THE QATARI SUCCESS STORY
Qatar Together, a new initiative launched by Maryam Al Subaiey and “a group of friends”, will strive to highlight inspiring stories of Qataris who are pushing boundaries and shifting paradigms.
Maryam Al Sybaiey, Founder of QTalent, in her opening remarks mentioned how this non-profit organisation will strive to support nationals and help them be the best of what they can be. “And we want to take this opportunity to also celebrate and thank expats, who irrespective of where they are from, have always been enthusiastic about contributing to our success,” she said. On the inaugural night, three stories were presented. Mariam Al Kubaisi, a Stenden university student, spoke about Platinum Events Qatar which will formally be launched in January of next year. Next Amal Al Shammari shared her experiences involving curious and well-meaning expats misunderstanding the Qatari culture, which led her to start Embrace Doha. The main event of the evening was undoubtedly the airing of the documentary which followed seven young Qataris who went to a remote village in Brazil to start work on building a school. Five of them participated in a panel discussion at the end to talk about their experiences.