Doha College has signed an agreement with HE Sheikh Khalid Bin Hamad Bin Abdullah Al Thani, securing a long term lease on land that will allow the College to build a new campus.
The new Doha College Campus will be located in Abu Hamour and will offer additional places for primary and secondary school children when the new campus opens in September 2016.
On occasion of the signing of the lease, HE Sheikh Khalid said:
I am honoured to support education within Qatar and to help Doha College achieve Qatar’s 2030 Vision through human development. I am excited to watch Doha College’s New Campus grow and I would encourage the whole community to support education within Qatar.’
Graeme Bolton, Chairman of the Board of Governors at Doha College, said:
The Governors are extremely grateful to HE Sheikh Khalid for supporting Doha College’s plans. This land and the new campus are part of the College’s long term strategic vision to be recognised as one of the leading international schools in the world.’
Principal of Doha College, Mark Leppard, said:
Educational places within Qatar are stretched, and increasingly companies are advising us that finding school places for their staff is a significant barrier to the company’s growth. Securing this land for our New Campus will help to solve this problem. However we are a not-for-profit school and all of our profits are used to increase the education of the children. To build and equip this New Campus we will need to fundraise and we hope companies and the community within Qatar will support us through sponsorship and our debenture or secured school places programme.’