27 Apr 2018 – 6:18

Sheikha Moza visits Qatar Foundation International's partner elementary school in New York

H H Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), visited a Qatar Foundation International (QFI) partner school in Brooklyn that teaches Arabic culture and history through art to elementary students. The program encourages students to make meaningful connection with the Arab world and foster a community of diverse learners. Pic: AR Al-Baker


New York: H H Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF)  paid a visit to  one of  the Qatar Foundation International (QFI) partner Primary Schools, in Brooklyn, New York.

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During  the visit, Her Highness reviewed the Arabic language and culture classes through art. The program aims at encouraging students to think critically and build bridges of communication with the Arab world.

Her Highness met with teachers and administrators, as well as parents of students participating in this program, which is supported by the Qatar Foundation International , to discuss its development.

Qatar Foundation International (QFI) , a member of the Qatar Foundation based in the United States, is partnering with the World Language Project, a non-profit organization in New York City to enable the school to expand its Arabic education program from extracurricular activities to a course. The “Art in Arabic” class currently serves about 540 students from kindergarten through 5th Grade.

The course focuses on acquiring and mastering the language, learning about the contemporary Arab culture and the events taking place in the Arab world, as well as allocating a full part  about  the culture of the State of Qatar.

In order to promote cultural exchanges and understanding, the school recently entered into a partnership with the Metropolitan Museum of Art to organize student visits to the Museum of Islamic Art and to host artists twice in class.

The  Qatar Foundation International (QFI) is a global organization committed to enhancing the intellectual, communicative and cultural capacities of school students in Qatar, the United States and the United Kingdom to become effective global citizens.

Through the Arabic Language and Culture Program, the QFI promotes excellence in the classroom and the development of education and the  development of Arabic language and culture learning.