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Qatar Academy marks World Heritage Day

Qatar Academy marks World Heritage Day


Tribune News Network
Doha
QATAR Academy Doha, operating under Qatar Foundation's Pre-University Education programme, celebrated the World Heritage Day, on Tuesday, to raise awareness of the importance of protecting and preserving cultural heritage.
The event reflected QF's vision and commitment to utilising opportunities that engage and educate community members to enrich their experiences in the host country.
Using hands-on activities, teachers were able to mingle with presenters and performers and experts from Nomas Center. These experiences will help faculty members understand their students' cultural backgrounds and enable them to integrate different elements within the curriculum.
The event included an exhibition of traditional crafts, sports, dances, food, camel riding, Majlis tent, shooting, coffee preparation, and traditional games. A special corner was also allocated for"Duha seat" to demonstrate the morning ladies gathering.
The cultural day was organised by Sarah al Hajri, head of History Program, Academic Affairs, Pre-University Education and Maha al Romaihi, deputy director at Qatar Academy.
"This initiative will make students proud of their heritage and culture. We plan to expand this opportunity to engage all QF school members. We encourage schools to provide such activities for new hires to enable them to understand the different dimensions of Qatari culture," Hajri said.
Romaihi said,"I'm excited about this opportunity as these events bring a deeper understanding of our culture to the teachers and makes it easier for them to understand our students' lives, as the majority of our students are Qataris. It is very important for teachers to know more about their students and their backgrounds to come closer to them. It is a tool to establish stronger relationships between teachers and students."
"Vivian, my daughter, doesn't stop talking about how much fun she had at the Heritage Day. She has taken her Al Medood (Qatari Doll) set, and is playing with it at home after learning how to make them at the booth. She had the best day ever," said Kim from Korea.

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