Doha, February 01 (QNA) – Doha Learning Days Festival, an initiative by Qatar Foundations World Innovation Summit for Education, kicked off Wednesday at Msheireb Museums.

The opening ceremony honored the six 2022 WISE Awards winners – from Mexico, Qatar, Kenya, India, and the US- selected from among projects worldwide for their innovative approaches to pressing education issues and positive impact on their communities.

The event, which will run until Feb 4, will showcase local initiatives and encourage the community to take part in over 50 hands-on experiential learning activities with a strong youth empowerment focus.

HE Minister of Education and Higher Education Buthaina bint Ali Al Jabr Al Nuaimi delivered a special address during the opening in which she congratulated the awarded winners for their innovative and inspiring projects in addressing a number of global education challenges socially, environmentally, and economically.

“Such activities and projects urge educators to awaken motivation and reflect on education as a value and impact, to believe in the capabilities of young people, and the role of education in refining and investing these capabilities. And that always leads us to pose exciting challenges and inspiring competitions in which we target young people, not only to win awards and incentives, but for higher goals represented in employing science and knowledge to improve the quality of our lives, and the lives of others around us,” Her Excellency added.

Her Excellency pointed out that the interest in youth energies and directing them through optimal guidance has led the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, in cooperation with the Doha International Family Institute at Qatar Foundation, and a group of partners in the community, to launch a program called (Tansheaa) targeting young people by preparing and strengthening the aspects that direct their energies to benefit them and their communities, and at the same time protect them from everything that may cause the waste of the most valuable wealth, which is human wealth. She reiterated that progress depends on teamwork and collective innovation.

Beginning tomorrow, Thursday, 2 February, until Saturday, 4 February, evening sessions run from 5 pm to 9 pm with activities for all ages and interests.

Qatar Sports For All Federation (QSFA) will create an atmosphere for youth empowerment through a variety of sports activities including fitness sessions, an obstacle course, target shootout, badminton and tennis, and self-defense. (QNA)


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