Posted on December 20, 2017

Qatar Foundation’s (QF’s) 2017 National Day celebrations at Darb Al-Saai have come to a close. The tent, which played host to a range of fun and educational activities, welcomed over 106,500 people during the 12 days of festivities.

Mrs. Mayan Zebeib, Chief Communications Officer, QF, said: “We are proud to celebrate the achievements and momentous milestones of Qatar Foundation, alongside Qatar’s accomplishments as a whole. Qatar National Day also represents an opportunity to look ahead to the future, and, this year, the tent embodied the colors of the Qatari flag to highlight our commitment to supporting this great country on its journey to becoming a diversified and sustainable economy. “Our activities were divided across our four mission areas of Pre-University Education, Higher Education, Science and Research, and Community Development. Bringing together a number of different initiatives, members, and centers under the QF umbrella, we wanted to show how we, as one organization, are working towards advancing this wonderful nation, ” Mrs.  Zebeib concluded.  

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Some of QF’s activities this year included interactive games based on Siraj, a 3D educational TV series that aims to instill a love of the Arabic language, and the popular National Reading Campaign, which promotes a passion for reading among young people. Other activities organized by QF entities and projects included a newsroom studio hosted by Northwestern University in Qatar, an exhibition and a selection of games presented by Stars of Science, a 3D printer provided by Hamad Bin Khalifa University, and a nomination wall as part of QF’s Akhlaquna initiative.

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