Posted on January 15, 2015

AlFaisal Without Borders Foundation (ALF) marked the kick-off of this year’s Destination Imagination Qatar (DI) program with a packed DI Skills Workshop to maximum capacity with 300 students taking part.

The event by ALF was organized by Stenden University Qatar students, as a series of didactic workshops in Photography & Photo Editing, Film Editing, Engineering for Illusions, Acting and Theater, Visual Arts & Sculpture and Augmented Reality. The workshops were designed to provide DI students with specialized skills they could then take back to their school teams and use to create the solution of their chosen DI challenge in one of the workshops subject areas. 

Ali Mare, Executive Director of ALF, said: “With knowledge and creativity comes innovation and the DI Program provides the opportunity for these students to hone these skills to present something unique to the appraisers at the DI Qatar National tournament held this Spring. Through the introduction of the DI Program to the region, ALF is committed to developing 21st century skills in students that take part in DI to empower and inspire them to be influential, ethical contributors to their society and the world.”

Huge turnout for AlFaisal Without Borders 2 [].jpgHe added: “We would like to extend our gratitude to Ooredoo and Agricultural Materials Company Ltd for their support and sponsorship of the DI Skills Program.  Also we thank Stenden University for providing students skilled in a problem-based learning approach, something which closely mirrors the creative process in the DI program.” Ooredoo was the Gold Sponsor for the event as well as Agricultural Materials Company and the event was organized by a Stenden student created company, LookFar Events, as part of the students’ major in International Hospitality Management with a Minor in Events Management.

Many Doha residents and companies came together to provide key experts to deliver the skills workshops including representatives from Qatar University, Qatar Photographic Society, College of North Atlantic Qatar, The Little Engineer, New Methods Technologies, Northwestern University Qatar, Qatar Robotics Institute, Nano Technologies and Katara. The event closed with an Anime show performed by Qatar Cosplayers.

Winners of the DI Qatar National Tournament will be able to showcase their talents and compete at the global DI finals to be held in May in Knoxville, Tennessee, US.

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