Qatar Today - - CITY LIFE -

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.

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