Qatar University (QU) inaugurated its new Early Childhood Center building with a modern and innovative design that can provide advanced services in the fields of research, education and training. The construction was sponsored by LNG Japan and facilitated by Qatargas and the Embassy of Japan in Qatar.

The state-of-the-art building spreads across 30,494 square metres that holds seven classrooms for 140 children, equipped with all the necessary facilities. The building also houses a library, an indoor game court, a gym, a multi-purpose room, an outdoor playground and a nurse room. The building has a dedicated space for research, and training halls equipped with the latest technologies and research offices.

During the opening, Dr Hassan bin Rashid Al-Derham, President of Qatar University, said that the establishment of the educational facility is aligned with their vision to promote quality educational programmes for early childhood learning.

As part of QU’s mission to support scientific research, the centre provides many research services focused on early childhood learning. The centre is committed to offer bespoke training and professional development for teachers, families and workers in this field.’

HE Seiichi Otsuka, Ambassador of Japan to Qatar, said that in his country, there are not many kindergartens and pre-schools with abundant staff and facilities.

… But nowadays people understand the importance and significance of children’s education. I would like to seize this opportunity to emphasise the necessity of promoting bilateral cooperation in the education field, as the education authorities of both our countries are expected to conclude an agreement to dispatch Japanese teachers to Qatari schools.’

Norikazu Onishi, LNG Japan Chairman said he believes that the landmark educational institution will help in the development of Qatari children, and play a crucial role in achieving Qatar National Vision 2030.

The Early Childhood Center aims to be a leading model for quality early childhood education programmes in the region. For more information, visit their page through this link.