CHAIRPERSON’S FOREWORD

I’m very proud to have such exceptionally academically talented students in Doha Academy, we strive to provide the best quality education for our students; clearly our students are thriving.

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Doctor Sheikha Aisha Bint Faleh Al Thani is the chairperson and founder of Al Faleh Educational Group Which has made its mark in Qatar as a pioneering educational entity that provides educational products and services of the highest quality.

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We have no reason whatsoever not to excel, with all that’s being given to us.

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Three schools, including Doha Academy, fall under the group’s umbrella, all of which carry the hall mark of excellence associated with Al Faleh Educational Group. Al Faleh Training Centre is also a member of the group; it is a centre that offers teacher-training courses. AFG College with the University of Aberdeen was launched in 2017 as the first British University offering Undergraduate degrees in Qatar.

Doctor Sheikha Aisha also serves as a founding member of the board of Patrons of the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists. WCMP is a global network of donors, foundations, and socially responsive corporations established to advance effective and accountable giving. WCMP mobilises financial and human resources to address global issues and advance efficient philanthropy.

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Doctor Sheikha Aisha Bint Faleh Al Thani served as a member of Qatar Supreme Education Council appointed in 2006, serving two terms until 2014. The Supreme Education Council is the highest educational authority in Qatar and its members were drawn from Qatar and international top leaders in government, business and academia.

Doctor Sheikha Aisha Bint Faleh Al Thani served on the Board of Directors of Reach Out to Asia from its inception in 2005 till 2016, ROTA is a charity initiative founded by H. E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al Thani which, in addition to giving aid to areas in need, is looking at ways to support schools in different Asian countries to help them reach the ‘Education For All’ goals set by the UNESCO. ROTA is based in Qatar.

Dr Al Thani also served on the board of directors of Zaytuna in the United States from 2006 till 2013. Zaytuna College is the first Muslim liberal arts college in the United States, it was launched in 1996 as Zaytuna Institute in Hayward, California. It was co-founded by Hamza Yusuf and Hesham Alalusi.

Doctor Al Thani was chosen as one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the world for the year 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 in a book released annually by George Town University’s Centre for Muslim-Christian understanding and the Royal Islamic Strategic Centre in Jordan.

Doctor Sheikha Aisha bint Faleh Al-Thani has combined her interests in Education and Business. After graduating from the University of Qatar with a Bachelor in Education and a Bachelor in English Literature (with distinction), Sheikha Aisha went on to get a Master in Business Administration from the University of Hull in the United Kingdom, then received a PhD from Cass Business School in the United Kingdom in the area of ‘Corporate Governance’.