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QATAR Foundation's (QF) Pre-University Education (PUE) has successfully concluded its first-ever Education City Summer Camp.
The camp, which took place from July 2 to 27, was held in the state-of-the-art Awsaj Academy in Education City. Bringing together nearly 150 schoolchildren from across the country, learners took part in a range of fun academic, vocational and recreational activities.
The Education City Summer Camp was sponsored by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, Qatar Petroleum and Woqod.
Buthaina Ali al Nuaimi, President of PUE, QF, said:"We, at PUE, strive to deliver unique learning experiences that are specially designed to equip young people with the knowledge, confidence and skills they need to excel personally and academically. Our inaugural summer camp was a tangible demonstration of this commitment, and we are delighted with the incredible success and impact it has had on each and every one of the participants."
Camp activities included foreign language courses offered by Hamad Bin Khalifa University's (HBKU) Translation and Interpreting Institute (TII); equestrian activities organised by Al Shaqab; and an introduction to falconry by the Al-Gannas Society.
Abeer al Khalifa, Director of Academic Affairs, PUE, said:"Our summer camp is open to boys and girls between 6 and 17 years of age, offering a wide range of interactive activities that cater to the individual needs of each participant. Whether through painting classes, photography workshops, museum visits, or horse-riding sessions, we made sure there was something for everyone at the camp."
"At the closing ceremony, we were absolutely delighted to see such joy and enthusiasm from the students, parents, partners, sponsors and everyone involved. After such wonderful feedback, we are already looking forward to hosting next years' summer camp; there are no limits as to how this initiative may evolve in the future," Khalifa added.
Sheikh Faleh al Thani, a parent of one of the participants, said:"As parents, we are thrilled to see our children taking part in the Education City Summer Camp. It's very diverse and has many engaging activities. It has boosted our children's confidence; the whole experience was very inspiring. My children made new friends and met other young people. As a family, we are happy to have been a part of it."
Mira al Jufairi, a 10-year-old participant at the camp, said:"This was the best summer camp I have ever been to. There were so many activities, and I particularly enjoyed playing football as I got to learn new skills. I highly recommend this camp to others and I will definitely come back next year."
The Education City Summer Camp was organised in partnership with a number of local institutions, including the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, Weill Cornell Medicine Qatar, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Msheireb Museums, Mad Science, Doha Film Institute, the Visual Art Center, QSports and the Adventure Rooms.