University of Doha for Science and Technology (UDST) organizing a welcoming ceremony for the Palestinian students from Al-Fakhoora a program of Education Above All Foundation it recently admitted due to the disruption of their academic pursuits by the crisis in Gaza. In collaboration with Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, through the Al Fakhoora Programme, and with the support from the General Directorate of Endowments which commit to support the Palestinian from Gaza who have been disconnected from their higher education study, UDST is providing these students with an invaluable opportunity to continue their education in Qatar’s leading applied university.
The Palestinian students were warmly welcomed by Dr. Salem Al-Naemi, President of UDST, Mr. Fahad Al-Sulaiti, CEO of Education Above All Foundation and Dr. Sheikh Khaled Al-Thani, Director General of the General Directorate of Endowments, Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs, who demonstrated their support to the students, ensuring that they felt at ease as they embarked on this new journey.
The University's own Qatari Club and Palestinian Club played a pivotal role in extending a heartfelt reception to the newcomers. Expressing their solidarity, the members of these clubs wished the students success throughout their university life and pledged their unwavering support and guidance.
Dr. Salem AlNaemi, President of UDST, expressed his delight at the admission of these students, stating: “UDST stands in unity with the youth and the entire nation of Palestine. Education is an unquestionable right, and it's imperative to ensure access to education and support students during times of crisis. We are honored to welcome these students and provide them with the tools they need to build successful careers. We also wish to thank Education Above All Foundation and the Al Fakhoora Programme for this important initiative.”
The collaboration between UDST and EAA Foundation underscores the commitment to fostering inclusivity and providing educational opportunities to those facing adversity.
Mr. Talal Alhathal, Executive Director of Al-Fakhoora a program of Education Above All Foundation expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration, stating:
"It is our honor to partner with the University of Doha for Science and Technology in providing educational opportunities for Palestinian students affected by the crisis in Gaza. We firmly believe in the power of education to transform lives, and through this collaboration, we are committed to enabling these young men and women to continue their academic journeys, equipping them with the tools and knowledge necessary to build a better future for themselves and their communities."
His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al Thani, Director General of the General Endowment Administration at the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, affirmed that the scholarship program is in collaboration and partnership with the Education Above All Foundation and partner universities. The initiative aims to support students who have discontinued their studies and to overcome obstacles for them to complete their educational journey in the State of Qatar through partner universities. This will significantly impact their future lives when they return to their countries and contribute to building their community through their academic achievements. Today, we welcome a number of students from beloved Palestine to join the program under the scholarship program in partnership with the Doha University for Science and Technology, ensuring they receive full care until their graduation and attainment of the university degree they aspire for.
The newly admitted students will have the opportunity to join UDST's wide range of programs, spanning engineering, IT, business, and health sciences. This diverse academic environment aims to empower them with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in their chosen fields.
UDST firmly believes that equipping these young men and women with a solid academic foundation will provide them with professional success and a promising future.