“Visual Arts” courses develop talent capabilities in Islamic decorations

The Visual Arts Centre of the Ministry of Culture and Sports concluded its month – long summer program two days ago. The Center has closed the curtains on activities with a course in anime painting conducted by the artist Hamad Al-Mutawa, which is open to all groups to introduce anime art.


Al-Mutawa revealed to Al-Arabiya that the 3-day course enables the talented participants to master the drawing of anime characters step by step, with their application on leather mobile covers, in addition to introducing the areas that can be benefited from by using this type of art in practical life. .


He added: These courses are an opportunity to learn, develop skills, refine and develop talents, and that direct contact between the trainees and the trainer enables the exchange of experiences.


He emphasized that the session had targeted the group of boys and girls aged 17 and above and had been part of the Centre’s training program at the Doha Event of the Islamic World Capital of Culture, which had included courses and workshops in all fields.


Ms. Hoda Al-Yafei, Director of the Visual Arts Center, told Al-Arab that the summer program was a rich and varied program and included 7 courses, the first of which was the “Expressions” course: the course presenter, is the artist Wissam Mahmoud Radwan, and included learning about the prominent engraving method on the linoleum mold and the various engraving tools, The inking of the typographical template and obtaining copies of black and white prints, as well as the areas that can be benefited from using this printing method.


Among the courses included in the program was the “Islamic Ceramics” course, presented by artist Sawsan Al-Shaar, during which she touched upon the art of ceramics, its techniques and tools, how to design Islamic decorations on ceramics, Arabic calligraphy and its types and how to employ it to obtain a suitable design for use on the ceramic surface, in addition to building with my techniques. Slices and molds for the production of (mural – jar – plate), the technique of extrusion and deep engraving and the process of burning in kilns.


Al Yafei said that the program included a training course on “Dishes on the Wall” presented by the artist Wasfi Issa Al Hadidi  Through which, he was acquainted with the art of ceramics, its techniques and tools, and the manual formation on the electric wheel, which is represented in the preparation of clay – the formation of clay – the burning process – the glaze.

“Qatar for the Blind” highlights the sport of “goal ball”

Qatar Social and Cultural Center for the Blind organized an introductory meeting on goalball for the blind, which was broadcast via the Zoom application, The event is organized jointly by the Center and the Qatar Sports Federation for Special Needs on the occasion of the celebration of the International Goal Football Day

Mr. Hossein Al-Haddad, International Game Referee and Head of the Implementation and Follow-up Section of the Centre of Light, lectured at the meeting, during which this sport, its importance for people with visual disabilities, and how it was practiced was made known. The lecturer indicated that goal football is considered one of the first sports in the world for people with visual disabilities, and it is played between two teams, both of whom consist of three main players and three reserve players. Each player puts a gang on his or her eye after undergoing several examinations, after which the players are classified. This band is placed with the aim of achieving equality between the players.

He added that each half lasted 12 minutes over two halves, separated by a rest of no more than three minutes, and pointed out that the game depended on the power of the throw, the speed of the intuition and the accuracy of the hearing, since the ball had a sound bell in it as it went to the rival team, which would help the other team to counter it.

Yesterday also witnessed the filming of part of the Qatari national team’s goal soccer training at the headquarters of the Qatar Sports Federation for Special Needs to learn how to play the game and its rules.

Al Dana for Girls educates its members about the importance of self-development

The Dana Girls Centre of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, in collaboration with the Centre for Support of Behavioral Health, conducted an Online lecture for its affiliates entitled “Self- Management and Development,” which was presented by the Certified Instructor Lulwa Al- Bin-ali. The lecture targeted girls aged 15 and over as part of the Centre’s regular community events and activities

The lecture aims at how to manage and develop the self, and to educate young people about the importance of exploring their feelings, ideas, abilities and capabilities, and developing them with the aim of positive returns in their own lives, and to become individuals with a positive impact in their society.

The lecture discussed several themes, including the definition and management of oneself – the importance of oneself in identifying human needs – planning to reach the stage of self-realization – the most important competencies that an individual must acquire to achieve oneself – how to develop oneself – the most important aspects that a young person needs in the context of development and upgrading and includes the spiritual, health, personal, family, social, professional and material aspects.

Benali pointed to the importance of such workshops for girls at this age, noting that we live in an age of technology speed and social media influence, which has greatly affected us and our children to achieve a happy life, which is not what is needed, emphasizing in this that peace, comfort and happiness lie within us and not what we have of the size of the house, the type of car, the model of the phone, or any other material thing.

A review of the journey of the novelist Shamma Al-Kuwari

As part of a new episode of the “Get to know a Qatari writer with Maria” initiative, presented by social media activist Maria Fernanda del Rio, the Qatari Forum for Authors sheds light on the career of writer Shamma Shaheen Saleh Al-Kuwari, a Qatari novelist who was born and raised in Doha and graduated from Qatar University and received her Master’s degree from Hamad Bin Khalifa University.


Maria reviewed the most important professional and literary writer’s stations and confirmed that she worked in the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs. She is an active media and social worker in women’s activities. She has also won numerous local awards in literature and culture, participated in numerous seminars and cultural events, and has contributed to social work and women’s activities in Qatar.


She also had a steady column in the Qatari newspaper, Al-Sharq, entitled Hadith Al-Qalam “the speech of a pen”, and she wrote in Al-Raya newspaper, and Al-Arab newspaper, prepared the Literature Garden and Small Talents page in the Lady of the East magazine.


Maria said that the Qatari novelist has a large collection of books,” We Sow Love”, a social story collection, published in 1995 and “The Strong Child”, a children’s story series published in the Kuwaiti Al-Noor magazine in the same year, and “Sunset Fountains”, which won third place in Vodafone’s first literary competition in 2014, in addition to “Hadith Al-Qalam” “the speech of a pen”, which is a collection of various articles and the “banner of Al-Nurhan”. “The Garden of Jasmine Flowers”, published in 2005, and the novel” Hatoon”. “Noor Al-Oyoun”, 2014 and “Shaheen”. “The Blue Stone Galaxy” in 2014, is considered to be the first novel specialized in science fiction literature for young people in Qatar. She wrote a radio play entitled “The Harvest” in the summer of 2012 for Qatar Radio, and her short story collection “One Flower and Five” won third place in the second Vodafone Literary Competition in 2015. In 2015, she released two novels, “The Eye Sees What It Loves”, and “I Meet You Twenty Years Later”, and in 2017 two other novels: “I have no one but you’, “shadow and light”.


Ms. Shamma has won many awards, including a medal and a certificate of appreciation for winning the Rashid bin Humaid Prize for Culture and Science in the field of short story twice, in 1999 and 1995, and the Ideal Woman Award in the Literary Field from the Qatar Youth Hostels Association for the year 1996, in addition to the Dean’s Award from the College of Islamic Studies Hamad Bin Khalifa University for its scientific excellence and the State Prize for Children’s Literature for the sixth session of 2014 for Shaheen’s novel. ” The Blue Stone Galaxy” and the State Prize for Children’s Literature in its sixth session for the 2014 novel branch of “Shaheen’s novel.”. “The Blue Stone Galaxy”, shared with Yaqoub al-Sharouni for his work The Ships of Prohibited Things.


And the Honorary Encouragement Award from the Abdullah Abdul-Ghani Foundation for Cultural Understanding, to participate in the Abdullah Abdul-Ghani International Prize for Intellectual Creativity, for its research towards the rooting of the science of the West / the science of Occidentalism, in February 2015.

The Olympic Committee holds a workshop to prepare the teams for the Asia 2030

Yesterday, His Excellency Sheikh Jawan bin Hamad Al-Thani, President of the Qatar Olympic Committee, held a workshop with heads and executives of sports clubs on the strategy for the preparation of national elections for the Doha 2030 Asian Games in the presence of His Excellency Mr. Salah bin Ghanem Al-Ali, Minister of Culture and Sports, and His Excellency Mr. Jassim bin Rashid Al Buainain, Secretary General of the Olympic Committee and directors of departments.


During the meeting, His Excellency Sheikh Jawan bin Hamad Al-Thani stressed the need to begin preparing teams for the Asian Games – Doha 2030 – in order to ensure the best possible results at the Asian Games – Doha 2030, in line with the renaissance witnessed by Qatari sports in light of the support and attention Which you get from good leadership.


The President of the Qatar Olympic Committee praised the great role played by sports clubs and their tangible efforts in developing the levels of athletes, which had a clear impact on the achievements of Qatari sports at various levels, the latest of which was the historic achievement in the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, by obtaining two gold medals. And a bronze medal.


His Excellency Sheikh Jawan bin Hamad Al-Thani also stressed the importance of concerted efforts and joint action between the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Qatar Olympic Committee and all sports federations and clubs to achieve the objectives of the strategy for the preparation of national teams for the Doha 2030 Asian Games.


For his part, His Excellency Salah Ben Ghanem Al-Ali, Minister of Culture and Sports, commended the cooperation between clubs and sports federations, which played a significant role in achieving the achievements, and the importance of continuing such cooperation in pursuit of the goals of Qatari sport.


It is noteworthy that the vision of the strategy for preparing the teams for the Doha 2030 Asian Games is to lead in achieving medals at the Asian level by supporting and developing federations and athletes to raise the level of performance and excellence in the Asian Games – Doha 2030.


The strategy aims to build a strategic framework and systematic implementation plans for the development of athletes’ performance, the care and needs of athletes, attention to their academic, professional and health careers, and the measurement, follow-up and evaluation of performance to ensure the achievement of interim goals and key results.

The Ministry of Culture and Sports is working on drafting the Qatar National Youth Document

The Department of Youth Affairs at the Ministry of Culture and Sports is currently working on drafting a national policy document for youth, which confirms the commitment of the State of Qatar to youth issues.


This document is a declaration of a common national vision that defines the needs and priorities of youth and provides a basis for equitably distributing the necessary resources to meet these needs, according to a realistic and significant approach of involving young people in decision-making processes in their countries through their active participation in the development and implementation of this policy.


The youth policy document aims to guide state officials to the orientations of young people, identify the priorities that the state considers in youth issues, as well as confirm the integration of young people in achieving development, and their readiness for this.


The Department of Youth Affairs confirmed that the document confirmed the interest of the State of Qatar in youth. The National Youth Strategy was concerned with youth, but there was no document to focus attention on specific issues relating to youth. Despite the issuance of the Human Development Report in 2012 and after that the 2015 report to emphasize the state’s interest in youth, the forthcoming document defines precisely the way to achieve the state’s strategies in the youth sector. Stating that the document was considered a youth constitution and reflected the State’s international interest in young people. It helped the State to contribute to the formulation of youth policy in the world and the achievement of the document was important.


The Department of Youth Affairs confirmed that, at the time of the preparation of this document, it was intended that young people should be the main thinkers. A youth survey was conducted involving 1,400 young people of Qatar, of both sexes. Several topics were voted on, with six main themes selected for health, education, work, social media, full and active participation, and environment.


It was then that young people were surveyed in different ways through the forms of each form for a specific focus of the six axes. Then, a survey of young people’s opinions was conducted in different ways through forms for each form related to a specific axis of the six axes, and a seventh axis was put forward by the youth related to social issues, marriage, divorce, extravagance and others, and a special questionnaire was prepared for it, and consultative sessions were held in the last period and are still Ongoing, with young people, whether they are specialized in specific topics in which specialized youth participate or general topics in which participation is available to all young people, and then other sessions will be conducted, with the aim of coming up with a report representing the current situation of Qatari youth, and a draft of Qatar National Youth Policy, and then after that Discussing the current situation with various ministries and bodies concerned with youth to reach a final document representing the draft youth policy in Qatar.

According to the Department of Youth Affairs, young people are randomly surveyed for the target age groups between 15 and 39, in collaboration with partners from sports clubs and youth and cultural centres, as well as with the Planning and Statistics Service to reach out to young people in all educational and cultural forums, access to different trends and geographical access to all regions of the State, with emphasis on communication with an emphasis on communication taking place amid precautionary measures to prevent the Corona virus, as no papers are distributed, but surveys are conducted electronically.


Young people have an active role to play in the drafting of this document. Their role is to select the topics presented, and then discuss and prepare for them, and there are assistant committees from young people to participate in drafting the document, Ages less than fifteen years and older than thirty-nine years were not ignored in order for all to be represented. as well as a greater role for young people during the implementation phase of this document.

Launching the new slogan for Qatar Camel Festival 2022

The organizing committee of the Qatar Camel Festival 2022 inaugurated the new identity and the verbal slogan of the festival (the very generous), which will appear this season in a new style, represented by the integration of all categories of Al-Asayel, Majaheem and Al-Mughateer, to become under the name (Qatar Camel Festival) in the interest of the Organizing Committee to develop it and to present it in the best way possible.


This interest comes because camels have a high status for Arabs. Their people have a sense of wealth, a source of livelihood and a source of food. They eat from their meat, drink from their dairy, have baggage on them and in the Almighty’s saying, “Do they not look at the camels, how they were created?” It is an invitation to reflect on the wonder of God’s creation of this animal, which accompanied parents and grandparents, and was of help to them, in the hardship of life, so that we see it today as a symbol of our heritage and culture which is derived from the authenticity of our conscience, to express An ancient history, to express a long history, and immortal glory to the Qatari man, and present in poems that sang with cunning, patience and a great deal of giving, so that today comes the role of the youth, in preserving the heritage of the ancestors, and passing it on to future generations (very generous).


# Qatar Camel Festival

This is considered to be the first version of the Qatar Camel Festival in its new style, in which the festival includes more than one category of camels, namely, (Al-Asayel, Majaheem and Al-Mughateer). The festival is based on several competitions related to camel groomers, in which competition is held to choose the most beautiful she-camel or group of camels. The winning camels are evaluated and selected according to specific specifications and criteria that are recognized by the specialists.


# Objectives

The festival aims at many goals, including preserving and enhancing the heritage in Qatari culture, preserving camel breeds, and a forum for camel owners and lovers. It also aims to educate the younger generations about the importance of Qatari heritage and traditions, and to preserve the sport of parents and grandparents, and to familiarize young people with it. The festival, through events and activities, also contributes to the development of cultural tourism and stimulation of economic activity, attracting more visitors to the events.


In this context, Mr. Hamad Jaber Al-Athba, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Qatar Camel Festival, explained that the development of the festival is carried out according to a well-thought-out framework, to make it easier for everyone to participate and enjoy at the same time the hobby of parents and grandparents, as well as to evoke all the ancient traditions and customs.


# The story of the slogan

Al-Athba said, in the press conference, that the new slogan of the Qatar Camel Festival was designed to express the heritage, as it is inspired by the camel ropes “Al-jnaieb” which are used to decorate camels in addition to their other uses by the camel people, as shown in the logo in the form of A camel drawn with sadu, which indicates one of the most important professions in the ancient Qatari heritage. Shedding light on the status of camels since ancient times among the people of the Gulf and their connection to our ancient heritage, and a kind of appreciation or pride in them. Where the image of the camel was used in the sadu fabric as a kind of appreciation or pride


He added that the launch of the slogan also witnessed the launch of the official accounts of the Qatar Camel Festival (qcamelf) on various social media sites, in order to communicate with all lovers of this authentic heritage, which receives great attention from the majority of Qatari society.


# Exceptional Version

Al-Athba explained that the Qatar Camel Festival this season will be a different and exceptional version, as the Al-Asayel, Al-Majahim and Al-Maghaiter festivals have been merged into one festival.


The festival will be held in two periods, the first being local competitions dedicated to Qatari owners, and the second international competitions dedicated to all camel owners in the world, especially brothers in the Gulf countries.


This season’s Qatar Camel Festival will witness many new events, cultural and heritage events, as well as an increase in the volume of prizes, both physical and in kind, for winning owners.

The Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Festival noted that the awards of the festival would cover all stages of the festival, taking into account their distribution by type of step, strength and difficulty of competition. Noting that the detailed schedule of the festivals will be announced next November.


Al- Azbaa stressed that all the committees involved in organizing the event were making great efforts to bring it out in a manner appropriate to the State of Qatar, noting that work was under way to develop the festival in all respects.


The head of the organizing committee attributed the reason for dividing the festival into local competitions first and then international, to give the Qatari owners the opportunity to compete, qualify and gain experience in local competitions before entering international competitions, and then enter the competitions strongly and compete with owners at the Gulf level.


Al-Athba expected that the festival, after modifications and developments this year, would attract a record number of fraternal owners in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council, especially since the festivals organized by the State of Qatar are always successful at all levels.


At the conclusion of his statement, the Chairman of the Organizing Committee invited all camel owners in the State to respond to the heritage event in February next year and to register for participation, especially since the Organizing Committee raised the ceiling of the prizes and awards whether in kind or cash this year in recognition of the efforts of all to preserve a heritage sport.


Camels are considered to be those different animals which Allah has granted various advantages and honored them by mentioning them in the Holy Qur’an. It was known for its endurance and patience, as it was one of the first animals and means that lived and were used by man since ancient times, and accompanied him throughout his life in the various struggles of life and their transportation in the desert


The patronage of camels has been inherited on the Arabian island ever since, and still so far, because of this relationship and the complete connection between man and camel in the Gulf environment, poets reflected it and used it in plenty of poems and it was reflected in their proverbs, textiles, customs and habits. It is also a symbol of generosity, love and giving. Man is the son of his environment, as it is said and as we can see. After the development and urbanization that have contributed to the renunciation of many Badians and the living in the desert, they still maintain their inherent heritage and customs to accompany this relationship with the development of many camel festivals and activities for all categories and genders in support of this authentic folk heritage, camel owners and livestock.

The Cultural Centre for the Deaf offers new technological services

The Qatari Social Cultural Center for the Deaf has approved a memorandum of understanding with the regional company Gravity (Sinecom), which provides government and private information services through video calls to support and document giving the deaf group their right in society, which is a free service. In this context, the Ministry of Culture and Sports provided support and encouragement. On this joint cooperation between the Center and the Gravity Company (Sinecom).

As part of efforts to provide comprehensive and integrated services for hearing disabilities, a memorandum of understanding has been signed between Qatari Social Cultural Centre for the Deaf, Gravity Trade Company and Exhibition Management during the recent period, The memorandum of understanding aims to give effect to overall efforts made in this sector to provide comprehensive and integrated services for the deaf in a modern scientific manner.

The memorandum of understanding was signed in the presence of Mr. Abdullah Al-Mulla, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Qatar Social Cultural Center for the Deaf, Ms. Moza Al-Mansoori, Secretary General of the Centre, Mr. Faisal Al-Marri, Assistant Secretary-General and Board Member of the Centre, Mr. Yousef Al-Muftah, Treasurer and Board Member, and two sign language interpreters In the center were Ms. Aisha Jarad and Maysam Badr, and in the presence of the General Manager of Gravity for Trade and Exhibition Management, Mr. Rabie Karam.

The Scientific: Challenge and Innovation Forum, Next November the 6th

The Qatar Scientific Club announced the launch of the Challenge and Innovation Forum under the slogan “With the mind, we solve the knots” during the period from 6 to 11 November, as part of the events of Doha, Capital of Culture in the Islamic World 2021. The Qatari Science Club, in response to the wishes of inventors and innovation  organizations and given the reception of many requests, announced the extension of the registration period for the Challenge and Innovation Forum until September 10.


The Forum for Challenge and Innovation (CIF) is considered to be a unique event in the region. It includes a number of competitions, events and interactive scientific programs which aim at motivating and encouraging inventors from all over the world to participate in this event. Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the host country


The forum will present a number of projects that reflect the roles of research, development and innovation in achieving a knowledge-based economy. The forum will also contribute to attracting the interest of the international community to learn more about the latest developments in the fields of innovation and modern technologies, in addition to providing an opportunity to learn about a number of youth participations and achievements.


The idea of the competition is based on the participation of all the accepted innovators, whose individual inventions will be displayed during the special exhibition that will take place during the first two days of the event. The innovators will then be distributed into groups to participate in the hackathon competition, which will take place during the last two days of the event.


The slogan of the scientific competition, “With the mind, we solve the knots”, confirms that humanity has known different sciences since ancient times. Books conveyed to us what the ancient Greeks wrote and what they presented in the field of sciences such as Archimedes, Euclid, Pythagoras and others. The ancient monuments showed us what the sciences of the Romans, India and Persia had contributed to. And when Islam came it proclaimed a new civilizational cycle that gave science its unique place, and opened up ways of discovery and creativity with thought and insight., as the verses of the Noble Qur’an called for reading, science, and the work of reason.




Artistic collaboration between Music Affairs and the Ink Pen platform

The “Ink Pen” creative writing platform announced the completion of its artistic collaboration with the Music Affairs Centre within the framework of the cooperation agreement that had been concluded between them to support Qatari’s creative writing talent. The initiative revealed the completion of the production of the artwork “my Alphabet Letters” lyrics by Eman Hamad, the tunes of the artist Issa al-Riami, the singing of the artist Saud and the work was directed by director Hussein Al-Sayegh.


The Centre for Music Affairs has contributed its partnership by providing all necessary equipment, players, recording studio and sound engineering to produce “My Alphabet Letters” song, while the initiative is based on the principle of approaching and reaching segments of society in appropriate and friendly ways with a view to enriching the cultural landscape and increasing literary integration through the promotion of the concept of creative writing. In an effort to highlight talent and refine skills to increase promising intellectual and artistic production, in line with Qatar’s vision 2030 towards building a knowledge-based society.


Commenting on the efforts of Ink Pen on this side, Buthaina Al Janahi, CEO of the platform,, says: The “ink pen” of creative writing is characterized by the organization of creative writing platforms that allow for interaction in creative writing, accompanying panel discussions, workshops, entertainment, education and other special events.

She emphasizes that “ink pen” for creative writing believes in local youth energies and their potential by highlighting their cultural and artistic talents in contemporary interactive platforms. The “ink pen” of creative writing also seeks to support and empower promising cultural and artistic cadres with different talents in creative writing platforms and the development of society in cultural and artistic aspects in general, and to work with State institutions to ensure continuity for promising talent.