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Wednesday, 06 July 2022 03:53 GMT

Qatar Foundation, QFCA in pact to empower youth

(MENAFN- Gulf Times) Qatar Foundation (QF) and Qatar Financial Centre Authority (QFCA), have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will help provide unique learning opportunities to empower young people in Qatar.
QF acting CEO and CEO's Office executive director Omran al-Kuwari and QFCA CEO Yousuf Mohamed al-Jaida were the signatories.
The agreement aims to offer a holistic framework in line with developing lifelong learning opportunities for Qatar's youth part of QF's overarching ethos through the forging of ties between local entities.
As part of the collaboration, a series of competitions, workshops, and events pertaining to business and entrepreneurship activities will be offered to students at universities in Education City, alongside a number of volunteer opportunities. In addition, QFCA will provide a range of internships, and students will be encouraged to launch businesses through the entity.
HE Sheikha Hind bint Hamad al-Thani, vice chairperson and CEO of QF, said, 'At Qatar Foundation, we strive to equip young people with the knowledge, confidence, and skills they need to excel, personally and academically. We are therefore delighted to partner with Qatar Financial Centre Authority to provide additional learning opportunities to our students at Education City. Such valuable cross-sectoral collaborations will help to create a highly competent and diverse workforce that can serve the needs of our country and beyond.
Al-Jaida said, 'It is with a great sense of pride and honour that I announce a closer and stronger relationship between Qatar Foundation and the Qatar Financial Centre Authority. Qatar Foundation's belief and efforts towards making productive change in the region and establishing Qatar as a role model for the broader international community have been an inspiration to us all, and this MoU between two prominent Qatari entities reflects our commitment in investing in Qatar and its youth.
'A vital part of our strategy is to develop a world-class international financial services industry and business sector in Qatar.
This is consistent with the Human Development Pillar of Qatar National Vision 2030 and reflects our continuing commitment to contributing to the well-being of the local community. This collaboration will inevitably lead to a number of concrete initiatives, additional research, job opportunities, and improved skills to the benefit of all those concerned, he added.


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