Posted on May 26, 2016

The achievements of 21 children from the Early Childhood Center (ECC) at Qatar University College of Education (QU-CED) were celebrated in a graduation ceremony themed “Let’s Learn From Trees” on May 25.

The ceremony was attended by CED dean Dr Hissa Sadiq, Center coordinator Dr Fatima Yousef Al-Maadadi, Sultan Qaboos University College of Education dean Dr Sulaiman Al-Balushi, and King Saud University College of Education dean Dr Yousef Al Shemmeri, as well as Center faculty, staff and children’s parents. The event program included the screening of a short documentary on ECC’s various programs and services, and a stage performance which showcased the skills, confidence and teamwork that the students acquired at the Center.

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Congratulating the young students, Dr Sadiq said: “The achievement of these bright young leaders reflects ECC’s efforts in building the future of Qatar by engaging young minds in creative ways of learning and developing life skills that are the foundation of a successful education.” Dr Sadiq went on to express her gratitude to ECC staff, saying, “You have contributed significantly to the students’ personal and educational development and I applaud your remarkable efforts. Further, I congratulate the parents who supported their children throughout this journey and who must be very proud of their achievements.”

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Dr Al-Maadadi congratulated the children and their parents, saying, “We are very proud of our young students’ achievement which reflects the Center’s mission to develop young minds and contribute to preparing the next generation for the responsibility of leadership.” Parents spoke of their children’s extensive academic, personal and social development since joining the Center. Sally Al Sayed’s mother Salwa, said: “I have witnessed significant development in my daughter’s personal abilities since she joined the Center. Sally’s Arabic and English reading and writing abilities have greatly improved.”

Moaz Arar’s mother, Farah, said that the Center offers quality programs and optimal services and activities that contribute to developing children’s skills and personalities. By achieving the 1st learning phase, my son has made a remarkable progress, and I want to enroll him in the 2nd and 3rd learning phases.”