Awards celebrating individuals with noble values in society expand to welcome GCC applicants

Qatar Foundation is inviting young individuals and those with initiatives focused on spreading positive values and constructive behaviours in their communities to apply for the Akhlaquna Awards 2024.

The initiative, which was launched in 2017 by Qatar Foundation Chairperson HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, celebrates individuals and endeavours that embody noble values such as compassion, tolerance, honesty, and generosity within society. Applications are open now until 1 February 2024 across four categories.

Four categories

The Akhlaquna Junior Award, open to individuals seven to 14 years old, and the Akhlaquna Youth Award for 15 to 18 years old, require submissions through schools in Qatar.

The Akhlaquna Individual Contributions Award category accepts applications from Qatar for individuals 19 to 45 years old, focused on projects related to ethics, and for individuals from member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for individuals 25 to 45 years old. This expansion aims to broaden the initiative’s reach and underscore the message of moral values inspired by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Lastly, the Akhlaquna Appreciation Award category is dedicated to recognising individuals known for their loyalty and accomplishments in their careers and life journeys.

Positive and moral impact

According to Akhlaquna Project Manager Ahmed Yousef Al Malki, the Akhlaquna initiative actively strives to emphasise its profound positive and moral impact and goes beyond ‘mere recognition’. He said that the award fosters the cultivation of positive relationships, nurturing affection and a sense of closeness among community members.

Al Malki said that the impact of the Akhlaquna initiative is closely tied to community engagement and the favourable contributions they have observed, including students in schools actively dedicated to instilling good morals among their peers through diverse projects and activities. He added that former ambassadors continue to inspire others with their positive initiatives.

Al Malki believes that the launch of the Individual Contributions category for the Arab Gulf countries will have a positive influence on the Gulf community and further promote the initiative. This year, he said that their goal was to expand the initiative’s reach, ensuring it extends to every home, school and institution through our various activities.

We hold high expectations for this cycle, particularly with the addition of new categories. Our aim is to engage a broader group of students who are actively contributing to moral values and making a positive impact.

Al Malki also hopes that the Akhlaquna initiative will leave a lasting legacy by fostering positive, ethical interactions in society, following the moral values of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), and celebrating the impact of project owners as role models.

To submit an application or for more information about the awards, visit

Check out Marhaba’s FREE e-Guides for everything you need to know about Qatar.