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Friends of Doha College


Friends of Doha College is a parent-led volunteer initiative with the aim to build an inclusive and welcoming school community.

Through their events, FDC actively raises funds which are used to purchase additional resources and facilities enriching the educational experience and overall well-being for all students and the Doha College community. FDC also provides volunteer support at various school events throughout the year.

For more information on the FDC, email

If you are a Doha College parent who is interested in volunteering, please sign up below:

Click here to sign up


We look forward to warmly welcoming you at our events!


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Meet the team

I am deeply passionate about serving our community, and currently, I juggle my role at FDC alongside my work as a legal advocate for a Swiss-based NGO championing prisoners' rights and freedom of expression. I'm also working towards my LLM in International Criminal Law in London.
Drawing on my rich educational background from law schools in Egypt and England, I've been actively involved in the field of Public Law and Human Rights Law since 2009. My varied experience has allowed me to develop vital skills in networking, interpersonal relationships, and organisation. I believe these are essential to managing and coordinating our fantastic projects, events, and workshops at FDC.
In my role as Chair, I wholeheartedly believe in the power of community involvement. I see the active participation of parents and students in FDC as a key ingredient that can truly enhance the learning environment for our pupils while nurturing a generous community spirit.
I warmly invite you to join us in our activities and gatherings as we strive to make FDC a dynamic hub connecting parents, the school, and pupils. Together, we can organise fun, educational activities and offer enrichment opportunities for all our students - both primary and secondary.
We are also keen on encouraging our students to engage in voluntary work within our school, helping them grow into active, responsible adults. I look forward to the shared experiences and achievements that await us.
Welcome to our vibrant community!

Dalia Lofty, Chair 

From a very young age, I’ve always had a strong desire to give back to the community I’m a part of, and this drive led me to experience different social initiatives and charitable causes. I’ve always found immense satisfaction in seeing how my efforts bring about social change, create cohesiveness, and support people’s social and economic empowerment.

This drive paved my academic career, where I attended the London School of Economics undergraduate programme and pursued this into my Master’s degree in Economics with a strong focus on environment and climate change. I carried this into my professional career as an active environmentalist trying to create awareness about sustainable development in Qatar and as a mother and community member trying to instil these values into my children. The tremendous response I received from the community during my awareness drives and workshops led me to bigger things, such as FDC.

As Vice Chair of the FDC committee, I aim to bring the DC community together, give my best in cultivating and embedding a deeper appreciation of the world around us in our coming generations, and be the catalyst of social improvement within the wider community.

Syeda Hania Jilanee, Vice-chair

I am a proud parent of two wonderful children, both of whom are blossoming in the primary section of Doha College.
Five years ago, we made the leap from the UK to Qatar, embracing the Middle Eastern lifestyle with open arms and hearts, and it's safe to say we've fallen head over heels in love with it.
With a passion for travel, exploration, and making new friends, I am thrilled to bring my personal interests into this role. I hold an MS in Management Sciences and bring a wealth of experience in HR, research, and event management. My primary goal in joining FDC is to contribute to building a strong, happy, and vibrant Doha College community.
I am incredibly passionate about translating fun and challenging ideas into reality, creating delightful events, and crafting unforgettable memories that our children and their parents will treasure forever. I warmly invite you to join us on this journey as we create an even more welcoming and exciting atmosphere at Doha College.

Farah Sabih, Secretary


My family and I had recently moved from Bahrain to Qatar.  I’m blessed with 3 wonderful children.  My eldest is in Year 12 at Doha College, and he enjoys being at school.  I graduated from Hawaii Pacific University with a BSc in Business Administration, majoring in Travel Industry Management.  Before I decided to become a full-time mother, I was working in the airline industry.


I have always been actively involved in my children’s education.  Volunteered as a parent representative,  assisted in the Year 2 students reading group and joined the Parents Teachers Association so I could contribute to the beneficial activities for student’s welfare and raising funds for the school.


I believe if we as parents invest in our children’s education, our children will feel more loved.  A happy child is more receptive to learning.  Teachers will be thrilled to engage students, and parents will be pleased as well.  It’s like a Domino effect on happiness.  Happiness creates positivity, which brings out every child's best potential.

Ceaser Irwin, Treasurer

Friends of Doha College are guided in their activities by a charter, which aims to provide information on the scope, purpose and general procedures which apply to all involved.

Tap below to peruse this document:

Charter for the Friends of Doha College

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