Msheireb Properties, furthered its commitment to knowledge sharing through its support of Al-Baraiq World, along with Qatar University’s Materials Technology Unit (MTU) aimed at promoting the teaching and appreciation of science in Qatar’s secondary schools.
Students who took part in the ‘I Am a Researcher’ programme worked for two weeks with college scientists to study practical scientific problems – and their best coursework is now on show at the Msheireb Enrichment Centre. The students involved in the Al Bairaq programme are all members of the Future Affiliate Club, the company’s flagship programme for supporting young Qataris in contributing to the nation’s growth. The exhibition, which is open to all participating students, their families and friends, provides a glimpse of the future through school students’ eyes.
Al Bairaq is an educational project that encourages students to appreciate science and research. It was launched to support Qatar’s efforts to develop its knowledge-based economy, enrich its human capital and improve competitiveness through innovation, entrepreneurship and applied research.
Msheireb Properties and the Future Affiliates Club were involved in the committee that helped set up and manage the programme.
Maryam Al-Mansoori, Human Resources Director, Msheireb Properties, said: “It is a pleasure to support the Al Bairaq programme which provides such a wonderful grounding in practical science and science theory for students. Msheireb Properties is passionate about realising the potential of Qatar's youth and our involvement in this programme reflects our determination to enable the next generation to play its full role in building the country."
Guided by the principle that a nation's greatest resource is the potential of its people and in line with Qatar Vision 2030, Msheireb Properties launched the Future Affiliate Club to create an appropriate platform for Qatari nationals to be actively involved in the development of a new Qatar.
The Future Affiliate aims to create the right medium to explore various career options to help the students contribute to their community development. Future Affiliates Club membership offers school students and undergraduates a range of academic and professional guidance, including work experience and mentoring by company personnel, support with research projects, and career advice, as well as opportunities to take part in various events and competitions.
“Opportunities for young people are central to Msheireb Properties’ ongoing efforts in corporate social responsibility, and the Al Baraiq programme, with its focus on the ‘hard skills’ required in the tough scientific disciplines, complements our existing youth training and internship programmes aimed at Qatari students,” said Al Mansoori.
The Msheireb Enrichment, moored at Doha’s West Bay waterfront, serves as a civic space for the local community, hosting a variety of workshops, conferences, cultural events and exhibitions. Exhibiting historical photography and artefacts, the centre provides a window into Qatar’s rich heritage and cultural traditions, while also highlighting its ambitious future development plans Msheireb Downtown Doha, the large-scale regeneration of Doha’s downtown commercial area.
The Msheireb Enrichment Centre is open to the public from Monday to Thursday from 9:00am to 8:30pm, and on Saturdays from 3:30-6:30pm. Entrance is free.