Qatar Foundation is holding the Akhlaquna Day ceremony this week to recognise socially-conscious and ethically-minded young members of Qatar’s community for initiating projects that seek to improve the lives of those around them.
The event – which will be screened live this Tuesday, 14 June at 6:30 pm from the Ceremonial Court in Education City – will see the winners of the fifth cycle of the Akhlaquna Award and the third cycle of its Akhlaquna Junior award.
Established in 2017 and built on the timeless, universal values exhibited by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Akhlaquna empowers and celebrates children and young people who develop projects that embody exemplary moral character and encourage others to demonstrate this character in their lives – making the initiative a driver of positive behavioural change in society, as it reinforces the interconnectivity between knowledge and morality.
Projects considered for the Akhlaquna and Akhlaquna Junior awards reflect at least one of four central moral values that are pivotal to building strong communities – mercy, honesty, generosity, and tolerance – with the initiative being an illustration of Qatar Foundation’s commitment to inspiring Qatar’s youth and all members of society to be active, aware, compassionate, and thoughtful citizens who improve their communities through their actions and examples.
The finalists for the latest cycle of the Akhlaquna Award include: Nutripedia, an educational platform that aims to enrich scientific content on nutrition in the Arabic language; the Strong Muslim Girls App, which enhances Islamic values among young female Muslims and provides an alternative to mainstream social networking sites; and the QLA Plant Clinic & Research Center, developed by students of Qatar Leadership Academy – under the QF Pre-University Education – to encourage people to respect plants and the environment.
All projects have been assessed by an expert jury and put to a public vote.
Akhlaquna Day ceremony
Meanwhile, the Akhlaquna Day ceremony will see students from schools across Qatar receive the Akhlaquna Junior award for being exemplars of good moral character in three age groups.
Fatima Saad Al Mohannadi, a 14-year-old Akhlaquna Junior ambassador and winner in the award’s first cycle who recently wrote a children’s book about autism, will be the event’s Master of Ceremonies. Keynote speakers are Qatari banker and mountaineer Fahad Badar, and Grade 7 student Khalid Al Shaibei from Qatar Academy Doha, who channels his passion for sports into contributing to the community as a volunteer.
Watch the ceremony unfold in Arabic and English on the Akhlaquna Qatar YouTube channel. The event will also be livestreamed at their website, akhlaquna.qa.
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