QCDC Concludes the “EmpowerAbility” Program with Honors and Celebrations

Recognizing Achievements in Empowering Youth with Learning Difficulties

QCDC Concludes the “EmpowerAbility” Program with Honors and Celebrations


As the inaugural edition of the “EmpowerAbility” program draws to a close, Qatar Career Development Center (QCDC), founded by Qatar Foundation (QF), celebrated the successful culmination of the innovative initiative dedicated to empowering people with learning difficulties.

The first edition of “EmpowerAbility” included workshops, interactive educational activities, and orientation sessions and concluded with the 16 participants contributing significantly to the National Sport Day 2024 activations at three locations across Doha, in collaboration with institutions such as Qatar Foundation, the Ministry of Labor, Qatar University, 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum, Katara, Qatar Society for Rehabilitation of Special Needs, The Dana Center for Girls, and Qatar Manpower Solutions Company “Jusour.”

On February 15, the closing ceremony at Multaqa in Education City honored the participating institutions, trainers, volunteers, and most importantly participants. Top three achievers received token awards, while all participants were presented with certificates acknowledging their commitment and acquired skills.

Saad Al-Kharji, QCDC’s Career Programs and Services Manager, beamed with pride at the ceremony, marking the program’s successful completion. “Seeing our participants graduate from EmpowerAbility fills me with immense satisfaction,” he said. “This program’s significance lies in its profound impact on their lives. By equipping individuals with learning difficulties with practical experience and essential skills, we not only prepare them join the labor market but empower them to truly excel in it. We are deeply grateful to our dedicated partners, participants, and collaborators, and I look forward to continuing and expanding this impactful initiative together.”

Designed to foster inclusive environments and cultivate essential employability skills, “EmpowerAbility” leverages national days to integrate youth with learning difficulties. Participants gain practical experience and crucial job-related skills like communication, teamwork, and social interaction, preparing them for seamless integration into the workforce.

The program reflects QCDC’s commitment to the principles of inclusive employment and accessible career development. Feedback from participants and families will inform future iterations of the program, ensuring it continuously evolves and meet the needs of individuals facing learning difficulties.