating through  four entrepreneurial projects that are part of the “Young Entrepreneur – Al Tajer Al Saghir” program at the specially designed  Souq Waqif area in Darb Al Saai. “Young Entrepreneur – Al Tajer Al Saghir” program has been curated by the Center for entrepreneurs in the age group of 10 to16 years old.  The Center worked relentlessly to provide this platform to all young entrepreneurs who were willing to be part of this initiative by promoting this excellent ......read more

Qatar Post joins the ranks of certified government agencies with ISO 27001:2013 for its IT system

Doha, Qatar, 12 November 2019:    Qatar Post has successfully received ISO 27001:2013 certification for its implementation of Information Security Management System (ISMC), boosting customer confidence with its robust new protective measures of personal and commercial records.  ISO 27001:2013 is an international recognized framework that helps organizations become more resilient and responsive to information security threats.  Faleh Al Naemi, chairman and managing director of Qatar Post, said:  “This award is more evidence that Qatar Post is meeting rigorous international standards in ensuring confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data contained with us. At Qatar Post we understand the importance of trust and security, especially when working with personal and ......read more

Dubai Cares and The Body Shop are supporting children and youth's education:

September 24, 2019: This Ramadan, The Body Shop collaborated with Dubai Cares to raise funds via its outlets, which will be used by Dubai Cares to support children and youth’s education through the refurbishment and construction  of education facilities in developing countries. Dubai Cares is playing a key role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 goal which aims to ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning by 2030. The Body Shop has always believed that business can be used as a “Force for good” and thanks to Dubai Cares and every individual who supported this cause with their big-hearted contribution, the company has been able to bring hope to underserved children and youth.   Quote From The Body Shop: The Body Shop globally operates with a clearly ......read more

Donate a School Backpack for those in need at Doha Festival City

In Collaboration with Qatar Charity It’s ‘Back to School’ season – Donate and win vouchers from Doha Festival City participating retailers. Doha, Qatar – 21 August 2019:  Doha Festival City, Qatar’s unique and world-class retail, entertainment and dining destination is launching its ‘Back to School’ season with a community initiative in collaboration with Qatar Charity.  Shoppers are invited to donate new school backpacks including items such as pencil cases, stationery and more, in a giant backpack, located opposite to Monoprix store on the Ground Floor, from 22 to 30 August. After donating, shoppers will receive vouchers worth up to QAR 50 to be spent in participating stores at Doha Festival City. Customers can register themselves, donate and receive gift cards from ......read more

Senior Deputy Group President & CEO of QIC Group inaugurates orphan accommodation for Dreama

Doha, 26 June, 2019:   As part of its commitment towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Senior Deputy Group President & CEO of QIC Group, Mr. Ali S. AlFadala inaugurated the newly established orphan accommodation for Dreama. Last year QIC Group collaborated with Dreama to provide sponsorship for quality housing refurbishment for orphans. QIC Group has been engaging in many CSR collaborations that make significant developments in the fields of human and social development. Evolving with the trends that underpin the changing CSR landscape in Qatar, QIC Group has been involved in various activities that contribute to the advancement of the society, including cultural, social and human values that create scalable impact. Today CSR is considered an integral pillar for achieving sustainable development; not ......read more

Education Above All (EAA) Foundation's second Ramadan fundraising campaign receives overwhelming support of QAR 15 million in donations

EAA’s partnership with Qatar TV scales the nationwide fundraising campaign Campaign donations reach QAR 15M of commitments to global education efforts   Doha, Qatar, June 23, 2019: Launched in May 2019 in the spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan, Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s nationwide fundraising campaign, under the theme “No Child Left Out”, has garnered overwhelming support from donors in Qatar. EAA’s “No Child Left Out” slew of projects and initiatives assist marginalised and impoverished children accessing quality and baseline education, indiscriminately of their geographical and socioeconomic barriers, offering them logistical, technical and psychosocial support in the process.    On the heels of this fundraising campaign, a total of 15 million QAR ......read more

UCL Qatar and Qatar Foundation open applications for prestigious Academic Fellowship programme

Doha, Qatar, 22 June 2019:  UCL Qatar is inviting applicants from around the world to apply for its third prestigious Academic Fellowship Programme, as part of the University’s continuing effort to attract and develop international research in Qatar.  As part of the initiative, UCL Qatar will host several outstanding Visiting Fellows who will contribute to enhancing the teaching and research profile of the institution, following the university’s commitment to offering research-led teaching excellence. The Fellows will also help to further expand the intellectual community of UCL, their partners in Education City and the State of Qatar at large.  Visiting Fellows will conduct their own research in Qatar and will collaborate with UCL Qatar’s staff and students on various teaching and research ......read more

Al Meera celebrates the Holy Month of Ramadan with a series of employee and community initiatives

Doha, Qatar, 08 June 2019:  In the spirit of the Holy Month, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company QSC (Al Meera) launched a host of initiatives and events bringing together both employees and local community members to spread and share the joy of Ramadan.  In partnership with the Qatar Cancer Society, Al Meera shared the Ramadan experience with on-the-road fasters, distributing Iftar boxes across traffic signals in Qatar’s central locations and areas to fasting drivers and workers. Similarly, Al Meera employees also engaged in distributing iftar boxes through its selected branches and main intersections. In celebration of their collective efforts and spirit of togetherness in driving the group’s success and growth over the past year, Al Meera managers and employees across branches gathered for annual ......read more

Al Khaliji launches donation drive in support of the Qatar Cancer Society

Doha, Qatar, Jun 2, 2019:  Under the umbrella of its humanitarian and continuous commitment to Qatari society, Al Khaliji Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, has announced its donation support of the Qatar Cancer Society (QSC), a non-profit organization working under the Regulatory Authority for Charitable Activities toward awareness around cancer and cancer prevention in Qatar. On behalf of al khaliji, Mr. Nawaf Telfat, the bank’s Head of SMEs (small-to-medium enterprises), presented a donation cheque to Mr. Ammar Al-Mashhadani the head of Public Relation Department, from the Qatar Cancer Society. The donation funds were raised through a campaign launched by al khaliji during Ramadan, strengthening the bank’s social bonds with and rallying customers behind its charitable work in ......read more

Mohammed bin Rashid launches “Ministry of Possibilities” to tackle critical national programs and solve the systemic impossibilities of government

Cabinet to administer world’s first virtual ministry Qatar - April 24, 2019:  His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched the world’s first virtual “Ministry of Possibilities” to incubate and develop radical solutions to government’s most pressing problems.  Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum directed to start working on a number of pressing national programs in the first phase, in the form of four time-bound departments: Department of Anticipatory Services, Department of Behavioral Rewards, Department of UAE Talent and Department of Government Procurement.  The “Ministry of Possibilities” represents the next generation of government practices and oversees top-priority national portfolios that ......read more

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Doha, Qatar, 29 January, 2019:  Building on the momentum of its preceding three editions of Government Procurement and Contracting Conference & Exhibition ‘MOUSHTARAYAT’, QDB announced that preparations for the fourth ‘MOUSHTARAYAT’ are at an advanced stage, which is scheduled to take place for 3 days, beginning on March 31 and ends on April 02, in ......read more

Implementation Date Announced for Long-Term Residence Permits…

22 January 2019; Dubai, UAE:   Executive summary  The Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced that the issuance of long-term residence permits for investors, outstanding students, foreign nationals with exceptional talents, and similarly-situated foreign nationals, as determined by the UAE government, will begin on 3 February 2019.  Categories of applicants A ......read more

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supported by Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD)  Doha, Qatar, December 18, 2018:   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation is pleased to announce its participation at Doha Forum to reflect its commitment towards humanitarian cause. During the Forum, and as part of its strategic commitment, EAA signed an agreement with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian ......read more

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Qatar, December 12, 2018:  Education Above All (EAA) Foundation announced the efforts to build a global consensus on recognising the academic credentials of migrants and refugee children at the 2018 Global Education Meeting. As representatives from around the world gather to discuss progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, EAA has announced a global initiative to develop ......read more

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Doha, Qatar, November 22, 2018:   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s Programme Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) launched today the second edition of MENA Youth Capacity building in Humanitarian Action (MCYHA) 2018 training, at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC), sponsored by Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD).  The opening ceremony started with a motivational speech ......read more

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, ......read more

Education Above All (EAA) Foundation signs partnership with Qatar University for its Dynamic ...…

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 ......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 ......read more

$US100 million funding programme between Education Above All and ISFD announced in a ...…

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 ......read more

Education Above All Foundation's Moving Exhibition “Reaching 10 Million Out of School Children” ...…

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 ......read more

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