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Physics Olympiad team gets sponsor.

Qatar Petrochemical Company (Qapco) has signed a sponsorship agreement with Doha Independent Secondary School for Boys, which will represent Qatar in the 42nd International Physics Olympiad, in Thailand from July 10-18.

An official invitation from the presidency of the Physics Olympiad has been extended to four members from Qatar to take part in the Olympiad's committee meeting to share expertise and views with the participating delegations on issues relating to preparations of national competing teams in Physics.

Qapco is to sponsor the participation of Qatar's delegate.

The Physics Olympiad will be held for the first time in Qatar, and it is going to be organised by Doha Independent Secondary School for Boys, under the supervision of Qatar Foundation in the coming academic year 2011-2012.

A competing team of six talented Qatari students in Qatar will be nominated to participate in the International Physics Olympiad due to be held in the Estonian capital, Talinn.

The Olympiad will be open to the best students in Physics in all secondary schools provided the contestant is less than 20 years.

Qapco vice chairman and general manager Dr Mohamed Yousef al-Mulla expressed delight at sponsoring the Physics Olympiad while wishing the Qatari students all the best.

"We are happy to support this scientific and educational event, which would enhance the development of science and education in Qatar, and will contribute to creating a safe learning and healthy environment for our students. Qapco's sponsorship of this Olympiad is part of its strategy to support all the humanitarian and social activities established in Qatar. "

Qatar Foundation vice chairman and Doha Independent Secondary School for Boys Board of Trustees chairman Dr Saif Ali al-Hajri stressed that the participation of Qatar in such Olympiads will help increase the capabilities of Qatari students and raise the country's level of participation in international competitions. He added that it will also contribute to the discovery and development of talent among youth.

He thanked the Qapco management for their active role in supporting efforts which serve children.

Doha Independent Secondary School for Boys operator Gholoum Abdullah thanked Qapco for sponsoring the event saying that the school will be organising competitions between secondary schools, who will participate for the first time in Qatar, during the next academic year 2011 - 2012 under the auspices of the Qatar Foundation.

"The aim of this Olympiad is to increase the value of physics and boosting the scientific capabilities of our youth," he said.

Gulf Times Newspaper 2011

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Date:Jun 1, 2011
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