Announcement From Ahmed Mohamed Family on Their Decision to Move to Qatar

“Our family has been overwhelmed by the many offers of support we have received since the unfortunate incident of Ahmed’s arrest. From the White House to Sudan, to Mecca, we have been welcomed by a variety of individuals, businesses and educational institutions, which have all provided Ahmed with real encouragement and the ambition to continue to work hard.

After careful consideration of all the generous offers received, we would like to announce that we have accepted a kind offer from Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) for Ahmed to join the prestigious QF Young Innovators Program, which reflects the organization’s on-going dedication to empowering young people and fostering a culture of innovation and creativity.

This means that we, as a family, will relocate to Qatar where Ahmed will receive a full scholarship for his secondary and undergraduate education.

Earlier this month, we were invited to visit QF and were hugely impressed by the state of the art facilities, community atmosphere and vast array of US and international campuses on offer in Education City.

My son Ahmed is very excited and said, ‘“I really enjoyed my time at Education City where I met other kids, like me who are part of the Young Innovators Program. Qatar was a cool place to visit. I loved the city of Doha because it’s so modern.   I saw so many amazing schools there, many of them campuses of famous American universities. The teachers were great. I think I will learn a lot and have fun too.”’

We are so thankful for all the wonderful and generous offers we have received from here in the U.S. and from all over the world and we truly appreciate the support shown to Ahmed and his education, which has of course been central to our decision. ”

​For more information, please contact:
Diane Frazier 
​Patricia Almand,