Qatar Foundation and Generation Amazing supported the FIFA Football for Schools app to provide specific content around sustainability and inclusion. Qatar was also one of the first countries to introduce the app to schools through teacher and coach training in early 2022.
QATAR FOUNDATION - GENERATION AMAZING
Qatar Foundation – Unlocking Human Potential
Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) is a non-profit organization that supports Qatar on its journey to becoming a diversified and sustainable economy. QF strives to serve the people of Qatar and beyond by providing specialized programs across its innovation-focused ecosystem of education, research and development, and community development.
QF was founded in 1995 by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Father Amir, and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, who shared the vision to provide Qatar with quality education. Today, QF’s world-class education system offers lifelong learning opportunities to community members as young as six months through to doctoral level, enabling graduates to thrive in a global environment and contribute to the nation’s development.
QF is also creating a multidisciplinary innovation hub in Qatar, where homegrown researchers are working to address local and global challenges. By promoting a culture of lifelong learning and fostering social engagement through programs that embody Qatari culture, QF is committed to empowering the local community and contributing to a better world for all.
For a complete list of QF’s initiatives and projects, please visit: www.qf.org.qa
About Generation Amazing
Generation Amazing (GA) is the human and social legacy programme initiated in 2010 during Qatar’s successful bid for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™. As we reach the eleventh year of our journey, we have continued to grow and expand the reach and impact of the programme with a major focus on themes including education and empowering youth in underprivileged communities to become leaders through the power of football.
Aligned to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and 2030 Qatar National Vision, we see sports in general and football in particular as a transformative tool and as a fundamental instrument in order to achieve socio-economic and wider development outcomes for refugee communities and disadvantaged youth globally, including countering violent extremism through sport and protecting education from attack.
Our football for development programme has reached 725,000 direct and indirect beneficiaries to date. We are looking to expand this reach further to 1 million youth over the coming year until 2022. The programme will empower new generations of young leaders in Qatar and across the region and the world to transform their communities through football and create sustainable programmes which will generate exciting social development opportunities long after the last ball has been kicked in 2022.