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Friends of Doha College

The Friends of Doha College are a team of parents who organise exciting social experiences to bring the Doha College community together.The team deliver a range of entertaining and enjoyable events for the community to keep the ‘fun factor’ flowing throughout the academic year.

All proceeds from fundraising events are placed towards school improvements. Money raised is a valuable supplement to existing school funds which allows our parents, students and staff access to outstanding facilities and resources.

The FDC aim to keep the school community involved and engaged as we bring you some of the finest Doha experiences.

You can get involved now by becoming a parent volunteer.

Click here to sign up

Tap on each FDC member to read their bio

 

Aisha Alvi

Chair

I completed my PhD in gene therapy of breast cancer at the University of Liverpool in 2005 and am currently a registered clinical scientist at Hamad Medical Hospital and a mother of two Doha College students. My son graduated as a first-class honours student a few years ago. My daughter is in year 10 and is the youngest Qatari harp player. I enjoy music and all kinds of sports and I am very proud of my children’s achievements at DC.  My main goal as Vice-Chair of Friends of Doha College is to introduce the students and wider community to the natural beauty of Qatar as well as all the many riches my country has to offer including places such as Purple Island and the Mangroves; Qatar National Library and the museums as well as traditional and international places. I believe in making learning fun and interesting encouraging academic achievement and excellence. I hope together with joining FDC members we can enrich our children's learning experience, strengthen the bonds between teachers and students of different nationalities and ensure everyone has the most positive educational experience at Doha College. 

 

Dr Muna Al Tamimi

Vice-chair

Hi! I am Yamina, mother of two amazing boys and a doctor by profession. Reading, traveling and crafting are my greatest passions. I strongly believe that our children have the best school experience when there is a strong bond between the parents, staff and students. Since FDC works towards that goal, I am really excited to be a part of it and hope that we, along with our parent members and volunteers and school, can work towards the FDC goals in building a strong Doha College community!

 

Dr Yamina Usman

Secretary

This is our fifth year at Doha College and we have four happy children in both Primary and Secondary. Life revolves around family and we love spending time outdoors at the weekends exploring Qatar, at least during the winter season! I am so happy to be on the FDC committee as we launch into action at the new Al Wajba campus, "post-Covid". I look forward to meeting with and involving many parents at the school to help build up a thriving community!

 

Iffat Davies

Treasurer

My name is Afreen Nagaria. I have two kids studying at Doha College one in primary and another in secondary. We started our DC journey in September 2021. This is my third year in Qatar, before that we were residing in the UK. In my free time when I am not volunteering at various events, I enjoy doing arts and crafts. Volunteering has always been close to my heart as I truly believe that it is an excellent way to give back to the community. As a new parent, I am very excited to be part of Friends of DC and  look at it as a platform that will give me an opportunity to contribute in bringing the community together in supporting the school.

 

Afreen Nagaria

Parent Volunteer Coordinator

I am from Rome, where I grew up before moving to London 20 years ago to do a PhD in molecular physics. My family and I have lived in Saudi Arabia before and now in Qatar since 2019, and have enjoyed exploring these beautiful countries and learning about their culture. This is my son's third year in Doha College and my first one as a member of FDC. I am very happy to be part of this and look forward to working alongside my fellow FDC members and the school, to help build together a stronger community.

 

Chiara Piccaretta

Catering Officer

I am a project manager and mother to two little boys or, in other words, housekeeper, chef, teacher, nurse, coach, planner, chauffeur, best friend, multitasking pro and super woman. I am excited to be part of the Friends of Doha College team and look forward to bringing the finest Doha experiences to the DC community. Join me and the team to get the community spirit 'rolling!' See you around!

 

Hanan Wahby

Marketing Officer

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