Qatar Football AssociationCSR
08.09.2022 6:38 in :

DOHA: The Qatar Football Association (QFA) celebrated “Back to School” event as part of its social responsibility program for the 2022-2023 football season by visiting the Shafallah Center for Children with Special Needs, the Al Noor Institute for the Blind and the Indian School 2.

The QFA delegation included Mr. Ali Hassan Al-Salat, Head of the Media Department of QFA, Abdul Rahman Al-Abdul-Jabbar, Muhammad Hashem and Ms.Noura Al-Shamrani, representatives of the Marketing and Communication Department of QFA.

The celebration of schools welcoming back students after the summer break is a long tradition widely practised in Qatar. The QFA takes an active part in such activities to create leadership among students and teach them community values.

The visit of the QFA delegation found a good echo among the family members of the schools and the selected centres, including teachers, and male and female students, especially since this visit bears a unique character of being with our children with special needs.

The QFA has solid and constructive partnerships with many civil society institutions and relevant authorities. This celebration is the fruit of a longstanding affiliation with the Shafallah Center and the Al-Noor Institute for the Blind.

During the recent visits, gifts, including school bags, were distributed to male and female students while QFA officials talked about the national team’s preparation for the 2022 World Cup.

On this occasion, Khaled Mubarak Al-Kuwari, Director of Marketing and Communications at QFA said: “In the beginning, we wish our students a distinguished school season and continued success in their academic achievement this year. We hope that their results will be positive, God willing. During the last period, we coordinated with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education to celebrate the students’ return to school. A group of schools was chosen, which is an opportunity to celebrate with them their return to school and the start of the new school year.”

He explained: “People with special needs are an integral part of the Qatari society, and there is no doubt that such events and activities have a significant and great impact in bringing joy and pleasure into the conscience of this group dear to all of our hearts.”

Al-Kuwari added: “One of the activities celebrating the students’ return to school was encouraging them to attend the matches of our national team in the 2022 World Cup, and urging them to purchase tickets – for those who did not receive them – and their presence would be influential in the stadium, especially those who obtained tickets.”

Al-Kuwari concluded: “This event comes within the framework of the community programs carried out by the Qatar Football Association in the community, especially with schools, and to activate the “Friends of the QFA” program in schools, and to promote permanent communication with schools that continues throughout the year. We have many activities which we will carry out soon.”