Qatar Foundation Launches Reading Program for Expectant Mothers

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Published July 9th, 2020 - 05:38 GMT
Qatar Foundation Launches Reading Program for Expectant Mothers
Qatar Reads, part of Qatar Foundation, offers a range of other programs for various age groups, including the Family Reading Program for children aged 3-13 and Read to Lead, which targets professionals.
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Qatar Foundation Launches Reading Program for Expectant Mothers

Qatar Reads and Qatar National Library have announced the official launch of their Mommy to Be program, a unique initiative designed to offer support to expectant mothers and those with newborns and toddlers aged 0-2.

The program is divided into three phases: the pregnancy period; the postnatal period; and child’s early years. The reading materials are curated by a committee of experts from Qatar National Library, while the workshops aim to equip expectant mothers with a range of practical skills, with topics ranging from prenatal yoga to reading for toddlers.

“To create a generation of readers and leaders, we need to plant the seeds of learning, curiosity, and creativity from an early age. And this is the overarching aim of Mommy to Be,” said Aljazi T. Al-Henzab, Project Manager, Qatar Reads.

“Mommy to Be is more than just a program. It provides access to educational reading materials, interactive workshops, and the opportunity to connect with likeminded people through discussions and networking events.”

“Ultimately, pregnancy is an exciting time in a mother’s life, but it can also cause stress and anxiety. So, through this initiative, we want work hand-in-hand with our members to support them on their journey to motherhood, and as they navigate this period of their lives.”

Upcoming webinars include a discussion titled What To Expect When You Are Expecting on July 13 with Dr. Mahmoud Zidan, a specialist from the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at Hamad Medical Corporation. The session will be in Arabic. To register, please visit: https://event.webinarjam.com/register/145/y1k8rhgq

Qatar Reads, part of Qatar Foundation, offers a range of other programs for various age groups, including the Family Reading Program for children aged 3-13 and Read to Lead, which targets professionals.

For more information about the Mommy to Be program, or Qatar Reads’ additional initiatives, please visit: https://qatarreads.qa/programs/mommy-to-be-program/

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Qatar Foundation

Qatar Foundation (QF) is a non-profit organization made up of more than 50 entities working in education, research, and community development.

Our unique ecosystem—supported by partnerships with leading international institutions—is built on initiatives that address our most pressing challenges, create global opportunities, and empower people to shape our present and future.

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