Posted on September 29, 2018

Qatar Charity (QC) has launched the third edition of its ‘Future’s Writers’ programme, under the patronage of HE the Minister of Culture and Sports Salah bin Ghanem bin Nasser al-Ali, with the aim of promoting young Qatari talents.

The launch took place during a ceremony held in the House of Wisdom at the ministry’s headquarters. The ceremony was attended by Ibrahim Hashim al-Sada, president of the Qatari Forum of Authors and adviser to HE the Minister of Culture and Sports; Mohamed Rashid al-Kaabi, assistant to the CEO in the Communication and Resource Development Sector at QC; Masoud al-Yami, manager of Communications at Qatar University; Aisha al-Kuwari, CEO of Dar Rosa Publishing; Dr Latifa al-Darwish, media representative of Khair Jalees Book Club; Ahmed al-Ali, director of QC’s Media and Communication Department; Adel Lamy, director of QC’s Public Relations Department, Ahmed Abdullah and Adel Abdullah, both mediapersons; and other officials. 

Addressing the ceremony, al-Kaabi said: “Qatar Charity is pleased with the good results and impact of the ‘Future’s Writers’ programme, the most important of which is providing promising writers in the cultural arena of our country. Moreover, both edition of the programme (first and second) were widely accepted and highly appreciated.” The first edition’s work has been translated into Russian in co-operation with the Ministry of Culture and Sports and presented at the Moscow International Book Fair this month, he noted. Al-Kaabi said the third edition is comprehensive, and students from all academic stages (primary, preparatory and secondary) and from any school operating in Qatar, including government, private and international, can participate in the competition. 

He stressed the determination of Qatar Charity to continue with its efforts to develop this programme, extending his gratitude to all the partners – including the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Ministry of Culture and Sports, Qatar University, Qatari Forum for Authors, Dar Rosa Publishing, Khair Jalees Book Club and the programme’s sponsor, Barwa Bank.

The ceremony also witnessed the participation of two winners in the second edition, Mohamed Abdullah al-Marri and Sharifa al-Ansari, who thanked all the partners and supporters of the programme, which contributes to the discovery of young talents in Qatar. On the sidelines of the ceremony, Ibrahim Hashim al-Sada, President of the Qatari Forum of Authors and Adviser to HE the Minister of Culture and Sports, said that the ministry is pleased with its partnership in the programme which brought together many individuals and institutions interested in culture and literature, considering that this partnership is an opportunity to create a better cultural future. Aisha al-Kuwari, CEO of Dar Rosa Publishing, said both Qatar Charity and Dar Rosa have the same goal within the framework of this programme and it is to support Qatari authors and young talents. She also confirmed all support for this edition through printing, publishing and distributing. Dr al-Darwish said the club encourages people to read literature, considering that “investment in human minds is the best of all”.

QC, in co-operation with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, had held an introductory meeting at the ministry to explain the idea of the programme, additions and amendments made to the current edition as well as mechanisms of the competition and the conditions of participation. The ‘Future’s Writers’ programme is a QC project implemented within Qatar. It is concerned with the development of students’ writing skills through a competition.

source: Gulf Times

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