The Foreign Minister H E Dr Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah (centre) with ExxonMobil Qatar and Dhreima officials at the launch of the programme.
DOHA: In a new partnership, ExxonMobil Qatar will support students at Qatar Orphans Foundation (Dhreima) to attend a college or university and continue their education.
The partnership which provides QR365,000 to Dhreima’s College Funding Programme was announced during the awards ceremony of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2014, by Khalid Al Emadi, General Manager, Dhreima, and Bart Cahir, President and General Manager, ExxonMobil Qatar Inc.
The event was attended by the Foreign Minister H E Dr Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah, Nasser bin Ghanim Al Khelaifi, President of Qatar Tennis Federation, and Andrew Swiger, Senior Vice-President, Exxon Mobil Corporation.
“Our mission at Qatar Orphan Foundation is to provide children with proper nurturing and care,” said Al Emadi.
“We join forces with local partners to ensure that our children receive the attention and care they require to become well-rounded and civically responsible individuals, and we are delighted to find such a partner in ExxonMobil Qatar.
“The support the company is providing will allow our children to continue their higher education, and create a promising future for themselves,” Al Emadi added.
“Dhreima is a highly regarded national institution with an extremely important social development mission,” said Saleh Saad Al Mana, Vice-President and Director of Government and Public Affairs, ExxonMobil Qatar.
“We believe in providing opportunities for all members of the local community of which we are a part, particularly with regard to education, which is a top priority for us,” Al Mana added.
As part of the company’s ongoing efforts to make the most of its community outreach, ExxonMobil Qatar invited Dhreima children to attend matches at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2014 and take part in activities available through the company stand at the tournament’s Public Village.
Children also joined young local tennis enthusiasts and budding tennis players to take part in a youth tennis clinic during the tournament at Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex.