Message from Mr. Omar Alfardan, President and CEO of Alfardan Group
It was in 2006 that we first launched our scholarship program, with a focused mission to build on our own legacy in Qatar in order to empower and support the growth and development of future generations. Under this ambition, our program extended both sponsorship and funding services to undergraduate students specializing in fields of strategic and socio-economic significance for the local market and community. Naturally, these fields also represent top priorities for our own vision, mission, and growth ambitions.
What initially began as an effort to recognize and lend a helping hand to students who’ve committed time and energy into the pursuit of academic excellence, has soon transformed into a full-fledged program aimed at supporting the long term goals of elevating Qatar’s educational services, and the Group’s prosperity and future. We want to scale this program to a wider base, because we understand that investing in the education of future generations is one of the wisest and most fruitful endeavors that can be made; and there has never been a more opportune time and market to invest in Qatar’s education than now.
The dynamism of the local market in the last couple of years has pushed the envelope for academic and talent development; and nowhere more evidently and ambitiously so than across the Group’s evolving portfolio of businesses and people. Now, more than ever before, we are investing our efforts and resources into equipping, upskilling, and most importantly, capitalizing on talents that will shape our group’s future. Education is our springboard, and our key to building up solid human capital that is ready, willing, and able to not only absorb, but also take charge of constant change.
We are shouldering our responsibility in this undertaking, by both providing our next-generations’ talents with the financial means to pursue their dreams, and, by helping provide them with opportunities to learn and work from within our group’s diverse portfolio of companies, long after they’ve completed their academic course.
Our nation’s future has only just begun. And our doors, services, and business are open for the next generation to take its reins.