DOHA: The Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoEHE) has honoured the schools and students winners of the Future Qatar competition, which was launched in September in cooperation with Microsoft Qatar to promote sustainability and adopt technological capabilities toward innovative solutions to sustainable and environmental challenges.
The awarding ceremony was attended by Minister of Education and Higher Education HE Buthaina bint Ali Al Jabr Al Nuaimi.
Assistant Undersecretary for Education Affairs at the MoEHE Maha Zayed Al Ruwaili and General Manager of Microsoft Qatar Lana Khalaf awarded the certificates to the winning students and supervisors in the competition.
The competition included implementing technology to innovate solutions to environmental problems, as well as designing more sustainable cities and communities by using Minecraft Education.
The awarding ceremony included a presentation of the projects that participated in the competition from 59 public schools, as well as footage of the final judging. This gave an idea about the innovative work of the students, especially since the winning projects demonstrated high levels of creativity and thinking, reflecting the promising capabilities of the next generation of innovators, engineers and urban planners.
E-Learning Consultant at the MoEHE Wadha Al Marri said that one of the objectives of the competition is to enhance the concept of sustainability among students in Qatar and help transform the country into a sustainable one which aligns with the Qatar National Vision 2030, as well as discovering talents, enhancing students' digital capabilities and becoming a platform for inspiration and continuous learning.
Al Marri further stated that male and female students from various government schools and all educational levels participated in the competition and showcased creativity in designing sustainable cities that take into account the environment and the population's social and economic needs. This demonstrated their creativity and innovation and their ways of providing inspiring solutions to future sustainable challenges.
For her part, the General Manager of Microsoft Qatar praised the collaborative work between the MoEHE and Expo 2023 Doha in organizing the competition. She also highlighted the level of creativity shown by the students during the competition.
Student from Al Khor Preparatory School for Girls Ghalia Sultan Al Hamidi, on behalf of the honorees, appreciated the initiative of holding this competition and its role in encouraging students to innovate, address environmental challenges and make Qatar more sustainable in the future.