29th May 2018

Qatar Foundation school graduation attended by number of VIPs

Doha, Qatar, May 23, 2018 – Qatar Academy Al Khor (QAK), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), celebrated the graduation of its second cohort for the year 2018 at the school’s campus in Al Khor.

Guest speaker for the event was Lulwah Rashid al-Khater, official spokesperson for Qatar's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The ceremony was also attended by a number of VIPs and senior QF officials including Mrs. Buthaina Al Nuaimi, President of Pre-University Education (PUE), as well as members of the Board of Trustees of QAK, parents of graduates, members of the administrative and academic staff of the academy, and the media.

The ceremony, which started with a recitation of verses from the Holy Qur’an, celebrated the graduation of eight students, including seven Qatari students. This was followed by an opening speech by Mrs. Aisha Al-Maqbali, QAK Director, who said: “I wish to assure you today that your future will be full of opportunities and achievements because you are fortunate to live in a distinguished golden age in our country, led by His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar. All you need to do is to increase your effort to achieve what you deserve and what our country deserves.”

Ms. Al-Khater also delivered a speech on the occasion, while both Mr. Frank Espacito, Senior School Principal and Mr. Emad Nasoura, coordinator of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program talked to the graduates and guests.

Class valedictorian Tuana Walid Al Haidari reflected upon his experience at QAK in his speech: “So here we are, standing at the doorstep of our future. It’s not as distant as it seemed a year ago, it’s our reality now. Our future begins today. Each of us holds a key to their own door. All that’s left is to find the one that has the matching lock. The most important thing is that we have a platform that will help us to travel our own path. Some of us will go to college, others may start working: we will all go our separate ways.”

The salutatorian, Tefla E. Al-Muhannadi, also spoke, saying: “These moments are happy ones, mixed with sorrow over saying goodbye to our study desks where we spent the best years, the cluster area and the playground. We will bid our teachers farewell, and move on to the next chapter, to a tomorrow we hope will be bright and beautiful in our much-loved country, Qatar.”

During the ceremony, the school’s administration distributed awards for Excellence in all disciplines.

Qatar Academy Al Khor was launched in 2008 to serve the needs of Qatar’s northern communities. The school started with only 147 students, and today has more than 950 students enrolled.


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Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) is a non-profit organization that supports Qatar on its journey to becoming a diversified and sustainable economy. QF strives to serve the people of Qatar and beyond by providing specialized programs across its innovation-focused ecosystem of education, science and research, and community development.

QF was founded in 1995 by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Father Emir, and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, who shared the vision to provide Qatar with quality education. Today, QF’s world-class education system offers lifelong learning opportunities to community members as young as six months through to doctoral level, enabling graduates to thrive in a global environment and contribute to the nation’s development.

QF is also creating a multidisciplinary innovation hub in Qatar, where homegrown researchers are working to address local and global challenges. By promoting a culture of lifelong learning and fostering social engagement through programs that embody Qatari culture, QF is committed to empowering the local community and contributing to a better world for all.

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