The Qatar Olympic Committee’s (QOC) Schools Olympic Program (SOP) has for the first time convened a Student Advisory Board to provide advice on the program.
The Student Advisory Board was created in collaboration with Enterprise Qatar (EQ), the official partner for the program’s sixth edition that begins in September with the theme “Sports and Investment.”
Students met in two groups, one for high school students aged 15 to 18, and another group for younger students aged 9 to 14. Both groups will be meeting regularly throughout the 2012-2013 school year to provide advice and feedback on SOP activities throughout the season.
High school students met with SOP Executive Director Mohamed Al Fadhala, who outlined plans for this year’s program and introduced the discussion topic of “Sports and Investment”. EQ’s Principal Learning and Development, Tracy Pryce, briefed students on a proposed “National Business Plan Competition” that will run in conjunction with the season’s sports events.
Al Fadhala said: “We are delighted to have students partner with us to make this year’s Schools Olympic Program, now going on its sixth year, better than ever. We think that having students participate in making decisions with us will make the program even more relevant to their interests, enhancing the experience for us all. We would like to thank our partner Enterprise Qatar for their endeavours to bring the fascinating world of enterprise alive for students as part of the ‘Sports and Investment’ theme.’’
Tracy Pryce said: “it is an exciting opportunity to educate the new generation about the entrepreneurship and sports at once. We are looking forward impatiently to launch the 6th edition of SOP.”
The students on the SOP Student Advisory Board are: Ali Al Mannai, Abdullah Al Mannai, Tamim Al Emadi, and Abdullah Al Sahlawi from Al Jazeera Academy, Haya Ayman from Al Khor Independent School and Deema Bakhit from Qatar Independent School, Faisal Al Mannai, Sara Al Banna and Noor Al Banna from The International School of Choueifat and Eisa Al Fadala, Haya Al Fadala and Noor Al Fadala from the International School of London.
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