Qur’anic Botanic Garden (QBG) recently celebrated Qatar Environment Day 2017 by planting Sidra and Ghaf trees in Education City. Held as part of its year-round ‘Ghars’ campaign, a number of senior Qatar Foundation officials, along with dozens of QF and independent school students, participated.

Machaille Al Naimi, President of Community Development, QF, and Fatma Saleh Al Khulaifi, Project Manager, QBG, took part in the tree planting event. They were joined by Dr Abdul Ghafour Al Heeti, Director, Qatar Music Academy, and Buthaina Al Nuaimi, President of Pre-University Education, QF.

Machaille Al Naimi said that the Qur’anic Botanic Garden’s ‘Ghars’ campaign is a wonderful initiative as it serves as a platform to demonstrate the centre’s dedication to promoting sustainable development, and to highlighting the importance of environmental responsibility, especially among young people. She said that she was happy to see nearly 50 children from across the country plant trees in Education City.

Students from Qatar Academy Doha, Qatar Academy Wakra, Qatar Academy Sidra, Qatar Academy Msheireb, Awsaj Academy, and Qatar Leadership Academy took part in the initiative, while students from Hassan Bin Thabit Secondary Independent School for Boys, Ali Bin Jassim Bin Mohammed Al Thani Secondary Independent School for Boys, Ibn Khaldoun Preparatory Independent School for Boys, and the Nomas Centre also participated.

Fatma Saleh Al-Khulaifi reiterated QBG’s commitment to raising community awareness around the importance of trees, especially in dry-land environments through its ‘Ghars’ campaign, which was launched in 2011. She said that she was pleased to see students and QF officials planting trees together.

QBG, a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, aims to encourage social engagement and strengthen agricultural awareness in Qatar, supporting QF’s commitment to promoting environmental sustainability within the wider community.

Visit qf.org.qa for more information on the ‘Ghars’ campaign.