Qatar Airways Captain Al Yafei Abdulaziz helped ‘take off’ the celebration of International Youth Day recently at KidzMondo Doha located in the Mall of Qatar – with the aid of two ‘aspiring’ pilots.  

International Youth Day 2017 is dedicated to celebrating young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and transformation, and to sustainable peace. The annual event was initiated by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999 and celebrated every 12 August.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said that Qatar Airways is very pleased to support International Youth Day through their partnership with KidzMondo Doha.

We know how important it is to help inspire and motivate the younger generation to be active members of society, to play their part to make the world a better place.

Children and young people love flying with Qatar Airways, and many would like to have a career in the airline industry. Through our partnership with KidzMondo Doha, we aim to inspire children to be part of our amazing success story, promote a sense of patriotism and national pride, and connect with them in a fun and engaging way.’

KidzMondo General Manager Dr Eman Baker Abu El Hawa said that they are pleased to welcome Qatar Airways to the indoor theme park to celebrate International Youth Day.

Through our partnership with Qatar Airways, we have been able to provide a well-rounded understanding of how a world-class airline works, and the opportunities it can offer Kidizens by providing them the opportunity to enact their preferred roles, with the help of a specially-adapted aircraft. Our highly interactive, small-scale city is self-sufficient and dynamic. It allows us to witness first-hand how we inspire the passion for fun-learning, which we at KidzMondo Doha are very proud of.’

Qatari Captain Al Yafei Abdulaziz from the airline’s Airbus A320 fleet was joined by two eight-year-old kids Maryam Mahasneh and Bader Albanna. Both were dressed in the same uniforms proudly worn by the airline’s pilots and cabin crew to mark the start of local celebrations for the UN-inspired International Youth Day.

Qatar Airways is the Official Airline partner of KidzMondo Qatar. An inspiring partnership between the airline and KidzMondo Doha took off earlier this year when the national carrier joined forces to offer children a dynamic and fun introduction to their preferred roles as pilots, cabin crew or passengers. The aim is to enable them to understand the exciting jobs and careers available to them within the world-class airline, inside Qatar’s one-of-a-kind edutainment city.

KidzMondo Doha’s indoor ‘edutainment’ theme park offers children realistic role-playing activities. The entertainment park, complete with its own economy and currency, has been designed to educate children by developing their cognitive, emotional, psychomotor and social abilities through exciting activities. The aim is to prepare children to become well-versed citizens.

Celebrating 20 years of flying, Qatar Airways is one of the fastest-growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world, with 200 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents.

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