The recently-concluded World Youth Day celebrations in Qatar yesterday (August 12, 2018) were significant triumphs, with the Ministry of Culture and Sports (MCS) set to launch nine new projects for the youth next year.
The announcement was made by a senior official on the sidelines of the World Youth Day celebrations at Mall of Qatar yesterday.
Meanwhile, the Qatar Red Crescent Society's (QRCS) Volunteers Section and Al-Khor Branch have held a diverse sports and fun program dedicated to World Youth Day, ending with an event to clean the Eraida beach. Attended by many volunteers of different ages, the event was supported by Soul Soul Jeepers, who staged a parade to raise awareness about the cause of environment protection.
QRCS has numerous educative, qualification, training, and volunteering courses/programs for young women and men. The organization helps Qatar's youth gain knowledge and skills in various areas, adopt a culture of charity and volunteerism, develop themselves, and serve their society.
One of the most important projects of the MCS is ‘Youth Ambassadors’, which would enable young people to take part in events and activities held outside the country, explained Nasser al-Malki, head of the Youth Work Licensing Department at the MCS.
Accordingly, a database is being created at the Ministry to include all the details and information of willing young people, to nominate them for such occasions based on their skills and capabilities. Registration is set to open next month.
A MCS official pointed out that 17 youth centres around the country have organised different activities for the past two days to mark World Youth Day.
The celebrations included discussions on related topics, quizzes and competitions for the participating public, and interactive talks among young people on the best ways to enhance their participation in the country’s development.
The Director of Department of Youth Affairs, Abdulrahman Mohammed Al Hajri, explained that all the activities held on the occasion of the World Youth Day this year were prepared by young people, also targeting young people in Qatari society of different races and origins.
"The activities of the MCS for World Youth Day have been recorded on the international map of the United Nations, as Qatar is one of the most registered countries for activities in the region on this occasion so far, which is positively reflected on the state of youth in Qatar," he continued.
Under the global theme of 'Safe Spaces for Youth', Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General, issued a message: "The hopes of the world rest on young people. Peace, economic dynamism, social justice, tolerance all this and more, today and tomorrow, depends on tapping into the power of youth. Yet more than 400 million young women and men live amidst armed conflict or organised violence. Millions face deprivation, harassment, bullying and other infringements of their rights.
Young women and girls are particularly vulnerable".
To know more about Qatar's Ministry of Culture and Sports, check out their website and social media links below!
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