Posted on February 05, 2016

The Cultural Village Foundation-Katara has announced that it will launch a five-month programme under the theme ‘Our Culture is School’. The program which will start on Sunday will continue until the end of the school year in June.  It will include interactive educational tours for students from different school levels to Katara to introduce them to Qatar’s deep-rooted history, civilisation and heritage. 

Seven institutions will take part in the event — the Childhood Cultural Center, Poet Majlis, Qatar Music Academy, Al Gannas Association, Sout Al Khaleej, Katara Beach and Red Velvet Cupcakes. Each institution will introduce activities related to its objectives and programmes. For instance, the Katara beach activities will focus on Qatari sea heritage, including diving trips, the meaning of Al Dasha and Al Qaffal, types of pearls and details of Fateh Al Khair journeys.

Students also will come to know about various parts of traditional boats and their names and crew from top to bottom, instruments used in diving and sailing, and the study of stars to know directions in the sea. The activities of Al Gannas Association will introduce every Monday and Wednesday hunting instruments, types of falcons and preys, besides a workshop on how to handle falcons, how to build tent made of sheep hair, and how to make Arabic coffee. These activities will target middle school students and include practical activities to enhance some specific skills. 

Sout Al Khaleej radio will introduce its programmes section and studio while the Childhood Cultural Center will conduct educational activities to enhance skills of problem-solving, combating bad habits, planning and voluntary work. To make the activities based on interactive approaches, there will be competitions for students. Organisers have invited interested schools to register online by logging into Katara’s website: www.katara.net

source: The Peninsula

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