Qatar Foundation International (QFI) is a private U.S. foundation established on the principle that education can transform for the better individual lives, communities, and nations. Our mission is to promote education as a force that builds strong local communities, facilitates collaboration across geographical, social, and cultural boundaries, and builds a network of global citizens who communicate effectively and work together to find solutions to pressing global problems. QFI will implement this mission through innovative educational and volunteer programs, which inspire lasting exchanges of experience and knowledge. QFI’s vision is of a world that embraces and respects diversity, values lifelong learning, and empowers individuals to take action to shape their future.
On April 22, 2010, visiting students from Washington and Boston, along with students from four secondary schools in Qatar attended QFI’s Earth Day celebration at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar’s building in Education City. This was the first Earth Day event ever hosted in Doha, Qatar.