Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar) hosted an entertaining and educational booth as part of their participation in this year’s Darb Al Saai festivities in celebration of Qatar National Day. 

VCUarts Qatar QND 2019 VCUarts Qatar QND 2019 The booth featured a pixel art project that children and parents enjoyed in large numbers. The pixel art pieces were joined together on a larger board, and formed a beautiful supersized image of His Highness the Amir.

According to Amir Berbic, it was important to them at VCUarts Qatar to be there with the community to celebrate Qatar, and to meet and have fun with kids, students and parents by participating in a creative activity and creating something amazing together.

As always, the Darb Al Saai activities took place in an environment full of patriotism and pride under a slogan of this year’s celebration ‘Al Maali Kaydah’, which means the path of excellence is arduous, taken from the poetry of the founder of Qatar, Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed bin Thani.

The activities aimed to promote loyalty, solidarity, unity and pride in the Qatari national identity.

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