As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility activities, Stenden University of Applied Sciences- Qatar (SUAS-Q) along with the Alumni Association at the university organized a tree planting event on Thursday, March 29th, 2018 at Dahl Al Hamam Park in Doha. The main objective of this event was to raise awareness among the community about environmental protection and preservation of the natural resources. The initiative also sought to increase the number of green areas in the city of Doha, and to further promote beautification of park areas. The event was organized in coordination with the Public Parks Department at Qatar’s Ministry of Municipality and Environment.
His Excellency Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani, founder of SUAS-Q and Chairman of the Board was present at the event and took part in the initiative. The event was also attended by Mr. Rashid Al Mansoori, CEO of Qatar Stock Exchange and member of Stenden Qatar’s Industry Advisory Board. Other participants and volunteers included Stenden University of Applied Sciences Qatar students, staff members, and alumni.
“Apart from educating our students, one of our main duties as a university is educating and spreading awareness about environmental protection, and further enhancing the attractiveness of the recreational resources in the State of Qatar. We are the only university in the country which currently offers an internationally accredited Bachelor of Business Administration degree in degree in Tourism Management and as such, organising and participating in similar events is of utmost importance to preserving our identity as a university” said Dr. Ivan Ninov, Executive Dean of SUAS-Q.
Mr. Faruk Azad, President of the Alumni Association at SUAS-Q added: “The “Plant a Tree” initiative introduces students and alumni to the importance of natural resources in the environment, including water, air, and plants. The event encouraged participants to develop appreciation for the environment. This initiative is part of our contribution to the state’s development and achievement of Qatar’s National Vision 2030”.