Sasol, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and Friends of the Environment Centre recently celebrated the winners of the Qatar e-Nature Schools Contest 2016
Abu Hanifa Model Independent School for Boys won the Qatar e-Nature Schools Contest 2016. Nearly 200 students representing 60 private and independent schools from across Qatar participated in the third edition of the schools contest. The final live round and awards ceremony was held at the City Centre Rotana Hotel. Fawzia Abdulaziz Al Khater, Director of the Education Institute, said, “Promoting environmental awareness among Qatari students is among the educational goals for the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.” This year the contest introduced a real-time quiz contest in front of a live audience. High-profile guests, students, teachers, parents and media were in attendance at the event. Launched in December 2013, the Qatar e-Nature application and website highlight flora, birds, insects, mammals, reptiles, nature reserves and, soon, marine life in the country. Sasol created the app as part of its corporate social responsibility programme in partnership with Friends of the Environment Centre. The app aims at supporting the objectives of Qatar National Vision 2030 to promote sustainable development by contributing towards an environmentally aware population. Within a short time, the Qatar e-Nature app has won a number of prestigious accolades in Qatar and around the region.