Qatar Football AssociationCSR
19.11.2021 22:16 in :

The Qatar Football Association (QFA) is continuing with its promotional campaign to support our national team in the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 by visiting several Qatari schools. The campaign, which started last week has received a great acceptance and response from the students, and the educational sector in general. During the second round of school visits, Khaled Mubarak Al-Kuwari, Director of Marketing and Communications Department at the QFA, visited Al-Hedaya Schools for People with Special Needs and Taiba Primary School.

The aim of the school visits is to encourage fans to support Al Annabi at the FIFA Arab Cup, which will be hosted in Doha from November 30 to December 18, by inviting students to attend matches in a way that does not conflict with exam times, to maintain communication with schools and to strengthen cooperation between the QFA and educational institutions. The QFA’s approach presents a model for the ideal relationship between sports federations and educational institutions in the country.

The school visits are being held as we approach the opening day of the FIFA Arab Cup, which will begin with our national team’s Group A game against Bahrain on November 30 at Al Bayt Stadium. The other teams in the group are Oman and Iraq. Qatar will face Oman on December 3 at Al Thumama Stadium and then Iraq in the final group fixture on Monday, December 6 at Al Bayt Stadium.

The selection of Al-Hedaya School is an affirmation that our children with special needs are an integral part of Qatari society. Such events and activities undoubtedly have a great impact in bringing joy and pleasure to this group of children who are dear to our hearts. It also shows that we pay great care and attention towards them. Moreover, their presence in stadiums to support Al-Annabi and to celebrate the atmosphere of football, is what we aim at achieving, in order to effectively empower them in society.

Both of the school visits found a good resonance with teachers, and male and female students. The QFA representatives were given an excellent reception from school officials, and the students took photos with them. Everyone was invited to attend the national team’s games, and the students were also given an introduction on the players in the national team, the tournament format and the number of participating teams. The visit left a wonderful impression on the students, adding to the depth of the QFA’s relationship with educational institutions in the country.

These activities and events, that strengthen the cooperation between the QFA and schools, and the regular communication with the educational sector comes within the framework of the QFA’s vision on social responsibility.

They showcase the QFA’s commitment to its partnership with ministries, authorities and civil society institutions, which is at the heart of its work to bring football to all segments of society, especially children, who are among the most important target groups in all activities. The QFA aims to be a federation that is a model of leadership and creativity in the field of social work, and strives to reinforce this with its role in the local community, by motivating all segments of society to participate in the most popular game in the world.