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About EAA

Opening up a world of education

Children love to learn. If they are denied access to knowledge, we also deny them the opportunity to change their lives for the better.


Dr. Mazen Jassim Jaidah

Chairman of the Executive Committee of EAA and Member of the Board of Directors of Qatar Foundation

Dr. Mazen Jaidah earned his PhD in Business Economics and Middle Eastern History from Harvard University. He is the first Qatari with a Master's and Doctorate degree from Harvard (MPP'96, PhD '08). His academic research extends to interdisciplinary fields and applies historical analysis, process modeling, and multi-case studies. His scholarly work has been introduced at a number of universities' libraries and cited in academic publications.

In the private sector, Dr. Mazen Jaidah is the Chairman of the Executive Board at Jaidah Holdings. His practical expertise in the business domain includes strategy development, organisational structure, corporate governance, and joint venture partnerships. Additionally his business experience extends to serving on boards of publicly traded companies and working with venture capital firms.

Dr. Mazen Jaidah is also a Member of the Board of Directors at Qatar Foundation.

He maintains an active role with the Harvard Community serving on a number of societies and councils at the University and organising events with the alumni association.


"Humanity will not overcome the immense challenges we face unless we ensure that children get the quality education that equips them to play their part in the modern world." -- HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser


14.5 million

enrolment commitments for OOSC




retention rate


Teachers trained


schools and classrooms