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Al Shorouq children plant trees at Al Watiyyat Interchange

Al Shorouq children plant trees at Al Watiyyat Interchange

Tribune News Network
Doha
A group of students from Al Shorouq Model School for Boys participated with the Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ in planting trees at Al Watiyyat Interchange within Sabah Al Ahmad Corridor, in conjunction with the activities to mark the World Diabetes Day recently.
The event comes as part of ‘Qatar Beautification and Our Kids Planting Trees’ campaign launched by the Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads and Public Places in Qatar. The aim is to plant a million trees in coordination with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment.
The event was attended by Rashed Abdulrahman al Mahmoud, Qatar Diabetes Association; Hassan al Muhammadi, Public Relations and Communications Department manager at Ministry of Education and Higher Education; Abdulla Saad al Saad, Public Relations and Communications Department manager at Ashghal; CMC members Sheikha al Jufairi and Fatima al Kuwari; and Moza Ftais, administrative supervisor, Al Shorouq Model School for Boys.
On this occasion, Rashed Abdulrahman al Mahmoud said: “We were delighted to have been invited to participate in the planting activity today and highlight the importance of participation of entities and institutions from various fields in helping the association provide moral, material and awareness support to diabetics and their families. Such activities contribute to enhancing solidarity and building a compassionate society.”
He added that the ongoing campaign to plant trees around the country and increase the green areas will not only help preserve environment, but also lift the morale of diabetics and encourage them to engage in light sports activities.
Hassan al Muhammadi said, “It is important to carry out events and activities that allow students to practice on the ground what they learn in the classroom, especially with regard to instilling the values of belonging and raising awareness of the role of everyone in the development and beautification of the country.”
He added: “The keenness of the students of all age groups to attend the plantation event reflects the success of the campaign.”
Abdulla Saad al Saad from Ashghal remarked: “We are keen to involve all segments of society in the implementation of the planting and beautification campaign.”
He pointed out that planting the roads and areas is of great benefit as it encourages people to adopt a healthy lifestyle, adding that walking is very good under certain conditions for diabetics.
Sheikha al Jufairi said that the ongoing planting campaign will change the general image of Qatar and contribute to creating a healthy and aesthetic environment, and added: “Engaging young children is important for their future contribution to building their homeland.”

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