Large crowds enjoyed a range of fun, educational, and cultural activities at a recent ‘Our Heritage’ event in Qatar Foundation (QF).
The day-long event, which was held at the QF Ceremonial Court and Green Spine area in Education City, provided members of the public with an insight into the local traditions and values. Some of the offerings included Qatari board games, calligraphy activities, pearl extraction demonstrations, arts and crafts stalls, and falcon presentations.
Rodha Al Saadi from the community engagement team of QF said the event is a wonderful celebration of Qatar culture and heritage. She said that they were delighted to see so many members of the wider community come out and join ‘Our Heritage’ in Education City.
Our Heritage is part of our community-inspired events, which has been specially designed to highlight Qatar’s rich history, and help preserve and promote local traditions among the public. Community development is at the heart of everything we do here, and we’re dedicated to promoting cultural understanding and fostering social engagement through our many different initiatives.’
A number of QF centres participated in the event, including the Qur’anic Botanic Garden (QBG), Qatar Nanny Training Academy, Equine Veterinary Medical Centre (EVMC), AL SHAQAB, QatarDebate, Education City Mosque, and Qatar Music Academy. Each of these organisations hosted booths designed to introduce the public to their work and role in the community. EVMC had ponies and Arabian horses on display to explain proper horse care, while the QBG showcased a plant exhibition and organised a activities for children as part of its innovative ‘Fun & Learn’ campaign.
Neema, a mother who visited the event, said her son, who is four years old, had lots of fun, even created a two masks on his own.
I think the activities on offer are very engaging. I would definitely come back and visit when this event takes place again.’
For more information about events organised by QF, and to learn more about their Community Development initiatives, visit qf.org.qa.