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Posted On: 29 January 2012 11:13 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:11 pm

Workshop an eye-opener for Brazilian, Qatari pupils

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The graduation ceremony of 40 Brazilian and Qatari students from BibliASPA (Brazil), Qatar Leadership Academy (QLA) and Qatar Academy (QA) was held yesterday at the Katara. The students have been participating in a 9-day workshop featuring a cross-culture media-focus programme under the theme “Brazil to Qatar: One world, many stories”. Students gave presentations of their joint work groups during their 10-day trip organised by Qatar Foundation International (QFI). QFI had partnered with National Geographic to integrate a Photo Camp and teach digital storytelling during the 10-day exchange trip. In support of the learning objectives, National Geographic photographers and QFI staff taught students how to use photography and video to communicate their ideas and explore their own communities through the camera’s lens. In addition to teaching the students these important technical skills, QFI and National Geographic staff worked closely with the students to reflect on their experiences while in Qatar turning the raw materials they have produced of photos, videos, journal entries into digital stories. The students expressed their joy at the unique experience that has opened their minds in a practical manner to the cultures of others. Cludia Assef, Charge de’Affaires at the embassy of Brazil in Doha, pointed out that though the Arab world and South America are geographically far off, the two cultures are close to each other. Gulf Times