Stenden University of Applied Sciences-Qatar initiates a Coastal Cleanup Day

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility activities, Stenden University of Applied Sciences- Qatar and its Alumni Association organised a coastal clean-up of the Sealine Beach in Mesaieed. The event was organized in coordination with the Environmental Protection Reserves & Wildlife Department in the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, which provided additional support in the organisation of the clean-up.

The main aim of this event was to create greater community awareness about the need to protect and preserve the natural environment and keep coastal habitat safe and trash-free. The event also aimed to educate residents and visitors about environmental protection, and to lessen certain behaviours that cause environmental pollution. In addition, the clean-up aimed to promote beautification of the coastal areas and reduction of the amount of litter on Qatar’s beaches.

SUAS-Q students, staff members, and alumni volunteered in the coastal clean-up. They spent the day removing waste material from the Sealine Beach and perceived this activity as an opportunity to socialize, contribute to the conservation of the environment, and have fun.

“In addition to the beach cleanup SUAS-Q Alumni Association was also involved in the organisation of a “Plant a Tree” event last year, which was a part of the university’s CSR activities to save the environment and promote healthy living and sustainable development” said Faruk Mohammad Azad, President of SUAS-Q Alumni Association.

“Stenden Qatar is the only university in the country which offers internationally accredited academic degrees in Tourism Management and as such one of our main priorities as an institution is to educate the community about the importance of tourism, but also help them preserve the natural resources in the country for the use of future generations. The development of the tourism industry is one of the strategic priorities for the State of Qatar and initiatives like this contribute to the protection of the natural resources and the further development of the tourism product in the country” said Dr. Ivan Ninov, Executive Dean of Stenden University Qatar.”