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Posted On: 16 June 2009 09:22 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

Qtel promises ‘largest’ summer camp for Qatari youth

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QTEL will organise Qatar’s largest summer camp in association with the Eid Cultural Centre with a series of sporting and activities for children in the 15–25 age group. The camp runs June 20–July 25. Registration started on Sunday and about 2,000 young people are expected to join in. The summer centre will also offer a mix of special cultural activities, including football and a series of games as well as social events, which will remain open for eight weeks from June to August. Around eight youth centres have been established in four designated schools, with one dedicated to girls, in Doha, Rayyan, Wakrah and Khor. Activities at the summer centre will run from Saturday to Wednesday from 4.30pm – 9.30pm, while Thursday has been reserved for field trips and off-campus activities. Announcing the event, Qtel executive director (Group Communications) Adel al-Mutawa explained that the camp was in line with Qtel’s ‘For Qatar, Hand in Hand’ corporate social responsibility programme, which supports a host of educational and social welfare activities in Qatar. “Many people are staying in Qatar over the summer this year, for a wide variety of reasons, and we heard that people wanted something productive and exciting for their children. Qtel would like to carry out a project that would be useful for the Qatari youth because we believe that the summer camp will provide an extra boost for the Qatari community,” he said. However, al-Mutawa added that other non-Qatari children who are literate in Arabic language can also register for the event. He said the summer camp will expand to a range of locations and will host a number of additional classes to introduce the participants to the Qatari culture adding that the children will also be sponsored to Umrah. Eid Cultural Centre general manager Fahad Mohamed al-Fuhaid said: “This will be one of our busiest and most interesting years, and we are delighted to have the support of a strong, locally-engaged partner like Qtel. The Eid summer camp provides a rich mix of activities for children over the summer, and provides a stimulating and culturally-rich environment.”