Qatar Foundation school students raise over QR20mn to support Palestinians

Qatar Foundation school students raise over QR20mn to support Palestinians

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By QLNews

Qatar Foundation (QF) students, ever since the start of the attacks in Gaza, have been organising a host of activities to raise awareness about the atrocities and raise funds for the affected people.

So far, their hard work has helped raise QAR20.4 million as donations.

QF’s Pre-University Education President Abeer Al Khalifa said she was deeply moved and inspired by the student’s initiatives to help Palestinian people.

“Their drive to make a difference — through creative and compassionate efforts to collect donations — is a testament to the values we strive to instil through our educational system,” she said.

“These young individuals aren’t just students, they’re emerging leaders who embody empathy, global citizenship, and a profound sense of social responsibility. Their efforts, extending beyond the classroom, show education's role in developing caring and proactive individuals,” she added.

Al Khalifa said the solidarity and assistance shown by students indicate they are not merely gaining knowledge about global challenges but are also proactively engaging in actions to better the world.

“Their actions in supporting our brothers and sisters in Palestine show great compassion and global awareness. This shows our students are more than learners, they’re actively making a positive impact in the world, which makes me proud and underscores education's role in shaping change-makers.”

Here are some of the key initiatives and events organized by students from QF’s Pre-University Education schools for Palestine:

Pre-University Education:

* QF hosted a student-led exhibition displaying more than 100 art pieces highlighting Palestine’s rich cultural heritage.

* Students organized a unifying Qunoot prayer at Minaretein (Education City Mosque).

* Students from 10 QF schools came planted 50 olive trees, symbolizing their support and solidarity for Palestine.

Academyati

* Academyati students planted olive trees, representing the Palestinian people's steadfastness.

* Academiyati held a ‘Stand with Palestine’ event during Qatar National Day, raising QAR6,881 through various activities.

Awsaj Academy

* Awsaj Academy held a Qatar National Day fundraiser for the Al-Fakhoora school that was destroyed in Gaza, raising QAR41,336.

Qatar Academy Doha (QAD)

* QAD students organized a ‘Stand with Palestine’ friendly football match, gathering nearly QAR20 million in the process.

* QAD students organized a bake sale, uniting their community and raising QAR139,359.

* QAD students organised a ‘Qatar Academy Stands with Palestine’ event, aimed at increasing awareness about Palestinians and advocating their rights. They also planted an olive between its Primary and Middle school campuses.

* QAD hosted cultural events while teachers incorporated Palestine-related topics into their classroom lessons.

Qatar Academy Al Khor (QAK)

* QAK students hosted an ‘It Starts with a Step’ community event, combining physical activity and social engagement, raising QAR13,478 in the process.

* QAK’s primary students showed their empathy and support by writing short messages and prayers to their Palestinian brothers and sisters.

Qatar Academy Msheireb (QAM)

* The Grade 2 Market raised QAR11,697 through a sale of student-made products.

Qatar Academy Sidra (QAS)

* QAS Primary School hosted a ‘Palestine Day,’ featuring a student performance about Palestine in the school assembly, a bake sale, and Palestine-themed art class activities. They raised QAR33,871 in all.

* QAS Secondary School organized a Palestine-themed assembly and arranged a bake sale to raise funds.

Qatar Academy Wakra (QAW)

* QAW organized a fundraising initiative — One Body — and gathered QAR141,815 to support Palestine.

* QAW organized a peaceful march inside the school campus.

* QAW Secondary School organized a grand bake sale to sell food, drinks, and merchandise.

* Wrapping up a week of heritage celebrations, students performed ‘And the Impact Remains’, a play depicting Qatar’s history from pearl diving to modernization, intertwined with its solidarity towards Palestine.

Tariq Bin Ziad (TBZ) School

* TBZ initiated the ‘Palestine’s Duty’ campaign and raised QAR5,441 through donations.

* A school assembly was organized to support the Palestinian cause and pray for the Palestinian people.

* The school’s scout team participated in the Etaam initiative with a campaign called ‘Palestine in our hearts.’

Siraj

* An interactive fundraiser, ‘From Qatar to Palestine, the Siraj Initiative’, raised QAR32,085.

* Siraj’s team produced a short animated film about Palestine titled ‘Yassin’s Kite’, which highlighted aspects of Palestinian culture and its people.

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