National Day of Qatar:
Ezdan Holding Group participated in Qatar’s celebrations of the National Day, which falls on December 18th of each year. The Group announced its platinum sponsorship of the National Day celebrations of 2014, as part of developing the sense of belonging among young people, and all categories of the Qatari society. The Group also celebrates the Father Sheikh Jassim bin Mohamed bin Thani, the founder of the modern state of Qatar. Celebrating the National Day is an opportunity to reflect on the principles on which the State of Qatar was founded.
The National Sport Day Participation:
Ezdan Holding Group has been always keen to celebrate the Sport Day of the state through a variety of sporting events with the participation of its employees and the public, out of its desire to encourage the Group and urge members of the community to adopt exercising and healthy living as a way of life. In this sense, Ezdan Holding supports the direction of the state aimed at building a healthy community, and foster a generation able to build and shape a brighter tomorrow.
Memorandum of understanding with Carnegie Mellon University:
Ezdan Holding Group has signed a memorandum of understanding with Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, in April 2013. The agreement aimed at building a partnership based on sustainable development plans, investing in human resources, and improving the performance of young people in scientific research, and strategic studies. The MoU seeks to promote scholarships and the scientists/researchers exchange of business management and information systems and Executive Education, promoting national talent as well as boosting community development.
Memorandum of understanding with KAHRAMAA:
In March 2014, Ezdan Holding Group has signed a memorandum of understanding with Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation "KAHRAMAA", aiming at establishing a closer cooperation on rational use of electricity and water. The agreement also promotes training and education in supporting and sponsoring "Tarsheed" program. The partnership aspires to achieve the realistic goals of reducing water and electricity consumption rates per capita.
In the framework of its care towards workers, Ezdan Holding Group has organized an honouring ceremony for its workers amid the presence of representatives from private and government agencies, all gathered to celebrate the Workers’ Day on May 1st, 2015. Earlier in 2014, the Group has issued a special booklet about the employment situation in the State of Qatar and the laws and legislations in this area, as an expression of its desire to show appreciation for the rights of all its workers and recognition of their efforts in the rise of societies.
Sponsoring School Events:
In the framework of its effort to interact with students, Ezdan Holding Group has sponsored a number of education related activities. Among the most important events was Al-Rashad Sports Forum, which was held on May 1st, 2014, and organized by Al-Rashad Independent Model School under the slogan "Sport Brings Us Together". Ezdan Holding Group was keen to participate in the activities of the Professional Day organized by the Gulf English School in March 2014 through a special booth made for this occasion. Such activity was aimed to highlight students’ skills, noting that a heavy turnout was witnessed from students and visitors.
Sponsoring the Youth Educational Forum (Hemam Qataria):
With the aim to support the youth educational forum, Ezdan Holding Group has sponsored "Challenges and Prospects" event, on November 2013, in collaboration with Doha Youth Centre and Hemam Qataria for human development. The event targeted leaders, administrators, teachers, educators, parents, employees, and students, aiming at qualify them and develop their capacities on the management of national events, as well as to encourage the spirit of creativity and self-development among them in line with Qatar 2030 National Vision.
The 22 Million Trees Initiative:
In a unique initiative, and during its opening ceremony, Ezdan Mall has announced the launch of a new project under the slogan “22 million trees by 2022”. The endeavour is an arborization project in line with the community service approach adopted by the Mall in regards of Green Qatar. The initiative was launched all over Qatar in response to the national vision. It is expected to complete the planting of 22 million trees in various parts of Qatar on the projected date, as hundreds of trees has been planted in the Mall alone, and hundreds of seedlings were distributed to the guests and participants.
Supporting the Civil Defence Exhibition & Conference:
Ezdan Holding Group has always sought to sponsor the Civil Defence Exhibition & Conference in more than occasions. The initiative is aimed at raising awareness about the community, security and safety of citizens and expatriates. The initiative is organised also to get acquainted with the latest software as an effective tool in spreading awareness. The Civil Defence Department is the first in the world to organize such an exhibition, which includes the latest civil defence products educational workshops in this field.
Hosting Islamic scholars and advocates during Islamic occasion:
Ezdan Holding group is used to host Islamic scholars and public figures during all Islamic occasions; the most recent one is Sheikh Dr. Omar Abdulkafi during the holy month of Ramadan (2013) in which he delivered a lecture entitled “for the believers, full of pity and merciful” at La Perla Hall in the Ezdan Hotel Conventions and Conference Center. In this regard, Ezdan Real Estate Company has launched a promotional campaign and several major events for the benefit of all residents of Ezdan units, on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan. The campaign included the organization of a large number of religious seminars and lectures in all mosques of Ezdan villages, in coordination with the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs. In addition, Ezdan stressed its keenness to attract a number of outstanding Islamic scholars and advocates to share their thoughts on spirituality with residents and citizens at Ezdan villages.