Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Foundation (QF), and His Excellency Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al-Thani, Chairperson of Qatar Leadership Academy (QLA), joined more than 1,500 students, parents, educators from Pre-University Education (PUE), and QF senior officials in a colorful celebration commemorating Qatar National Day today.
Also in attendance were Engineer Saad Ibrahim Al Muhannadi, Lifetime Member of the Board of Directors, QF, and Mrs. Buthaina A. Al Nuaimi, President of PUE, QF.
The celebration, which took place at the Qatar National Convention Centre, included a specially produced National Day operetta featuring the voices and talents of over 500 students, as well as a variety of local heritage activities.
The PUE celebration included students from across Qatar Academy schools, Awsaj Academy, and QLA, and provided participants with the opportunity to express their feelings about Qatar and what National Day means to them. Additionally, by incorporating traditional songs into the event, it served as a chance for the audience to reminisce.
Mrs. Buthaina A. Al Nuaimi said: “Today’s performances, organized as part of our Qatar National Day celebrations, give our youngest citizens the opportunity to celebrate local traditions, values, and culture. The event also serves as a platform for our students to show their love for this great and wonderful country.
“Additionally, this event highlights Qatar Foundation’s commitment to fostering a generation of youth grounded in culture and values.”
The PUE National Day celebration highlighted the diverse talents within Education City and QF’s schools, and was designed to demonstrate the bonds that strengthen the wider community and how they support Qatar through preserving the country’s culture and heritage.
“This event was a special and wonderful celebration of National Day. The beautiful operetta perfectly translated the patriotism of our children, and we are delighted our daughter was able to participate; it is something that will last in our memory forever. We are very grateful to the organizers and all who participated in making this event such a success,” said Ahmad Hamad Al Maadheed, whose daughter Alya attends Qatar Academy Doha.
This national project was developed and organized by the PUE National Day Event Committee, which was led by the PUE communications team, and included teachers and staff from all QF schools, in addition to staff from the history department at QF’s Education Development Institute.
The event was sponsored by Ooredoo, Al Rayyan Satellite Channel, Fahad Signature, and La Photo Studio.
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