DOHA: The Social Development Center (SDC) held its second annual joint graduation ceremony under the theme ‘Enmaa 2014,’ in collaboration with ExxonMobil Qatar.
A total of 182 students were awarded diplomas for completing the First Step, Badr.Winta Gadr, and Qatar International Beauty Academy (Tajmeel) programmes.
The event was held at Qatar National Convention Centre, attended by Muneera Almisned, Chairperson, Qatar Foundation for Social work, Amal Al Mannai, Executive Director, SDC, and Alistair Routledge, Vice-President, Production, ExxonMobil Qatar Inc., VIPs, renowned figures in Qatari society, graduates and their families.
Al Mannai said, “Today marks the outcome of 16 years of experience at SDC. At this time we commemorate the continuing development of our country’s youth and their achievements as they proceed towards using their experiences to contribute to the employment sector in Qatar.
“We are proud of our graduates and their ambition to contribute to building this great nation and adding to its security and social stability.
“We are also proud of their awareness of the importance of the fast-paced work environment and their zeal to work hard to improve the quality of life.”
A documentary on the journey of the students through the SDC programmes was shown.
The Badr programme offers services to help families and individuals fulfil their projects, ensuring that they become self-reliant through programmes, including financial support systems, training and rehabilitation courses, marketing support, management consultancy, and incubation services, as well as motivational incentives such as nomination for the Reyada Awards for Qatari Entrepreneurs. This year Badr graduated 10 students from the programme. Tajmeel is Qatar’s first educational establishment, providing high quality training and international qualifications in the hair and beauty industry.