Sasol,  together with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and the Friends of the Environment Centre (FEC) announced the launch of the sixth edition of the Qatar e-Nature Schools Contest.

Sasol LogoOrganised by Sasol, the Qatar e-Nature Schools Contest encourages students to discover Qatar’s rich nature, learn about the country’s environmental diversity, and engage in fun, interactive learning activities.

The contest covers all primary schools in Qatar, with each participating school represented by a three-member team formed from students in the Primary 4, 5 and 6 levels.

Taking place between December and April, the contest consists of four main stages. The first is the preparation stage, during which the schools hold internal contests to form teams. This is followed by the quarter finals, the semi-finals, and the finals.  Four winning teams will be honoured in an awarding ceremony, where they will receive special trophies and vouchers worth at least QAR9000.

Qatar E-Nature Contest

During the various stages of the competition, students will answer live questions covering various topics about nature such as flora, birds, insects, reptiles, mammals, fishes, and nature reserves in Qatar, based on information in the Qatar e-Nature application and its bilingual (Arabic-English) website.

Fatima Al Obaidli, head of programmes and activities at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education,  said the aim of the e-Nature contest is to educate the youth and use technology in the process.

We thank Sasol and the FEC for their efforts, and we are pleased to continue our cooperation with them to achieve the best results from this leading initiative.’

According to FEC Director Frahood Al Hajiri,  Qatar’s environment has a lot to offer, and society needs to be aware of the importance of the country’s nature.

From day one, we believed in Qatar e-Nature’s ability to promote this message and entrench environmental values. We are proud to be working with Sasol for the sixth year running, and we thank the Ministry for its support.’

Qatar e-Nature, a Sasol initiative, is the first smartphone application of its kind, highlighting Qatar’s rich environmental diversity and offering detailed information about the country’s flora, birds, insects, mammals, reptiles, marine life and nature reserves. Sasol has coordinated with FEC to develop this application in Arabic and English, to promote sustainable development and raise the environmental awareness of the community.

The Qatar e-Nature Schools Contest attracts more schools every year. 107 primary schools participated in 2018 compared to 84 in 2017.

The user-friendly Qatar e-Nature app is available for download free of charge from Apple Store, Google Play store, and through the website Updates are also available on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram