Oxy Qatar donates 40 books to ASD

 13 Dec 2016 - 13:00

Oxy Qatar donates 40 books to ASD

The Peninsula

Occidental Petroleum of Qatar Ltd (Oxy Qatar) announced a donation of 40 books by the Qatari children’s author Maryam Al Subaiey, to The American School of Doha’s (ASD) Elementary Library. A book reading was held at the school with a special appearance from Al Subaiey. Written in both Arabic and English, Al Subaiey’s books highlight the Qatar Arab family and culture in a meaningful way and provide intercultural learning for the students.

Andrew H Kershaw, Oxy Qatar’s President and General Manager, assisted Al Subaiey during the book reading in the Elementary School Library. He said afterwards “Oxy Qatar is proud to dedicate these books to the school children of ASD.   In supporting Qatar’s 2030 National Vision, an important part of Oxy Qatar’s focus is to assist education as well as local arts and culture by enhancing awareness and access, particularly among young people”.

ASD Director Dr Tom Hawkins expressed his gratitude to Oxy Qatar for its generosity in providing these books and to Al Subaiey.  “We are thankful to Maryam and to Oxy Qatar for sponsoring this book donation here at ASD,” stated Dr Hawkins.  He added that “The American School of Doha thanks Oxy Qatar for being a continued sponsor of the school and its commitment in helping further the education of the students in our care.”

Al Subaiey said: “I am happy that I was able to produce those four books and present the children of Qatar with stories that they can learn from. Working together with Oxy in producing those books has been a great experience.”