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When it comes to the selection of higher education, parents and students have the tendency to choose the conventional courses that are familiar to them, or considered as the most prestigious.  However, selection of higher education courses must be done according to one’s aptitude, interest and the ability to pursue such an interest.  focusQATAR creates an opportunity through Differential Aptitude Test, to discover one’s aptitude on career selection.

The Differential Aptitude Tests (DATs) are designed for use in educational and vocational guidance and are used by school counsellors, personnel officers, psychologists and all persons concerned with assessing the intellectual characteristics and educational or vocational aptitudes of adolescents.  They are group-administered tests of cognitive skills, divided into eight subtests. The subtests are Verbal Reasoning, Numerical Ability, Clerical Speed and Accuracy, Abstract Reasoning, Mechanical Reasoning, Space Relations, Spelling and Language Usage.

DATs can be used to help an individual:

Choose among educational and career options based on strengths and weakness; help an individual understand why they do well or poorly in certain subjects; can suggest new career options not previously considered; change or raise educational and career aspirations.

fQ has been conducting EDUfocus program since 2008.

LaaTusrifoo-Don’t be Excessive:  campaign on food wastage.

“LaaTusrifoo (Don’t be Excessive)” was one of the ECOfocuscampaign that has got wide appreciation from different walks of life in Doha. It was conducted in association with theme “Think, Eat, Save” of World Environmental Day celebration of 2013.The various programs conducted as part of the campaign were:

  •   Short Film Competition
  •   Left-Over Food Recipe Competition
  •   ECOcanvas – Awareness through paintings
  •   ECOtour – Visit to the mangroves in Qatar
  •   Public Seminars

The campaign conclusion held at Qatar Sport Club, Doha on 30 June 2013 was inaugurated by Dr. Sheikh Muhammad Al Thani, Director of Public Health, SCH. Famous Islamic scholar & speaker from Kerala, Mr.Cheriamundam Abdul Hameed Madani delivered the key note address on the topic “Theology of Health”.