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Tuesday, 07 February 2023 05:42 GMT

QF Honors Educational Innovators Through Qatar Spotlight


(MENAFN- The Peninsula) QNA

Doha: Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) honored on Tuesday the winners of Qatar Spotlight, in presence of the Minister of Education and Higher Education H E Buthaina bint Ali Al Jabr Al Nuaimi.

Qatar Spotlight - a joint initiative between Qatar Foundation and HundrED - aims to promote innovation in pre-university education, and to provide an opportunity to members of Qatar's educational sector to submit their innovative education ideas.

The Minister of Education and Higher Education expressed her pride and happiness in the innovations of students and teachers that contribute to making education an enjoyable and attractive experience, and instill the value of research and exploration among the students.

The ceremony at Multaqa (Education City Student Center) saw the honoring of the 10 winning projects from across Qatar namely: the biotechnology and biomedical engineering program by Qatar Science & Technology Secondary School for Boys; the Ethics Curriculum from QF's Qatar Academy Al Wakra; the Farm Your Country program by Al Faisal Without Boarders Foundation; Glocalization Initiative by QF's Tariq Bin Ziad School; the Museum in Residence Project by Qatar Children's Museum at Sherborne Qatar Preparatory School; the My Friend Robot project by Zainab Preparatory School for Girls; Quests by QF's Academyati; the Science and Sustainability Club project by QF's Qatar Academy Sidra; the Science Book Forum Project by Qatar National Library; and the Virtual Learning Resources project by Juwayriyah bint Al-Harith Primary School for Girls.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships at Qatar Foundation's Pre-University Education H E Sheikha Noof Ahmed Al-Thani said: 'We are pleased with the large number of innovations submitted to this initiative, an indication of the success of its first edition in Qatar. It reflects the ability of educators in schools throughout Qatar to innovate.'

'We are proud of the innovations presented today and their success in reaching the final stage, so that they can be recognized by people around the world. Every unique practice that can help children progress and thrive, however simple, is an innovation. We will continue to support educators and their innovations through our ongoing partnership with HundrED, and we invite everyone to apply and participate in the next editions of this initiative,' Her Excellency added

For his part, Executive Director of HundrED Lasse Leponiemi said: 'At HundrED, we have felt privileged to be able to work today and in the future with the Qatar education system. When we started the process in 2019 together with Qatar Foundation, we could not have imagined what was waiting for us. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world in early 2020, it was clear that the education sector was going through tremendous changes and challenges. Schools closed, we moved to distance and hybrid learning, and all over the world teachers were doing their best to support students.'

'Today, I want to congratulate all educators, teachers and other stakeholders. Through collaboration, dedication, and love of learning, you have managed to support young people through these challenging years,' he added.

Qatar Spotlight was launched during the 2019 LEAPS Summit. The initiative aims to promote innovation in pre-university education, and to provide an opportunity to members of Qatar's educational sector to submit their innovative education ideas, with Qatar Spotlight sharing the 10 most impactful and scalable submissions with a wider global network of educators.

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