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Tarsheed works with mission-driven initiatives to support innovations while integrating best practices as they mature to self-sustaining organizations. The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies established Tarsheed to facilitate initiatives and organizations that aim to contribute to achieving the Qatar 2030 Vision by providing technical assistance and implementation support. Based in Doha, Qatar, Tarsheed provides mechanisms for improving efficiency, ensuring sustainability, and incorporating best practices in project and program implementation. 


Our  name, Tarsheed, is an Arabic word that has several meanings, including: guiding with wisdom, to act with maturity and responsibility, and to raise awareness and enlighten thinking. These concepts capture the core principles guiding our work.


Tarsheed's mission is to enhance initiatives in the healthcare and education sectors by developing their institutional capacity.



Tarsheed works in partnership with foundations, businesses, and public and private ventures to ensure initiatives have a firm foundation in the critical knowledge and training required to establish strong, sustainable, and impactful organizations. We do our work through:

  1. Providing management and administrative advisory services to educational institutions.
  2. Providing management and administrative advisory services to establish a private hospital in Qatar.
  3. Assisting organizations to draw on scientific research and best-practices methodologies.
  4. Building capacity by making available an extensive cadre of technical experts to ensure that initiatives can capitalize on relevant and reliable networks of knowledge and support.
  5. Conducting feasibility studies for implementation of programs.
  6. Assisting organizations in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation programs.
  7. Organizing lectures, seminars, and conferences for professionals and practitioners to raise awareness and encourage exchange of ideas. 
  8. In our work, we rely on ongoing research conducted by organizations throughout the world. In particular, we look at research coming from institutions based in Qatar and the Arab region.

LocationDiplomatic Area-Zone 66
Al Mabahij Street-Villa No. 136
Doha, Qatar
Contact
Phone: +974 40358797
Email: info@tarsheed.com
P.O. Box: P.O. Box 15810, Doha, Qatar

The Arab International Academy was founded in Doha, Qatar in 2015 with the goal of establishing a high level, private school with Arab and international standards in Qatar.  To achieve that goal, we have drawn on the very best of Arab and international thinking in our choice of curriculum and approaches to education in the 21st Century. In order to ensure success, we have hired some of the best talent from the Arab and international communities to work on this project. AIA is configured according to the criteria of the International Baccalaureate program for all levels from Kindergarten through High School.

website: www.aia.qa


Samia Bishara Rizeq Managing Director
Samia Bishara Rizeq is the Managing Director of Tarsheed, leading and overseeing the operations of Tarsheed and all its projects. She is a social planner and researcher with long experience in planning and managing programs related to family counseling, domestic violence, child development, and child abuse prevention and teen empowerment projects and programs.

Prior to joining Tarsheed, Samia was the Director of the Training and Consultancy Division at the Jordan River Foundation (JRF). She was responsible for setting up the ‘Knowledge, Skills, and Tools’ arm of the Foundation, a new type of initiative offering sustainable quality trainings to development practitioners and public institutions and building a network of partners at the local, regional and international levels.

Samia also served as the Director of the Child Safety Program (CSP) for the Foundation, an internationally recognized Arab model for child safety. She was the Manager of Queen Rania Family and Child Center (QRFCC) from 2004 to 2013, a prevention program that falls under the umbrella of the foundation’s Child Safety Program. Prior to joining JRF, Samia was the Director of the Family Center in East Jerusalem, a center that provides psychosocial services for domestic violence victims. She has also managed a family daycare project in East Jerusalem. Samia holds both a Masters and BA degree in social work.
Dr. Amer Chaikhouni Director of DDK Hospital Project
Dr. Amer Chaikhouni is the Director of Die Deutsche Klinikum (DDK) Hospital Project . He graduated from Aleppo University Medical School in Syria in 1974 and earned certifications from the American Board of Surgery in 1981 and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery in 1983.

Dr. Amer has worked at the Medical University of South Carolina as an Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery from 1983 to 1985. He has further been assigned as a consultant at Hamad General Hospital in Qatar (1985-1996), where he has established the cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery and kidney transplantation departments.

Furthermore, he has directed the Cardiac Surgery at Al-Salam Hospital in Aleppo–Syria (1996-2006); established Aleppo University Cardiovascular Center during his service as CEO (2004-2006); and acted as a Senior Consultant in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Hamad Medical Corporation in Qatar (2006-2015).

Dr. Amer has also participated in establishing Qatar Heart Hospital (2007-2011), and has been working as an Associate Professor of Clinical Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill-Cornell Medical College in Qatar from 2008 to 2015.
Mahmoud Amra Superintendent
Mahmoud Amra is Superintendent of Arab International Academy. He holds a Master’s degree in Physics from Leipzig University in Germany along with a Master’s degree in Education from Birzeit University in Palestine.

He has taught Physics and Mathematics at university and school levels for many years before moving to school administration. Mahmoud has occupied several administrative positions, which include the Principal of the Friends School, a renowned private IB school in Palestine. Furthermore, he contributed to the establishment of several educational non-governmental organizations in Palestine and served as a member of their board of trustees for many years.

His participation in many national committees the latest of which was the Committee for Professional Development of Principals in Palestine, contributed significantly to the maturation of planning, curriculum development and teacher training.

Mahmoud has provided training in teaching-strategies and distance-learning for university and school teachers. His experience and work show his genuine interest for international programs; most evidently by obtaining the IB MYP authorization for the mid-level and IB Diploma for the upper secondary level at the Friends School.
Samia Bishara Rizeq Managing Director
Samia Bishara Rizeq is the Managing Director of Tarsheed, leading and overseeing the operations of Tarsheed and all its projects. She is a social planner and researcher with long experience in planning and managing programs related to family counseling, domestic violence, child development, and child abuse prevention and teen empowerment projects and programs.

Prior to joining Tarsheed, Samia was the Director of the Training and Consultancy Division at the Jordan River Foundation (JRF). She was responsible for setting up the ‘Knowledge, Skills, and Tools’ arm of the Foundation, a new type of initiative offering sustainable quality trainings to development practitioners and public institutions and building a network of partners at the local, regional and international levels.

Samia also served as the Director of the Child Safety Program (CSP) for the Foundation, an internationally recognized Arab model for child safety. She was the Manager of Queen Rania Family and Child Center (QRFCC) from 2004 to 2013, a prevention program that falls under the umbrella of the foundation’s Child Safety Program. Prior to joining JRF, Samia was the Director of the Family Center in East Jerusalem, a center that provides psychosocial services for domestic violence victims. She has also managed a family daycare project in East Jerusalem. Samia holds both a Masters and BA degree in social work.
Dr. Amer Chaikhouni Director of DDK Hospital Project
Dr. Amer Chaikhouni is the Director of Die Deutsche Klinikum (DDK) Hospital Project . He graduated from Aleppo University Medical School in Syria in 1974 and earned certifications from the American Board of Surgery in 1981 and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery in 1983.

Dr. Amer has worked at the Medical University of South Carolina as an Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery from 1983 to 1985. He has further been assigned as a consultant at Hamad General Hospital in Qatar (1985-1996), where he has established the cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery and kidney transplantation departments.

Furthermore, he has directed the Cardiac Surgery at Al-Salam Hospital in Aleppo–Syria (1996-2006); established Aleppo University Cardiovascular Center during his service as CEO (2004-2006); and acted as a Senior Consultant in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Hamad Medical Corporation in Qatar (2006-2015).

Dr. Amer has also participated in establishing Qatar Heart Hospital (2007-2011), and has been working as an Associate Professor of Clinical Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill-Cornell Medical College in Qatar from 2008 to 2015.
Mahmoud Amra Superintendent
Mahmoud Amra is Superintendent of Arab International Academy. He holds a Master’s degree in Physics from Leipzig University in Germany along with a Master’s degree in Education from Birzeit University in Palestine.

He has taught Physics and Mathematics at university and school levels for many years before moving to school administration. Mahmoud has occupied several administrative positions, which include the Principal of the Friends School, a renowned private IB school in Palestine. Furthermore, he contributed to the establishment of several educational non-governmental organizations in Palestine and served as a member of their board of trustees for many years.

His participation in many national committees the latest of which was the Committee for Professional Development of Principals in Palestine, contributed significantly to the maturation of planning, curriculum development and teacher training.

Mahmoud has provided training in teaching-strategies and distance-learning for university and school teachers. His experience and work show his genuine interest for international programs; most evidently by obtaining the IB MYP authorization for the mid-level and IB Diploma for the upper secondary level at the Friends School.
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