Exciting festivals, activities and events will be hosted by the Education City for FIFA world cup 2022
10 Oct 2022News Event
A range of events and activities has been unveiled by the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF). The Education City will host during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and the period leading up to it, which everyone can participate and enjoy.
QF announced the launch of its World Cup campaign under the theme "Football Is For All Of Us" to affirm that this edition of the World Cup, the first of its kind in the Middle East and the Arab world, will be the best in terms of accessibility, and to reflect QF's commitment to providing inclusive and accessible opportunities that all individuals can explore and benefit from.
QF's commitment to accessibility will be exemplified in the weeks leading up to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and throughout the tournament, through a series of exciting festivals, activities and events that will be hosted by the Education City which will open its doors to all local and international audiences every day. The events were announced today as part of Qatar Foundation's World Cup campaign at an event attended by a group of QF partners and stakeholders.
On the occasion, the Vice Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation H E Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al-Thani, said that FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is people-centered because it brings them together and provides them with a shared, memorable, and open experience for all; stressing QFs commitment to accessibility and inclusivity which are at the heart of its World Cup campaign, and through which QF will affirm that football is for all of us.
"This reflects our commitment to providing opportunities for all, enhancing participation in and benefiting from them, and our enduring support for national goals in hosting the most accessible tournament ever, because our mission is to empower people by launching new pathways of participation and opportunities for exploration for all."
Al Thawadi added that QF's plans for the World Cup are in line with the Committees objectives and efforts organize a tournament that brings together people from everywhere, and leaves a sustainable legacy in accessibility and mobility, and in empowering individuals from all social and cultural backgrounds.
In a press conference held today on this occasion, Director of Media Department at Qatar Foundation Khalifa Al Kubaisi said that QF aims at supporting the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 to be the best accessible edition for individuals with disabilities, through its partnership with the FIFA to provide specialized training for accessibility volunteers, who will be instrumental in ensuring that all fans of the tournament have an unforgettable experience. This also reflects QF's commitment to planting the seeds of volunteerism in Qatar, which will continue after the tournament ends.
He added that ahead of the tournament, Qatar Foundation will launch an accessibility guide to enable people with disabilities residents and visitors alike to explore Qatar during the tournament period. The guide will highlight the many accessible events and programs in the Education City and across the country.
Al Kubaisi explained that through QF's "All Capabilities" program and the platforms provided by QF to enhance the participation of girls and women in sports, QF is keen to support the national goals of making this tournament accessible to people with disabilities, in addition to spreading the culture of volunteerism in Qatar, and consolidating the sporting and social legacy of the tournament.
He stressed that QF Education City welcomes all visitors and fans from around the world before and during the tournament, and invites all members of the community to be an active part in employing sport as a force to achieve accessibility and inclusion.
He added that the Education City Stadium, which will host World Cup match, will feature a comprehensive series of activities dedicated to fans and the general public on match days as well as during other days, as Education City will be open to everyone at all times.