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The French Embassy, in association with Shafallah Centre for Persons with Disability, Doha Accueil the Francophone network, Lycée Voltaire School and Lycée Bonaparte School, carried out a beach cleaning drive at Al Wakra on March 18. More than 70 volunteers took part in the programme.

This event was organised as part of the embassy’s efforts to raise awareness of the importance of environmental protection. Ambassador of France to Qatar HE Jean-Baptiste Faivre and his wife Zakia Faivre, powered by Monoprix, led the participants to clean-up Al Wakra beach.

The ambassador thanked the participants, saying: “Environment protection is a top priority for France and that needs to be supported by concrete actions and awareness-raising operations in order to spread the message of the importance of taking care of our planet.”

HE Faivre added: “Today, the French Embassy is very happy to partner in this operation with Shafallah Centre, which is doing a tremendous job in the field of education for children with special needs. We also wanted, through this operation, to make their work better known to the wider audience.”

“I would like to particularly thank on this occasion the director of Al Wakra Municipality, Mohammed Hassan Al-Naimi, and his team for their continuous efforts and long-term collaboration with the French Embassy. We value the strategic partnership launched between us on environmental sustainability. Several events involving the community have taken place since 2016 and we are looking forward to develop this cooperation further.”

The beach cleaning initiative was preceded by a visit to the Sustainable Sea Walk for People with Special Needs and the Elderly that was inaugurated in 2022 by Al Wakra municipality to provide easy access to the beach to persons with reduced mobility.

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