Education Above All to provide over 300 scholarships for Palestinian youth

Education Above All to provide over 300 scholarships for Palestinian youth

By QLNews

Qatar has always maintained its strong support for the brotherly people of Palestine.

In addition to providing monetary aidrebuilding housesextending medical support, the country has also actively advocated for the Palestinian cause at various international gatherings.

Earlier this year, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani gave directives to provide a financial grant of $360 million to the residents of the Gaza Strip for the year 2021.

Now, Qatar has signed an agreement to support the education of Palestinian youth.

The Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), Education Above All Foundation (EAA), through Qatar Scholarship Program, locked a new cooperation deal with Bard College to set up a joint scholarship program at Al-Quds Bard College for the Arts and Sciences (AQB) in Abu Dis, Palestine.

The program will grant scholarships to disadvantaged youth and in-service teachers.

Due to begin in Spring 2021, the new program will provide as many as 339 scholarships over the next eight years.

The program will entail a thorough liberal arts education coupled with student support services and civic engagement opportunities for underprivileged Palestinian youth and in-service teachers.

Students will have the opportunity to join different events including conferences and workshops. They will also be able to work with Qatari educational organizations under the program.

Some of the most talented students will be picked to study abroad in Qatar.

The majority of scholarships will be granted to students in the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program at AQB.

The AQB MAT, modeled after Bard College's signature MAT program, offers dual-degrees from Bard College and Al-Quds University.

Undergraduate scholarships include dual-degrees in the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and practicing arts.

Director of EAA's Al Fakhoora program, Talal Al Hothal commented, "Education is an enabling right that supports all other human rights. At a time of global economic uncertainty, education gives our youth hope to create their own future and work for a better, safer world.”

“We are delighted to partner with the prestigious Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Sciences to support talented bachelor and graduate degree students from marginalized communities and backgrounds to access quality education, supported by student services and empowered by the skills necessary to become engaged, productive, inspirational citizens who can adapt and excel in their challenging environments,” he added.

---

Make sure to check out our social media to keep track of the latest content.

Instagram - @qatarliving

Twitter - @qatarliving

Facebook - Qatar Living

YouTube qatarlivingofficial

Cover Image Credit:  Twitter/@qatar_fund
COVID-19 Banner
Log in or register to post comments

More from Qatar Living

Kids to be allowed in malls, food courts to open in second phase of lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in Qatar

Kids to be allowed in malls, food courts to open in second phase of lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in Qatar

Children under 12 years of age will be permitted to enter malls starting Friday, June 18, 2021, under the second phase of the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in Qatar.
The slogan of ‘Qatar National Day 2021’ announced: Organizing Committee

The slogan of ‘Qatar National Day 2021’ announced: Organizing Committee

Qatar National Day (QND), one of the most special occasions in the country, celebrated with immense national pride and unmatched zeal by citizens and residents alike.
Stadiums to provide platform for exciting atmosphere at FIFA Arab Cup 2021 qualifiers

Stadiums to provide platform for exciting atmosphere at FIFA Arab Cup 2021 qualifiers

Fourteen Arab nations will contest play-off matches as they seek to qualify for the FIFA Arab Cup 2021, which will take place in Qatar later this year.
WATCH: NMoQ has unveiled first natural history exhibition on the dugong

WATCH: NMoQ has unveiled first natural history exhibition on the dugong

NMoQ unveiled Seagrass Tales, Dugong Trails, a special exhibition on the dugong (baqarat albahr), the shy marine mammal that has inhabited the waters surrounding Qatar's peninsula for more than 7,500 years.
WATCH: QL Exclusive: An interview with Qatar-based fashion photographer Rafid Alloh

WATCH: QL Exclusive: An interview with Qatar-based fashion photographer Rafid Alloh

The Palestinian- Lebanese fashion photographer, who is based in Qatar, was recently featured as the best photographer on Instagram by Fashion Trust Arabia.
WATCH: A guide to countries you can visit for your long-awaited break

WATCH: A guide to countries you can visit for your long-awaited break

From relaxing beach escapes to hiking in the mountains, citizens and residents of Qatar now have options when it comes to international travel. 
WATCH: HH the Amir speaks at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021

WATCH: HH the Amir speaks at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021

HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani participated in the discussion session at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021 via video conferencing yesterday.
WATCH: An in-depth look into the history of the Land Cruiser as Toyota takes the wrap off the flagship SUV’s 2022 model

WATCH: An in-depth look into the history of the Land Cruiser as Toyota takes the wrap off the flagship SUV’s 2022 model

With the much-awaited reveal of Toyota’s flagship SUV, The Land Cruiser 2022, Qatar Living Motors decided to dig deeper into the history of one of the most loved SUVs in the country and the region.