Posted on May 18, 2016

Al Faisal Without Borders Foundation, in its efforts to foster educational research, held a prize distribution ceremony to honour the winners of the Sheikh Faisal Prize for Education Research. The event took place on the 18th of May at the Qatar National Convention Centre.

Among the distinguished guests were HE Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al-Thani Founder of ALF; Dr. Hassan Al-Derham, Qatar University President; and Mr. Rabia Mohamed Al-Kaabi the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education. The annual awards pay tributes to academics and educators in the field of scientific research including teachers, school principals, professors and university students in the GCC region. ALF’s commitment lies in investing and promoting research and development in the educational field with the aim of producing a new generation of researchers and educators. Simultaneously it fosters the establishment of best educational practices and policies.

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Speaking at the event HE Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al-Thani said ”These awards were instituted to run parallel to the educational pillar set out in the Qatar National Vision 2030. Human capital and resources are vital in propelling Qatar forward as a progressive, knowledge- based country on par with international standards. It is our objective to encourage a new breed of tomorrow’s researchers and innovators in the educational field who in turn will enrich the human development of our country.”

Ali Talal Al Mar’e, Executive Director of the ALF Foundation said: “The Prizes distributed ranged between 10,000 and 40,000 Qatar Riyals and included 5 categories: Teachers Category, Academic Category, Educational Leaders, University Students, and Post Graduate Students. “The integration of education with business and industry is vital in advocating the cause of sustainable development across all sectors. Education is the single most powerful means to improve the quality of life and research widens the cause of an innovative knowledge-based economy in Qatar to meet the demands of today’s economies,’ he added.

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The ALF Foundation takes this opportunity to extend its sincere thanks to Qatar Voluntary Centre and all its volunteers for their active participation in making this event a success. The Prizes distributed ranged between 10,000 and 40,000 Qatar Riyals and included 5 categories: Teachers Category, Academic Category, Educational Leaders, University Students, and Post Graduate Students.

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