Qatar Foundation’s (QF) Pre-University Education (PUE) has successfully concluded its first-ever Education City Summer Camp.
The camp, which took place from 2 – 27 July, was held in Awsaj Academy in Education City. Bringing together nearly 150 schoolchildren from across the country, learners took part in a range of fun academic, vocational, and recreational activities. The Education City Summer Camp was sponsored by the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, Qatar Petroleum, and Woqod.
QF PUE President Buthaina Ali Al Nuaimi said that the inaugural summer camp was a tangible demonstration of their commitment to delivering unique learning experiences to young people. She said that they are delighted with the incredible success and impact it has had on each and every one of the participants.
Camp activities included foreign language courses offered by Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s (HBKU) Translation and Interpreting Institute (TII); equestrian activities organised by Al Shaqab; and an introduction to falconry by the Al-Gannas Society.
PUE Director of Academic Affairs Abeer Al Khalifa said that the summer camp which was open to boys and girls between 6 and 17 years old, offered a wide range of interactive activities for each participant. Whether through painting classes, photography workshops, museum visits, or horse-riding sessions, she said that they made sure there was something for everyone at the camp.
At the closing ceremony, we were absolutely delighted to see such joy and enthusiasm from the students, parents, partners, sponsors, and everyone involved. After such wonderful feedback, we are already looking forward to hosting next years’ Summer Camp; there are no limits as to how this initiative may evolve in the future.’
Sheikh Faleh Al Thani, a parent of one the participants, commented that as parents, they are thrilled to see the children taking part in the Education City Summer Camp.
It’s very diverse and has many engaging activities. It has boosted our children’s confidence; the whole experience was very inspiring. My children made new friends and met other young people. As a family, we are happy to have been a part of it.’
Mira Al Jufairi, a ten-year-old participant, said that it was the best summer camp.
There were so many activities, and I particularly enjoyed playing football as I got to learn new skills. I highly recommend this camp to others and I will definitely come back next year.’
The Education City Summer Camp was organised in partnership with a number of local institutions, including the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Msheireb Museums, Mad Science, Doha Film Institute, the Visual Art Centre, QSports, and the Adventure Rooms.
For more information, visit the Qatar Foundation website through this link.