Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al-Thani, Founder and Chairperson of Teach For Qatar, and Mr. Ali Ahmed Al-Kuwari, Chief Executive Officer of Qatar National Bank (QNB), recently met to formalize a partnership between the two organizations.
QNB joins Teach For Qatar as its newest supporting partner as both parties share a commitment towards advancing education in Qatar, by contributing to the development of the local independent school system.
As a result of the agreement QNB’s CEO will now hold a seat on the Teach For Qatar Board of Directors. Additionally, QNB will endorse Teach For Qatar’s mission and vision through funding and networking opportunities. QNB will also support the Teach For Qatar secondment program by offering its employees the opportunity to join the Teach For Qatar Fellowship. A two-year teaching and leadership development program that places novice teachers in local independent schools full-time for an opportunity to inspire the next generation of leaders from inside the classroom.
Commenting on the partnership, Mohammed Fakhroo, CEO of Teach for Qatar, said, “We are delighted to welcome QNB as our newest partner and we greatly appreciate their support of our mission. We also look forward to welcoming their team members into our next cohort through our secondment program, which is a unique opportunity for QNB employees to enhance their leadership skills while contributing to the learning and development of our nation’s future leaders.”
Mr. Ali Al-Kuwari of QNB, added, “As the country’s first Qatari-owned commercial bank, and a leading financial institution in the Middle East and North African Region, we have an obligation to give back to the community, and we are delighted to join Teach For Qatar in its efforts to improve the local education sector, in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030.”