Akhlaquna Day ceremony honours children and young people who embody morals, values, and ethical behaviours – and inspire others through their actions

HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, awarded the winners of the third cycle of the Akhlaquna Award and the inaugural Akhlaquna Junior Award, during a special ceremony in Education City.

The Akhlaquna Award went to the student-led initiative, Yes, I Can, developed by Noora Hassen Al Maslamani, Abdullah Ahmed Al Sada, Fahad Saeed Al Hamad, Roqayya Khan Khan, Ayub Mohammed Janahi, Ibrahim Aly El Feky, Abdullah Mohamed Al Ishaq, Shahed Salem Al Dosari, Nada Juma Aldos, and Ibrahim Yousef Dorzadeh. Yes, I Can aims to highlight the active role and contribution of people with disabilities. The team has organised numerous campaigns – including With Thanks, which highlighted the role of sanitary workers, and Our Land, designed to help protect Qatar’s environment.

Yes I can

Other projects shortlisted for the Akhlaquna award and recognised during the ceremony include Life Engineers, developed by Hamad Abdulla Aljumaily and whose main aim is to nurture future leaders through consultations, workshops, travel opportunities, and summer programmes; the Sign Language Translator, created by Noora Talib Almarri and Khalood Zaid Almarri, which is an application that helps sign language users communicate by translating their hand movements using a glove equipped with motion sensors.

The winners were decided by public voting and an expert jury.

Akhlaquna Junior Winners 

Grades 1 to 3 

  • Fatima Faisal Al Thani (Qatar Academy Al Wakra)
  • Hemyen Hamad Al Kuwari (Athaayen Girls Primary School)
  • Faisal Abdalla Al Shahwani (Ali bin Abdullah Model School)

Grades 4 to 6

  • Fahad Masoud Nabina (Qatar Academy Al Wakra)
  • Abdulla Rafea Al Ahbabi (Ali bin Abdullah Model School)
  • Al Hanouf Hassan Al Emadi (Qatar Academy Doha)

Grades 7 to 9

  • Fatima Saad Mohammed Almohannadi (Qatar Academy Al Khor)
  • Mariam Ameen Abdalaa Mohamed Abdalaa Ameen (Moza bint Mohammed Preparatory School)
  • Bhagath Krishnan (Birla Public School)

Giving the keynote speech at the Akhlaquna Day ceremony, Dr Mohammed Nowaimi Al Hajri of Qatar University said that the most important task in our world today is to raise children who have trust and honesty.

We must also be aware of the importance of the pivotal role of families and societies in bringing up our youth in an environment that is built on honesty and faithfulness, through our words and actions, so that this is reflected in our children. This responsibility is embodied in Akhlaquna and Akhlaquna Junior, with the goal of strengthening the role of society in cultivating honesty as a way of life for our youth.

The Akhlaquna Award was established by Qatar Foundation in 2017 to recognise members of Qatar’s community who demonstrate social awareness, compassion and thoughtfulness towards others, improve society through the example they set, and become leaders and agents of change.

Akhlaquna AwardThe award aims to emphasize the importance of the four values of mercy, honesty, generosity, and tolerance. This year, Qatar Foundation also launched Akhlaquna Junior, designed to honour students who uphold the morals and values that Akhlaquna seeks to promote and cultivate.

For more information about Akhlaquna Juniour Awards, visit akhlaquna.qa.