We are a group of families living in Qatar and learning at home who come together to celebrate our diverse world.

Questions? Come Talk!

Although we’re all volunteers, DHE members are happy to answer questions on homeschooling and share our stories!

Join us for a coffee meet up  on Saturday, 9 September! We’ll be meeting at the IKEA cafe, Doha Festival City, at 9 AM.  See you there!

 

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Join us for coffee & chat!

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Have you checked out our new logo? Congratulations to Omar Hamza Saiyed, our student designer, for his winning design. Our logo will be used on banners, tee-shirts, letterhead, and seals. Thanks so much, Omar!

Destination Imagination, a fabulous international program promoting creativity, teamwork, and problem-solving skills in children and teens, has come to Qatar through Al Faisal Without Borders.  This year, DHE got to be part of the action, with 3 teams participating in the adventurous challenges.

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Not only did DHE participate, their middle schoolers won the Tech Challenge! Well done, Star Builders team! We are incredibly proud of you. And well done to all of our participating students and mentor-moms and dads!

Ready…Set….Co-op!

Doha Home Educators is getting ready to launch our Spring Co-op 2017. But what exactly IS a co-op? And what exactly do home schoolers get from one?

Co-op is a shortened form of “cooperative” and as the name implies, a pooling of resources. In this case, it’s home schooling parents coming together for classes and social time. DHE has been doing co-ops since 2011.

 

Though some home education networks have elaborate cooperatives that cover base subjects and run throughout the year, we have a more modest offering here in Doha. As our space and time to use it are limited, we offer extension classes one morning a week for terms – one in the autumn, and one in the spring. (Yes, we know it’s February. Trust us – that’s spring here in Doha. By the end of March, it will be summer again!)

Our classes include cooking, PE, and introductions to languages, as well as hands-on science and hands-on crafts such as paper creations and crochet. It really all comes down to what parents can offer to teach. Whatever skills  our families feel that they can share become our classes for that term. It’s great fun, and a learning opportunity for all!

In addition to the learning benefits, home schooled students get a chance to truly spend time with each other. They learn how to interact, engage, and share ideas with peers as well as teachers in a new way. Socialization is not an issue at co-op!

Our newest co-op will open this week, and we’re excited to share pictures and experiences with you!

Nautae Sumus!

DHE is pleased to have our largest class ever at Regatta Sailing Academy!  Nearly 20 sailors are learning each week. Although most are beginners, we have a few advanced sailors on the water as well. Huge thanks to Sam, Matt, and Spike at Regatta who are teaching us!

DHE’s “Youngers” subgroup is designed for our youngest home educators, with more hands-on projects and social time.

Recently, our 3-8 year olds have been enjoying a lot of art! From a mosaics class to museum & drawing visits, our children have been able to explore art in various forms from different cultures and times. A huge thanks to the mums who help make this group happen – we love our littlest home schoolers!

 

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Once again, DHE members will be doing coffee and conversation for those who wish to learn more about the possibility of home schooling. Join us at IKEA from 9-11 AM this Saturday, 3 September!

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Join us for coffee & chat!