Four teams have qualified for the finals of the sixth Qatar e-Nature Schools Contest, launched by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Sasol and the Friends of the Environment Centre (FEC). The quarter and semi-finals were held at Al Markhiya Primary School for Girls earlier this March.
The four finalists, Al Shifaa Bint Abdul Rahman Al Ansaria Primary School for Girls (Um Salal Mohammad), Umm Salama Primary School for Girls (Al Rayan), English Modern School (Wakra Campus), and Lebanese School (Dafna), will compete in the final round next month. Winners will receive trophies, medals, and vouchers of up to QAR9000 for the top team.
The qualification rounds, which took place over the last two weeks, was participated by 339 students from 60 governmental schools and 53 private schools across Qatar. The teams competed by answering questions about plants, mammals, insects, reptiles, birds, marine life and nature reserves in Qatar, based on information available on Qatar e-Nature app and website.
Fatima Al Obaidli, Head of Programs and Activities at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, said that the contest plays a significant role in educating students about nature in an enjoyable and informal learning environment. She said that each team proudly represented their school and showcased their abilities and knowledge of Qatar’s diverse wildlife.
Friends of the Environment Centre Director Farhood Al Hajiri said they are thrilled to see students competing to gain knowledge of Qatar’s rich environment.
Qatar e-Nature Schools Contest equips our future generations with important knowledge and awareness of our nature and environment, and we thank Sasol and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education for supporting this initiative.’
Jack Saba, Sasol General Manager of Public Affairs, said they are impressed with the level of enthusiasm in this year’s edition of Qatar e-Nature Schools Contest. He said that these annual contests are testimony to the value of Qatar e-Nature in effectively promoting environmental awareness among the younger generation.
Qatar e-Nature, a leading Sasol corporate social responsibility initiative, is the first smartphone application of its kind, highlighting Qatar’s rich environmental diversity that offers detailed information about the country’s flora, birds, insects, mammals, reptiles, marine life and nature reserves. In cooperation with FEC, Sasol developed this application in Arabic and English, with the aim of promoting sustainable development by raising the community’s environmental awareness.
For more information about Qatar e-Nature contest, visit enature.qa.