CITY LIFE – DOHA DIARY, JULY-AUGUST 2017

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Tamim Al Majd

Community College of Qatar brought together hundreds of students who stood stand side-by-side and rearranged themselves to create the iconic image of HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on a giant 45 metre square canvas, to show their love and appreciation for the Emir.


Lend a helping PAW

Popular animal rescue and shelter PAWS is holding their annual black tie ball to raise funds to support the homeless and rescued animals of Doha for the second year running, following a successful event last year that saw more than 150 guests come together for the strays of Doha. To be held in the Grand Ballroom at the Grand Hyatt Doha, the fabulous night will feature a delicious 3-course meal, live music and a DJ, and a silent auction and raffle prizes. The theme this year is ‘Glitz ‘n Glam’, and guests are encouraged to show up in sparkles, glitter and feathers, and get dressed up to raise money for a good cause.


QNL donates books to refugee camp

Qatar National Library (QNL), in collaboration with Qatar Charity, recently donated a collection of books to the ‘We Are Here – Community Centre’. The project, organized by the InterEuropean Human Aid Association, is based at the Nea Kavala refugee camp in Greece. The collection includes 328 children’s books and 110 adults’ books in both Arabic and English. The donation aims to support the center in its goal to provide a platform of support, solidarity, and normality for the 800 Syrian refugees in the camp, 50% of whom are children. The books will also be used as an educational tool to aid the center in their weekly language classes.


Forging a career path

Qatar Career Development Center (QCDC) concluded the fourth edition of its Summer Career Camp, with 55 secondary school students taking part.

The two-week camp featured a variety of activities and educational programs, as well as stimulating workshops that offered practical skills and knowledge to help inspire students as they plan their future academic and career paths. A large number of Qatari students participated in the camp, which included site visits to leading organizations in Qatar such as Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar Tourism Authority, Msheireb Museums, Qatar Development Bank, and Qatar Business Incubation Center. These visits offered a glimpse into different professions, and taught students about the career opportunities available at each organization. Students also participated in a number of workshops delivered by the organizations to help them match their abilities and skills with a variety of career choices.