Qatar Foundation to Host a Variety of Ramadan Activities in Education City
Health, education and cultural traditions are the focus of Ramadan activities this year, taking place online and in-person within Education City.
Throughout the month, people from across Qatar are invited to participate in a range of family-friendly events, educational programmes, fitness activities and Islamic readings and lectures that encapsulate the core values of learning, culture and community connection at Qatar Foundation.
Qatar Foundation Chief Communications Officer Mayan M Zebeib said that Ramadan is a special opportunity to focus on values and traditions. Embodying these values, she said that celebrating the local culture and participating in new educational experiences is something they strongly believe in, at Qatar Foundation.
I hope our community will join us to explore the many events and activities for children and adults taking place across Education City.
Ramadan Cultural Nights / 3-8 April: Offered nightly, these edutainment activities for children and for adults alike, provide information about Islam and Ramadan from across different cultures, including how to implement and maintain healthy habits during the holy month.
Ramadan Storytime and Competition: Ramadan Storytime will be accessible via Instagram @QNL_children every Monday and Wednesday, from 5 pm to 5:30 pm. Stories of Islam will be narrated and children can take part in the weekly competition by answering a question on a Ramadan-related topic. Follow @QNL_children to participate.
Glow Run / 7 Apr, 10 pm: In conjunction with Qatar Foundation, TriClub Doha will hold the first Glow Run in Education City. Starting at the Chef’s Garden, the five-kilometre race is open to all levels and ages.
Minaretein (Education City Mosque): From the Saturday Kids Islamic Programs and Ladies Only teachings to a journey through the Qu’ran and preparing for Eid, there are multiple programmes and activities taking place at Minaretein.
Garangao Night / 5 April: A Garangao station at Oxygen Park will be available for children to collect nuts and candy goodie bags as part of the Ramadan tradition.
Kids Corner: Children can participate in workshops, Lego and robotics activities, arts and crafts, and educational games at Oxygen Park.
Embrace Doha / 31 Mar to 15 Apr: Taking place every Friday and Saturday at Oxygen Park, Embrace Doha will showcase Qatari culture and educate visitors about Islam and Ramadan. Activities such as face-painting, puppet shows, storytelling workshops, Sadu weaving, cultural sessions, Islamic geometry workshops, and Arabic calligraphy will be hosted and Qatari food will also be served.
Outdoor Cinema / 31 Mar to 15 Apr: Kids can enjoy outdoor screenings of Siraj episodes at Oxygen Park every Friday and Saturday.
CommuniSports / 2 Apr to 1 Jul: This is the third year that CommuniSports is offering sports and fitness classes in six locations during Ramadan, including at Education City Recreation Centre, Awsaj Recreation, EC Club House, Qatar Academy Msheireb Recreation, Qatar Academy Al Wakra Recreation Centre, Qatar Academy Al Khor Recreation Centre, and Multaqa Recreation.
Diabetes Awareness: Offering advice on fasting with diabetes, safe foods to eat and structured education on diabetes, these in-person and online activities will assist in monitoring and controlling diabetes.
Daily Iftar at Minaretein (Education City Mosque): If you would like to volunteer to help organise the daily iftar, please sign up here. You can also help raise donations to secure meals for Iftar daily, during Ramadan.
Meanwhile, Qatar Foundation’s edutainment series Siraj is returning this Thursday, 23 March, for its fourth season. Siraj features the adventures of its main characters Rashid and Noura, and tells the stories of eight prophets, each with an important moral. Episodes will continue throughout Ramadan on Qatar TV, and each episode will also be posted on the Siraj YouTube channel.
For more information about the different Ramadan activities in Education City, visit qf.org.qa.
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