Original Source: www.thepeninsulaqatar.com. June 7, 2011
DOHA: To support students to study part-time courses at universities of the Qatar Foundation, a two-day fundraiser was held at the Education City.The event, organised by a group of independent students, was designed in two categories to exhibit Qatar’s traditional practices and have various stalls to sell products.
“In this two-day event we aimed to raise funds to help some students to follow part time courses available in the Education City,” said Faizal Al Mohhanadi, one of the student organisers of the event.Al Mohhanadi, an employ of the Qatar Foundation and a part time student of the Community College of Qatar along with a group of students within and outside the Education City has organised the event.
“This is a very good attempt; we came here to support Faizal and the other students. This is an impressive beginning and I hope it will continue in future,” said Noor Naimi, Head of National Development Department, Qatar Foundation.
‘Our identity: Traditional exhibition to celebrate the identity,’ which was held on Sunday showcased many practices and traditions of the Qatari life style. A total of 14 companies and individuals had stalls, which attracted many people.The whole fundraiser was sponsored by the Queens Dream Saloon, which has a stall especially deigned to attract visitors for nail and temporary tattoo designs. “We received large number of visitors. This is a good and successful event,” said a representative of the Queens Dream Saloon.
While, every participating stall had different items to be sold such as accessories, abayas, Jalabiya, handbags and cosmetics.“I heard about this event from a friend and decided to join. This is a very excellent programe,” said Sumaiah Abdul Malik, who had a stall selling sweets. The Vodafone’s Al Johara sales team stall was a also a major attraction of the fundraiser programme held to support students.