Amna Mahmoud Al Jaida begins a kuttab (a type of elementary school, primarily used for Islamic education) at home, educating children. She is one of the only two women in the city that run their kuttab.
With the support of Abdel Badie Saqr, Head of the Committee of Education at the time, Amna Mahmoud Al Jaida lobbies for the opening of a girls’ school. By 1953 the Ministry of Knowledge brought Amna Mahmoud Al Jaida's kuttab under its supervision.
The first formal school for girls in the country is opened in Amna Mahmoud Al Jaida's house.
Due to lack of space, the school shifted to a building rented from Mozah Darwish. It is soon known as Banat El Doha Primary School.
To accommodate a growing demand for girls' education Banat El Doha Primary School is moved to its current permanent site in Mshereib, now known as Liwan Design Studio and Labs. A second school for girls named Umm Almo'mneen is opened in Al Bidda.
Umm Almo'mneen closes and all students are transferred to Banat El Doha in Mshereib. Banat El Doha is eventually renamed Umm Almo'mneen.
A permanent library is added to the school. Amna Mahmoud Al Jaida was involved with the school's administration until the late 1970s, when she retired. Perhaps her most enduring legacy is her impact on her students, many of whom later became teachers.
Umm Almo'mneen school closed at the end of the 2005 academic term. From 2006 until 2016, the former school was converted into the Mshereib Art Centre, a set of studios and workshops for designers and artists.
In early 2019, the building was commissioned as part of the numerous conservation efforts in Qatar to become a creative hub.
After nearly two years of renovation and careful planning, Liwan Design Studio and Labs finally opened its doors.