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Reception committee formed for Doha Youth Conference

focusQATAR announced their tenth anniversary programme , Doha youth conference on February twelth. The event is arranged at Qatar Sports Club,Al Dafna. A reception committee is formed for the success of the programme. N.K.M.Akbar Kasim(chief patron),Riys Vanimel(chairman),Askar Rahman (general convener),Abdul Naseer Panur, Aslam Mahi, Dr.Biju Gafoor(patrons), Zanjabeel Misri, Abdul Basheer(vice chairman), Abdul Shukoor, Shanavas Mthilakam, Anees Mahi(convener)are the members of reception committee. There will be four sessions including and focus ladies announcement ,cultural programme and closing ceremony.


Focus QATAR has new office bearers

focusQATAR, a socio cultural youth forum of Indian expatriates, elected it’s central office bearers for the 2015-17. Shameer Valiyaveettil was elected as the CEO and Askar Rahiman was elected as the Administration Manager. The new Finance Manager is Ashif Azeez.
Shameer Valiyaveettil is from Kottayam district of Kerala and is working with Engineering Service Dept. of Ministry of Interior. It’s the third time that he has been elected as CEO of the organisation. Askar rahiman is working with Qatar Aviation Services as Airside Duty Manager and is been elected as the second consecutive time as admin manager. Ashif Azeez is an IT engineer and working with a private consultancy company.
Other executive members are: Muneer Ahmed Mattool, Imthiyas Anachi (Dy. CEOs), Muhsin Kayakkool, Safvan Peruran (Admin Coordinators), Rashik Backer (Dy. Finance), Thajudheen Mullaveedan (PR Manager), Ameer Shaji (Dy. PR), Dr. Nishan Purayil (Healthcare Manager), Dr. Abdul Azeez Palol (Dy. Healthcare), Fayiz Elayodath (HR Manager), Anees Chettiyankandi (Dy. HR), Ameenurahman A.S. (Social Welfare Manager), Razi Rahman (Dy. Social Welfare), Jamshad Nasli (Events Manager), Abdul Wahab P.O. (Dy. Events), Hamad bin Siddique (Arts & Sports Manager), Firos Paikkadathodi (Dy. Arts), Ilyas. N.V. (Dy. Sports).
69 council members from 7 areas of focusQATAR unanimously elected the new office bearers during a youth conference held at Markaz Dawa. The election process were controlled by Naseer Panur and Zanjabee Misri.


focusQATAR conducted a Walkathon as part of Qatar National Sports Day-2015, on Tuesday morning at corniche. focusQATAR CEO Muneer Ahmed, Admin Manager AskarRahiman, Finance Manager AshifAzeez led the event. CEO conveyed a message to the youth to include sports activities in our daily routine.

Sports Focus

focusQATAR, conducted sports and games competitions titled ‘SPORTSfocus-2015’ for the expatriate Indians, supporting the Qatar National Sports Day. MadinaKhalifa Area won the overall championship in the event conducted at Al Furqan School, Luqta from 8am to 6pm. Dr. Abdulla Hamad Al Mulla, Secretary General of Qatar Sports Club, distributed the trophies and other prizes to the winners. Competitions were held among areas of Wakra, Hilal, Bin Mahmoud, Doha and MadinaKhalifa.  Members from QIIC and Insight Qatar were also participated in the event. Competitions were held for Football, volley ball, badminton, Arm wrestling, Chess, Walking race, Sac race and Tug of War. MadinaKhalifa area won 45 points to become the overall champion and Insight Qatar got second place with 25 points.focusQATAR Sports department manager Jashmeer Kasaragod led the event. Nisthar, Nagesh, Mohammed Rizwan, RiyasVanimel and Shihabudheen were the referees of the various team events. CEO Muneer Ahmed, Admin Manager AskarRahiman and QIIC General Secretary Ali Chalikkara addressed the gathering at closing ceremony.


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”.