Under the patronage of Minister of Education and Higher Education H E Dr Mohammed Abdul Wahed Ali Al Hammadi, the 6th Edition of the Qatar e-Nature schools contest concluded with an award ceremony that was held yesterday at Wyndham West Bay Hotel.
Sasol, the international integrated chemicals and energy company, launched the 2019 schools contest in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and Friends of the Environment Centre (FEC) last November.
During the contest, the Qatar e-Nature team visited many schools to promote awareness of Qatar’s rich natural environment and encourage schools to participate. Qualification rounds were held at Al Markhiyah Primary School for Girls during March.
The final round of the competition took place during the award ceremony, where the qualified teams competed to answer questions that tested their knowledge on Qatar’s nature and wildlife, all based on the information provided through the Qatar e-Nature mobile application.
Umm Salama Primary School for Girls school, emerging as the winner of the contest, was awarded gold medals and vouchers to the value of QR9,000. In second place was Lebanese school, winning silver medals and vouchers for QR6,000.
English Modern School – Al Wakra Campus came in third place, winning bronze medals and vouchers for QR4,500 while Al Shifaa Bint Abdul Rahman Al Ansaria School for Girls came in fourth, winning vouchers for QR3,000.
The ceremony was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Sasol, FEC, and the media. Students’ families and teachers were also in attendance supporting the various teams.
Fatima Al Obaidli, Head of Programs and Activities at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, said: “We are very pleased to witness yet another success with this year’s Qatar e-Nature Schools Contest. This social initiative is not only a model of an effective partnership between the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Sasol and FEC, but also a testament to the very fruitful results of fusing education, technology, and a passion for our environment.”
Friends of the Environment Centre Director, Farhood Al Hajiri added: “The Qatar e-Nature Schools Contest serves an important message to all members of society- that caring for and learning about Qatar’s rich environment is a shared responsibility. We thank Sasol and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education for their efforts and cooperation in making the Qatar e-Nature Schools Contest a successful vehicle in conveying that message and instilling environmental awareness in our younger generations.”