FIFA World Cup™ Legacy Programme Highlights SC’s Commitment to Education
Educators and students around the world mark the International Day of Education every 24 January to raise awareness about the role that education plays to promote peace and development around the world.
The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC), which is responsible for delivering the infrastructure and legacy of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, places an emphasis on education throughout its work – notably through Josoor Institute, its education and training arm.
Since 2013, Josoor Institute has worked to build the capabilities of the sports and events industries in Qatar and in the MENA region in the run-up to Qatar 2022.
In particular, the organisation works to create a talent pool that can support the delivery of Qatar 2022, along with other mega sporting events, as a way of developing skills among professionals across the region in a sector of increasingly strategic importance and market share.
Josoor Institute Executive Director Afraa Al Noaimi said:
Through the delivery of high-quality education programmes, we are increasing the World Cup’s legacy in a way that will have an impact on generations to come.
We believe in the power of learning to transform lives and want to be a catalyst for growth in the sports and events industries throughout the region, so that more young people can have the necessary tools to organise world-class mega sporting events, as well as events in cultural and other domains, independently.
Al Noaimi thanked all educators for their efforts to empower different sectors, stressing the additional challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since the outbreak of the pandemic, which saw students switch to learning from home, Josoor Institute has been working closely with academic partner, SDA Bocconi School of Management, to make sure their flagship professional diploma programmes in sports management and major events management could be delivered seamlessly online.
As such, Josoor Institute and SDA Bocconi successfully delivered large sections of its programme online between March and December 2020.
Josoor Institute established a regular online presence by means of an ongoing series of webinars and panels on a variety of topics, including sports and events management, education and research, youth, environmental sustainability, and sports diplomacy. These were developed in collaboration with other teams at the SC, including the Technical Delivery Office and Generation Amazing, and with partner organisations including UNESCO and the University Campus of Football Business.
In the run-up to 2022, Josoor plans to produce specific online education offerings in sports and events management for the benefit of a wider audience across the MENA region. They will also continue to host webinars and online sessions for the broader public.
Another SC educational initiative is Tamreen, a programme targeted at students eight to 18 years old to help them develop skills in core curriculum areas such as mathematics, science, geography, art, Arabic, English and citizenship, while also gaining an understanding of the SC’s development goals and the lasting legacy of Qatar 2022.
In partnership with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, the Tamreen website offers teachers a complete toolkit, including guidance notes, information sheets, presentations, worksheets and quizzes. The toolkits can be used to form a comprehensive, in-depth look at Qatar 2022, or to highlight certain initiatives or areas of the curriculum – giving teachers, youth group coordinators or parents the maximum freedom when it comes to teaching.
Click here to learn more about Qatar 2022 education initiatives.
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