‘Qatar Glory’ community event underway at HBKU
November 09 2017 12:34 AM
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A vendor displays some of the local products. PICTURES: Nasar T K

Around 50 local vendors from Qatar are taking part in ‘Qatar Glory’, a community event organised by Hamad  Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) in collaboration with partner universities in Education City. The two-day event that was opened yesterday, is taking place at the HBKU Student Centre.
The items showcased at the event are owned by young, talented Qatari entrepreneurs and students studying in Education City. There is also a competition for the audience to follow HBKU on Instagram and tag them on a photo they took of the event. The top three photos will win a mini sculpture of one of the famous Qatari landmarks.
“Qatar Glory event is a way for HBKU to engage the community by showcasing the spectacular work of Qatari nationals. HBKU takes great pride in celebrating Qatari culture and heritage and looks forward to welcoming entrepreneurs from across Qatar,” Reem al-Abduljabbar, head of student engagement, HBKU, told Gulf Times yesterday.
“The current political situation facing Qatar has impacted all of us in some way or another, bringing the local community much closer. Considering the current unique circumstances, we have witnessed a positive integration of our community unlike that of the past. The challenges facing our country has unified both Qataris and residents, and instead of dividing us, has brought us much closer in solidarity,” the official continued.
“Built on unique partnerships with key local and international players, the university prioritises community outreach and engagement as an important element of its work. HBKU seeks to provide value to the local community and empower its students to be the future influencers and leaders of the country,” she added.
The exhibits at the event range from live painting stations by renowned Qatari artist Fahad al-Maadheed, to food stalls and clothing booths, along with home interior items, books, and other products. There are  also several “made in Qatar” booths, different local vendors that sell items ranging from jewellery, candles, perfumes, notebooks, and other products, all made in Qatar.
All the participating businesses are homegrown and rooted in Qatari heritage. Qatar Glory provides a great avenue for local entrepreneurs to showcase their talents and innovative spirit to the public.
The event is an effort by HBKU to highlight the achievements of the local entrepreneurs and small scale vendors and support them with public initiatives. The event is open to the public and will conclude today.

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