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Posted On: 12 May 2016 04:19 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:16 pm

Qatar e-Nature Finals bring environmental education to life

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This year’s Qatar e-Nature Finals and Awards brought Qatar e-Nature, a digital app, to life in a unique and interactive setting. The four finalists – Abi Hanifa Model Independent School for Boys, Alkhansaa School, Birla Public School and Newton International – competed in a live quiz show-style competition that tested their knowledge of Qatar’s flora, birds, insects, mammals, reptiles and nature reserves.


The competition was a close affair with a three-way tiebreaker, which saw Abi Hanif School succeed as the winners – Alkhansaa School enjoyed second place and Newton International School third place. However, all participants were recognized and awarded for their efforts and commitment to becoming more environmentally aware.

The team of three students of the winning school Abu Hanifa Model Independent School received each a voucher worth 4,000 Qatari Riyals and a gold medal in recognition of their excellence. In addition, Al Khansaa Primary Independent School for Girls was second runner up school and each of the team received a voucher worth 3,000 Qatari Riyals and a certificate of achievement. The third and fourth place students received each vouchers worth 2,000 and 1,000 Qatari Riyals respectively. In addition, the four winning schools were presented with a Qatar e-Nature award.

Fawzia Abdulaziz Al-Khater, Director of the Education Institute at The Ministry of Education and Higher Education, said, “Promoting environmental awareness among Qatari students is among the educational goals for the Ministry of Education and Higher Education. We welcome all initiatives aimed at realising this important objective, such as the Qatar e-Nature school contest. We are glad to continue our partnership with Sasol and the Friends of the Environment Centre in this school competition, which will definitely enlighten our students about the beautiful and diverse nature of Qatar and the need to protect it. The contest was undoubtedly a challenge for the students which developed their abilities, skills, and expertise."

The event highlighted the value of Qatar e-nature, the application created by Sasol in partnership with Friends of the Environment Centre. Having recently undergone a complete redesign the new user-friendly version now features content in Arabic and English and works to supports Qatar’s National Vision 2030. It’s received three accolades in 2015, which included two prestigious local awards.

The free app can be downloaded from the Apple Store, Google Play Store, Windows Phone Store and on the Qatar e-nature website.