Paris Saint-Germain Football Players Make
Dreams Come True at Parc des Princes
Qatar Airways, in partnership with Paris Saint-Germain
football club and Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, helped to
make the dreams of a select number of
children come true.
The partners brought children
from different backgrounds together for a once-in-a-lifetime
experience with the Paris Saint-Germain football players at the
Parc des Princes stadium.
The national carrier of the State
of Qatar has been a long-term supporter of EAA Foundation and this latest initiative saw
the collaboration with EAA’s schools, which uplifts children
facing barriers to education.
A dream come true, EAA Foundation
children embarked on a journey to Paris where they had the
opportunity to accompany the stars of Paris Saint-Germain onto the
field before their ‘Ligue 1’ fixture.
football, have an unparalleled capacity to empower and enlighten. They instill invaluable qualities in our youth - teamwork,
resilience, and the pursuit of excellence - values that resonate
beyond the sporting realm,” said Fahad Al Sulaiti, Education
Above All Foundation's CEO.
“Our collaboration with Qatar Airways
and Paris Saint-Germain has breathed life into these lessons, turning dreams into reality for these children as they join the
Paris Saint-Germain stars on the field. This experience transcends
the extraordinary; it's a powerful endorsement of their potential
and a shining example of what teamwork can achieve. It ignites a
spark that we hope illuminates their educational journey. On
behalf of the entire EAA Foundation, I extend a heartfelt thank
you to Qatar Airways and Paris Saint-Germain for their steadfast
dedication to empowering our future generations through education
and sports. Collectively, we're making an enduring impact.”
Combining the power of
education and football, the children created lifelong memories,
participating in training with the Paris Saint-Germain Foundation,
as well as exploring the beautiful city.
The journey was curated
to capture the excitement of Paris, experience the passion of
supporting one of France’s most successful football teams, and embody the
virtues of sport such as teamwork, co-operation, focus, and
“At Qatar Airways, we see the value in supporting and
inspiring young people who face barriers to education, which is
why we have supported the Educate A Child programme by EAA since
2014,” said Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive. “After hosting the biggest sporting event the Middle East has
ever seen, the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, we have come to see
the role of football in education and its contribution to the
overall development of young people. We believe that this
collaboration with Paris Saint-Germain football club and EAA
Foundation brings together education and sports to nurture young minds and inspire more children to participate in sports, which in
turn equips them with valuable life skills.”
Established in 2012, EAA currently works in
over 60 countries worldwide and has supported 15 million children
and youth access their fundamental right to quality education.
Qatar Airways has pledged its support to EAA
since 2014, and has raised
approximately QAR 19.2 million (approximately 37 million Chinese
Yuan) by collecting donations onboard and
matching those donations.
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