Ministers Of Education, Sports And Youth Laud Summer Activities For Students


(MENAFN- The Peninsula) QNA

Doha: Minister of Education and Higher Education H E Buthaina bint Ali Al Jabr Al Nuaimi hailed the diverse activities of summer centres and the engagement of students with their peers in those centres, which would definitely promote the students' positive behaviours and advance their various skills and talents.

This came during an inspection visit by the Minister to the summer centre at Khalifa Secondary School for Boys to review the activities and programmes offered by the summer centres to students during summer vacation in collaboration with the Ministry of Sports and Youth.

She lauded the strategic partnership between the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoEHE) and the Ministry of Sports in operationalising these centres, highlighting that the sublime objective of these centres is to encourage students to invest in their leisure time during summer vocation to optimally engage in beneficial activities.

For his part, Minister of Sports and Youth H E Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Thani underlined the importance of summer activities and their role to help young people flexibly handle the current requirements and diligently address the challenges, affirming that youth institutions in Qatar are proud of their records that abound with many supporting tools for the Qatari youth and empowering them through a social approach that includes them in the society and offers training opportunities, as well as support for summer and public activities.

The summer centres commenced their activities on July 1 and featured 1,109 participants from both genders in the first week activities, held in seven public schools.

The events included a multitude of programmes that best suited their diverse age groups, foremost of which were intellectual, physical, kinetic, art, social, awareness-raising, and technological activities.

In addition, such activities help build students' balanced personalities and hone their wide-ranging skills, in addition to training them on engagement, shouldering the responsibility and serving the society.

The school centres were equipped with highly trained administrative and educational crews to efficiently operate them during their full swing from July 1 to August 8. Each centre accommodates 300 students daily for four hours, from 9am to 1pm, aged between 6 and 18 years old.

Twenty-three centres and youth organisations distributed nationwide are witnessing significant participation from students. These centres and organisations offer various activities and programmes provided by various entities, including Friends of the Environment Center, Qatar Scientific Club, Social Protection and Rehabilitation Center (Aman), and the Ministry of Interior.

The activities held in these centres and organisations aim to cater to all interests and guide students to invest their vacation time in activities that enhance their talents and creative skills.

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