HOPE Qatar

Events At HOPE

At HOPE Qatar we have numerous events to remember. This page will help you share these events with us.

Please note that we have stopped updating our Events on this page after 2009. All further updates are regularly posted on our Facebook page. Please click this message to be taken to our Facebook page which can also be reached by clicking the Facebook logo on the bottom of this page.

June 2009: 3rd Annual Day Celebrated

HOPE Qatar celebrated its third annual day in front of capacity audience with a spell binding performance of talents by children. H.E. Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa, the Indian Ambassador to Qatar was the chief guest. A large number of dignitaries from various embassies including Romania, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand among others.     more images.


June 2009: Prizes awarded for inter school creative writing contest on Mothers

Prize and certificates were awarded to the participants and winners of the inter school creative writing contest on Mothers conducted jointly by HOPE Qatar and Friends of HOPE along with www.my-mother.net


June 2009: Interns from India

HOPE Qatar received two students from leading institutes in India who came to HOPE for their internships.


March 2009: Student wins National Level prize in contest

Stevin Mathew our student beat over 3500 contestants to reach the final round of the National Level contest organized by Doha International Institute of Family Studies, receiving honorable mention among the 10 finalists and being selected as 'An Artist of the Year'. His work will tour many art centers and museums in Qatar.


March 2009: Agricultural Farm visit by Students and Families

HOPE took the students and families on a educational trip to Al Sulaiteen Farms on the outskirts of Doha further strengthening its classroom without walls program. more images


March 2009: Qatar Tribune publishes a special full page feature about HOPE

HOPE Triumphs says the special full page feature published by Qatar Tribune English Newspaper, highlighting HOPE's achievements for its children over the years. click here


Feb 2009: HOPE Students participate in ICC Republic day cultural show

HOPE Qatar's students put up a skit about the freedom struggle in India using a unique black and white theme accompanied by sound and video clippings, winning their way into the hearts of the audience. more images


Jan 2009: Ambassador's farewell visit to HOPE

H.E. Dr. George Joseph ambassador of India visited HOPE along with Mr. Sanjiv Kohli, Minister at the embassy and bid farewell to the students and teachers of HOPE for which he was the Patron. Mr. Juma Ismail, sponsor of HOPE and other members of the HOPE advisory board team were present.


Nov 2008: Qatar Foundation Photography Contest

HOPE Qatar participated in the photography contest organized by Student Services Division in Qatar Foundation. Its entry was selected as one of the finalists and exhibited in the Education City.


Nov 2008: Sports Day Celebration

HOPE Celebrated its first sports day at its new premises with both the students and teachers joining in. Prizes were awarded to the winners by Advisory Board members who graced the occasion.


Nov 2008: Founding Members meet Indian Prime Minister

Adv. Nizar Kochery and Mr. Rajeev Thomas, founding members of HOPE Qatar met with the Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh during his visit to Qatar. The Prime Minister was briefed about HOPE's activities and handed over a HOPE Souvenir booklet.


October 2008: Letter of Appreciation from United Nations Special Rapporteur received

Dr. Ciby Mathew received on behalf of HOPE Qatar, a letter of appreciation from the United Nations Special Rapporteur for disabilities, in appreciation of the efforts of HOPE towards the equalization of opportunities for the disabled children.


October 2008: Inauguration of HOPE's new premises

New premises of HOPE Qatar is formally inaugurated in a ceremony attended by well wishers and invitees.


August 2008: UN Conference on Disability

HOPE Advisory board member Rajeev Thomas attended UN conference on disability hosted by the Supreme Council for Family Affairs.


June 2008: HSBC Bank support for HOPE's new premises

HSBC Bank Qatar provided a major boost to HOPE's infrastructure fund by sponsoring a new premises  for a period of one year. This will enable classes to be conducted from a larger and more customized facility.


June 2007: Edutainment trip and activities

Various programs that provide Education and Entertainment were held throughout the term. Included painting, drawing, baking, etc and visits to play areas as in the picture


May 2008: 2nd Annual Day Celebration

HOPE Qatar celebrated two years in service of children with special needs. The function was attended by Sheikha Hissa Bint Khalifa Al Thani, the UN Rapporteur for Special Needs as the special guest; along with an array of dignitaries from various Asian countries, in front of an appreciative audience at the ICC Hall. more images.


March 2008: QAFCO Flower and Vegetable Show 2008

HOPE students participated in the 2008 QAFCO flower and vegetable show. Their entry was created with vegetables depicting the theme of 'Global Warming'.


March 2008: CMUQ Internship : Its not that simple

Carnegie Mellon University Qatar students completed their internship program at HOPE under the title program "Its not that simple". HOPE was presented a plaque in appreciation of its support to CMUQ which is a member of the Qatar Foundation's Education City.


April 2007: Visit by Indian Women’s Association Qatar

IWA Qatar team led by its President Mrs. Seetha Krishnan visited HOPE and spent time interacting with the children and teachers. Various other community organizations are joining hands with us.


March 2007: HOPE Presence at QAFCO Flower Show

Children from HOPE Qatar participated in the QAFCO flower and vegetable show and competed in regular category with this entry against other children from regular schools. Demonstrating that they can do it too..


March 2007: HOPE Celebrates FIRST ANNUAL DAY

HOPE marked its first successful and eventful year in operation with colorful cultural display by the children witnessed by dignitaries & guests. Dr. Saif Al Hajari the Vice Chairperson of Qatar Foundation was the special guest.        more images


March 2007: Envoys Visit HOPE and pledge support

Ambassadors and Envoys of various Asian Embassies in Qatar visited HOPE, interacted with children and staff and pledged their support. They also awarded Stars of HOPE certificates to the team.


February 2007: HOPE Kids steal limelight at ICC Show

ICC Indian republic day celebration witness a heart rendering performance by the children of HOPE in front of over 1000 people.                 more images


February 2007: Qatar Tribune publish Special Feature

Qatar Tribune publishes special feature on HOPE Qatar with interviews, photographs and 2 page photo supplement in their English Daily Newspaper. Thank you Qatar Tribune Team for your support.


February 2007: Friends of HOPE Launched

Friends of HOPE, a forum that enables people from the society to actively participate in and support the activities of HOPE Qatar was launched and office bearers elected.


January 2007: Fun Day at Weill Cornell Medical College

WCMCQ students council celebrated a Fun Day for the HOPE children at its premises in Qatar Foundation Education City with various activities.   more images


November2006: Visit to Shafallah Centre

HOPE delegation led by the Indian Ambassador visited Shafallah Centre for Special Needs and held discussions with Mr. Hassan Ali Bin Ali an his team about mutual support and cooperation.


October 2006: Visit by Bishop

Rt. Rev. Dr. Zacharias Mar Theophilus Suffragan Metropolitan, bishop of the Malankara Marthoma Church visited and spent some time with the staff and children at HOPE accompanied by Fr. Abey K Joshua, vicar of the Marthoma Church Doha.


July 2006: Asianet Feature Interview

HOPE Qatar featured on Asianet (Indian TV Channel) with an interview of HOPE’s  Coordinator Dr. Ciby Mathew


June 2006: Ray of HOPE Newsletter Launched

HOPE achieved a new milestone by release of its first edition of the 'Ray of HOPE' - its in house made newsletter, formally released by Dr. George Joseph, the Ambassador of India.


June 2006: Visit by HE Ambassador of India

HOPE was graced by the visit of His Excellency the Ambassador of India to Qatar Dr. George Joseph who is also the patron


June 2006: Visit by  singer K S Chitra and Kids Show

The children presented a spectacular show during the visit by renowned Indian singer Padmashree K S Chitra in June 2006. The visit was organized by JACS Doha.         more images


June 2006: Baking Cake activities

In bringing real life experience to the class room, the children under the watchful eyes of the teachers learned how to bake cakes, and they had a good time eating it too.


May 2006: Flower of spring theme activities

Flower of spring was the theme for May 2006 and various activities were carried out including flower arrangement and decoration by the children.


April 2006: Study tour to Al Ghadeer Cow Farm

Children, teachers and the parents of children visited the Al Ghadeer cow farm on the outskirts of Qatar during a study tour.


December 2005: Evaluation camp

HOPE Conducts an evaluation camp at the Indian Cultural Centre, screening over 30 children with various developmental challenges. Camp was led by Parvathy Vishwanathan, Director of AIKYA India, and inaugurated by Dr. George Joseph, Ambassador of India.


July 2005: HOPE Launch Ceremony

HOPE Qatar launches its activities in Qatar in service of children with special needs to Provide Help, Opportunity, Participation, and Education to the differently abled children.