Posted on January 21, 2020

A “Glow in the Dark” art event was organized by students at Stenden University as part of their Event Management module. The purpose of the event was to include students from “Best Buddies Qatar” and encourage them to create one-to-one friendship with student volunteers from Stenden. This morning was finalized with touchy and emotional presentation and exhibition of the artworks created by students with mild and moderate intellectual and development disabilities that are part of our community.

The “Glow in the dark” event was based on a color system.  The organizers picked six different colors and linked them with words such as: “trust” for blue, “playfulness” for pink, “imagination” for purple, “love” for red, “friendship” for yellow and “green” for harmony. The main idea behind this initiative was to actively involve students from “Best Buddies Qatar” and provide them with the opportunity to glow with the others. The event was sponsored by Qatar Stock Exchange, Qatar Gassal, Tehnical Solutions for Events Qatar, Best Buddies Qatar and Stenden University Qatar.

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Some quotes from the sponsors and partners: ''Gasal was honoured to Sponsor Glow in the Dark event that was done by Stenden University Students to Best Buddies in order to engage students with special needs and create social awareness. It reflects Gasal's strong commitment to nurturing and supporting those less fortunate and helping them flourish, engage and grow. We would also like to thank the Event Management students at Stenden for organising this nice initiative.'' “We are very happy to be involved in this wonderful initiative, and to fully support the local community and the people in need. One of our main goals as a university is to educate and prepare socially responsible individuals, who can positively impact the overall development of society.” – Dr. Ivan Ninov, Executive Dean, Stenden University of Applied Science Qatar.

"We were honored to work with the girls from Best Buddies center and organize the Glow in the Dark event to make them feel special and provide them with an emotional experience. Thank you for letting us to see the world through your eyes."-  Triple A Management, students from Stenden University, part of the Event Management minor and organizers of Glow in the Dark event.