Posted on January 08, 2017

ExxonMobil Qatar has provided the Orphans Care Center Qatar (Dhreima) with a check for QR 273,000 during the closing ceremony of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2017. The grant will contribute to the organization’s College Funding Program that offers Dhreima’s students the opportunity to attend one of Qatar’s colleges or universities. ExxonMobil Qatar first initiated support for Dhreima during the Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2014.

Alistair Routledge, President and General Manager for ExxonMobil Qatar, presented Ahmad Hussain, Director of Supporting Services for Dhreima with the check on center court following the final match of the tournament. The ceremony was attended by His Excellency Nasser Bin Ghanim Al Khelaifi, President of Qatar Tennis Federation, and Andrew P. Swiger, Senior Vice President, Exxon Mobil Corporation. “At ExxonMobil Qatar, we believe that education is a powerful, transformative tool that helps build more prosperous and sustainable societies. It is for this reason that education development has been the focus of our community engagement efforts in Qatar over the past few years,” said Routledge.

“With the help of our local partners, we support programs that ensure all of Qatar’s children have access to quality education – a foundation that is essential to building the knowledge-based society His Highness the Emir, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani envisions for the country. We are pleased to support the Orphans Care Center Qatar (Dhreima) this year so that their beneficiaries can receive a college education and thus work toward reaching their highest potential. I want to thank the Qatar Tennis Federation once again for providing us with a platform to support this important cause,” added Routledge.

ExxonMobil is committed to advancing education in Qatar – particularly in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The company invests in education programs that motivate students to pursue STEM careers and which also support teacher development and training, with the objective of building a skilled and productive workforce that can sustain Qatar’s future. 

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