HE Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation (QF), and Sheikh Sauod Bin Nasser Al Thani, Group Chief Executive Officer of Ooredoo Group, signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see the two entities working together to benefit young people and communities around the world.
By leveraging their joint resources, the two organisations will support development programmes for young people and offer workshops and initiatives to drive youth enterprise in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia.
QF and Ooredoo Group will deploy QF’s research and development resources and Ooredoo’s international network of young consumers, to develop original content and new digital experiences focused on the next generation, aimed at engaging and deploying young Qatari leaders to make a global impact.
Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani said that they are committed to providing students with the knowledge, confidence, and skills they need to grow as global citizens.
Young people need to be engaged, equipped, and empowered, and this collaboration will serve as a platform to provide additional learning and internship opportunities, as well as real-world work experiences, to the men and women at Education City. This in turn will help create a highly competent and diverse workforce that is fully supported to serve the needs of our country and beyond.’
As part of the agreement, Ooredoo Group will offer internships to QF university students, providing qualified students with exciting opportunities in relevant departments at Ooredoo Group. Together, the entities will also champion a range of business and entrepreneurship competitions, workshops, and events driven or initiated by young people. The Ooredoo community will also be provided with access to QF institutions to engage in volunteer opportunities, while encouraging Education City students to actively participate.
Sheikh Sauod Bin Nasser Al Thani said that the ‘visionary’ collaboration brings together two leading organisations to inspire communities around the world. He said that their partnership with QF will give them access to data and studies that will enable them to cater to 160 million customers.
Complementing the mobile and business services we offer in different markets, Ooredoo continues to look for opportunities to enrich people’s digital lives in their communities. This collaboration will help us further enhance the data experience for consumers and businesses alike and offer them innovative content and the latest technologies based on their needs.’
The MoU will see relevant Ooredoo executive committee members and other officials participate in future engagements across QF campuses and schools. The partnership will also support to better understand Ooredoo markets and customers, as well as leverage expertise to assist Ooredoo with policy development.