Hind Bin Hamad Al Thani with Afghan Girls Robotics Team (Facebook)
The Afghan Girls Robotics team has won scholarships at the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, co-sponsored with the Qatar Fund for Development.
A statement from the Qatar Foundation on Tuesday said the Afghan Girls Robotics team, known as the “Afghan Dreamers”, had arrived in Doha on a flight hosted by the Qatari government due to the current situation in Afghanistan and hosted female students there. Education City Campus, where they will receive scholarships that will enable them to continue their studies.
Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, and the CEO of the Foundation said: To help them overcome their fears in the current situation and look to the future.
Instead, Khalifa bin Jassim al-Qawari, director general of the Qatar Fund for Development, said the “educational program, co-funded by the fund and the Qatar Foundation, includes high-quality training with modern technology that enables Afghan students to acquire skills that will empower them economically in the labor market.” “
The team will have the opportunity to enhance its robotics skills through the Foundation’s facilities and expertise, including Hamad Bin Khalifa University and partner universities of the Qatar Foundation, such as Texas A&M University and Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar.
It is noteworthy that Qatar is currently hosting hundreds of Afghan and foreign families who were evacuated from Afghanistan last week and housed in a few complexes designated for the 2022 World Cup, and oversees the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and government agencies for providing the services they need.