Tribune News Network
As part of its corporate social responsibility activities, Al Rayyan International University College (ARIU) in partnership with the University of Derby, held a coastal clean-up of Gharyia Beach in Al Shamal.
The initiative aimed to spread awareness among Qatar’s residents and visitors of environmental protection and preservation of natural resources, to promote beautification of the coastal areas, and to reduce the amount of litter on Qatar’s beaches.
The event was organised in coordination with the Al Shamal Municipality, which provided additional support in the organisation of the clean-up.
Both students and staff at ARIU participated in the clean-up and used this great opportunity to socialise, contribute to the conservation of the environment, and have fun.
“Since we are the only higher education institution in Qatar specialised in offering academic programmes in tourism, hospitality, and international business, we are strongly committed to spreading awareness about environmental protection, and further enhancing the attractiveness of the tourist resources in the State of Qatar”, said Prof. Ivan Ninov, executive dean of ARIU in partnership with the University of Derby.
“Over the years, we have organised several beach clean-ups and hope to enthuse more citizens and residents to become involved in keeping Qatar’s beaches clean and preserve them for future use”, he added.