Gulf News Journal: Qatar Foundation International Becomes P21 Member

Qatar Foundation International (QFI) is now a member of the Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21), a national advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that young individuals are provided with tools needed to succeed in the 21st century.

“QFI strives to prepare K-12 students to be multilingual, culturally competent and responsible global citizens in an increasingly interconnected world,” QFI Executive Director Maggie Salem said. “We are thrilled to join P21 as the first member that focuses on the Arab world, namely connecting young people in the Americas and the Middle East through quality language and culture programs. We know that our unique perspective will contribute to the P21 community.”

P21 represents over 5 million members of the global workforce and is a collaboration between leaders in education, business and government sectors. Among its members are the American Federation of Teachers, Designation Imagination, Intel Corporation, Fisher-Price, AT&T and First Five Years Fund.

“Success in the 21st century requires students to develop attitudes and knowledge to participate in globally interconnected settings,” P21 Executive Director Helen Soule said. “QFI’s commitment to empower students to become engaged global citizens aligns with P21’s vision for learners to master the skills necessary to thrive in college, career and life.”