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Qatar Orphan Foundation Honors Citi for Training & Sponsorship Efforts


Doha, Qatar – Dhreima, the Qatar Orphan Foundation, recently presented a recognition award to Citibank N.A. Qatar for contributing to a summer camp for teaching the English language. The camp was held July 7 through Aug. 3.

The bank was one of the sponsors of the closing reception, which was held Aug. 4 at the Grand Regency Hotel in Doha. Mr. Ehab Hafazalla, Corporate Bank Head at Citi Qatar, received the award.

In September 2008, Citi sponsored the launch of the “ICDL Certificate in Computing for Qatari Orphans,” a training program for orphans, at Dhreima Foundation. The program offers 40 boys and girls quality, life-long vocational and entrepreneurship training in the IT sector to meet current and future employment requirements. It provides computer training under the globally recognized International Computer Driver License (ICDL) certification program.

Farhan Mahmood, CEO of Citi Qatar, said, “Citi Qatar and the Citi Foundation are proud to be associated with Dhreima Foundation. Our efforts here fall within Citi’s global mission to improve the skill level of all the communities that do host us worldwide.”

Dhreima was launched in 2003 under the kind auspices of Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Misnad, Chairwoman of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs. It provides accommodation, education, legal and specialized technical services to the beneficiaries under its care. Dhreima is based in the city of Doha, and operates within the State of Qatar.

Citi has been in the Arab world for nearly 50 years and continues to view the region as critical to its global franchise. It is currently present in 10 Arab countries including Egypt, UAE, Lebanon, Jordan, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait.


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