Land given calls for groundbreaking celebration
Posted on Sunday the 22nd of January 2012
By: Mr. Derek Vallesteros / Abby Elbambo
Philippine School Doha groundbreaking ceremony was held last January 14 at the premise of the projected permanent school at Mesaimeer area, beside the Pak Shama School behind the Roman Catholic Church of our Lady of the Rosary, Qatar. The new building will be constructed on a 14,375 square-meter piece of land given by the Qatari government as part of the conformity with the Philippine government.
"The long wait is finally over and the new challenge has just begun," said the Principal of the School Dr. Alexander S. Acosta, who along with board of trustees vigilantly set down a master plan of a contemporary institution that can stage other schools here in Qatar in terms of scholastic brilliance and be able to provide outstanding service to the increasing population of Filipinos.
It is said to be that the soon to be rise institution is a multi-million school building which is estimated to cost more than QR 60 million. Mr. Gerardo Macasa Jr., BOT Chairman, said that the school will be fully equipped in two years. He cited that the development needs a huge fund. PSD is eager to arrange this amount through their different fund raising activities with the support of the PSD Parent-Teachers Association. The school principal believed that the project will be built in two years.
The Ceremonial dig was participated by guests from the Ministry of Interior, the Philippine Ambassador of Qatar, Founding President of PSD, Founding Community Volunteer, Founding Faculty Member, PTA BOD Chairman and the SSG President.
It can be recalled that the signing of the land titles took place last October 16, 2011. This was held in the BOT room of PSD with H.E. Crescente Relacion.
Philippine School Doha was founded in 1992 with only 33 students to start the school opening. Now, more than 2530 students are currently enrolled for the school year 2011-2012.