HE Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation (QF), attended the opening ceremony of the Education Forum on Heritage and Identity at Katara Cultural Village this week.

The forum was organised by the Education Development Institute (EDI), part of the QF Pre-University Education (PUE), in cooperation with Qatar National Committee for Education, Culture and Science – under the Ministry of Education and Higher Education –  the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the Ministry of Culture and Sports.

The opening remarks were delivered by Minister of State, HE Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al Kuwari, followed by an introductory speech on national identity by Director of Wijdan Cultural Center, Dr Jassim Sultan.

The opening ceremony was also attended by other officials from Qatar Foundation.

Students of QF schools performed a traditional operetta entitled My Heritage is My Identity, organised by Sara Al Hajri, Head of Qatar History and Heritage at EDI, and composed and directed by Faisal Al Tamimi.

The two-day forum also featured a number of activities that highlighted the national programme subjects, as well as sessions and discussions led by heritage experts on topics like ‘The Role of Heritage in Promoting Identity’ and ‘Preserving Heritage’.

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