Generation Amazing Celebrates Annual Completion of Schools Programme in Qatar
Generation Amazing programme
The annual programme, delivered in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MOEHE), sees children benefit from sport for development sessions that teach a variety of life skills, including leadership, communication and teamwork. The lessons also tackle issues like gender inequality, exclusion, bullying, climate change, and cultural barriers.
The goal of the programme – which is also active in Jordan and Oman – is to enhance the well-being of children, their families and the wider community through training, collaboration, creativity, and inclusion.
Generation Amazing Programmes Director Nasser Al Khori said they are proud to deliver the programme in the lead-up to the FIFA World Cup™ in Qatar. He said that in-person training is a key element of the programme – something they managed to implement smoothly following the challenges posed by COVID-19.
We have successfully set a strong foundation for the programme to become a core part of the curriculum provided in schools every year.
We are paving the way for sports development and showcasing the strong legacy Qatar 2022 will leave behind in this country and across the region.
MOEHE Educational Guidance Department Head of PE, Faisal Al Bader, said they are keen to support any initiatives that develop the curriculum and help the country achieve the goals set out in Qatar National Vision 2030.
Training for teachers
Part of the programme involved training local PE teachers at the new Generation Amazing Community Club in Lusail. Their training consisted of in-person and e-learning modules, after which the teachers delivered the sessions to their students.
Sherborne Qatar Deputy Headteacher Daf Keefe spoke about the programme’s impact. He said that it helped their students make new friends, develop teamwork skills and be respectful of each other.
Due to the pandemic, some students faced challenges which affected their physical, social and emotional health, so it’s great to have pupils enjoying sport again and seeing Generation Amazing play such a prominent role in their activities.
Generation Amazing was launched by SC in 2010 and is active in different countries around the world including Qatar. The foundation operates in alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, promoting inclusion and gender equality in its football for development programme. It has positively impacted over 750,000 people since its launch and aims to exceed one million beneficiaries before the end of 2022.
Visit generationamazing.qa to learn more about the initiative.
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