Qatar Football AssociationNews
15.09.2013 12:26 in :

DOHA: The Qatar Football Association (QFA) celebrated students’ return to the new school year under the QFA’s Back-to-School theme at Lagoona and Landmark Malls by welcoming huge crowds over the weekend.

Hundreds of students and families gathered around QFA’s stands to collect their gifts ahead of the new school year.

QFA distributed fun back-to-school supplies to motivate students about the start of the new academic year.

QFA’s 2013/2014 sports season focuses heavily on social responsibility programmes and events for the different communities in Qatar.

Khalid Al Kuwari, Director of Marketing and Communications in QFA, said: “We are very happy to share this moment with enthusiastic school children who are eager about going back to school. QFA values education and truly believes that it’s mandatory and is the number one factor to every child’s prosperous future. This social responsibility event is another example that demonstrates QFA’s commitment to developing the community as a whole.”

He added: “Many of QFA’s social responsibility initiatives focus closely on schools and students as it is a tool for QFA to educate students about football in Qatar and how to lead a healthier lifestyle.”

Al Kuwari added: “We are targeting many schools across the country this year and will focus on Qatari and International schools.”

Mohammed Al Museifry, parent of a student said: “My children were happy with the gifts QFA distributed at Landmark in celebration of the start of the new school year. It’s a lovely thing to see a smile on our children’s faces as they collected their gifts.”

Um Faisal, mother of two students said: “I came into the mall to buy school supplies for the kids and was surprised to see that QFA is distributing school supplies. We thank them for the gifts.”

Student Ahmed Al Kubaisy said: “We loved the gifts we got. I even took some for my siblings.”

Another student Sultan Al Mannai said: “We all know that QFA has many events that focus on social responsibility and I personally follow all of QFA’s events seeing that I work in a local club. This specific event shows how QFA interacts with the community on a personal level by catering to the community’s needs.”