The Education City held the second annual ‘Make A Difference Day’ (MADD) at the Carnegie Mellon University yesterday.
The event was sponsored and organised by the Education City Service Committee, which is chaired by Rota and includes membership from Qatar Foundation Campus Life as well as staff from the six undergraduate universities in Education City and the Academic Bridge Program.
‘Make a Difference Day’ is an event that aims to bring the faculty, staff and students of Education City together in order to serve the greater Doha community.
“Make a Difference Day provides a unique opportunity for Education City students, faculty and staff to give something back to the community. We are really pleased that this event is being held for the second year in Qatar and is supporting a positive, meaningful, global initiative,” said Reem Al Daghma Community Development Manager. MADD celebrates and supports international ‘Make A Difference Day’, which is usually held on the 4th Saturday of October.
“We hope the event will also foster a growing sense of community within Education City and encourage participants to volunteer on a regular basis,” said Curt Kenoyer, QF Assistant Director for Campus Life.
The activities for the day included tree planting at the park opposite Qatar’s weaponry museum, reviving and planting at a nursery/garden centre, relieving low skilled workers at a Woqod gas station, community clean-up in Abu Hamour area, visiting the deaf institute, running workshops at the Dhreima Orphanage and helping out the traffic police.
The participants were students, faculty and staff of Education City universities, Qatar Academy Senior School, the Academic Bridge Program (ABP) and the Learning Centre.
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