Qatar Charity concluded the fifth edition of the “writers of the Future” program by announcing the names of the winners and honoring the sponsor of the program and the partners in a virtual ceremony honored by HE Salah bin Ghanem Al-Ali, Minister of Culture and Sports, Along with Mr. Yousef bin Ahmed al-Kuwari, CEO of Qatar Charity, Dr. Iman Mostafawi, Vice President of Qatar University for Student Affairs, and Mr. Talal al-Khaja, Director of the Office of the Chairman of the Board of Directors, CEO of Marketing and Communication at Dukhan Bank.
The ceremony was attended through YouTube by competing students and their families, as well as members of the Arbitration Commission and partners, and honored 29 male and female students from the program’s winners out of 106 male and female participants from various schools, Al- Noor Centre and Audio Education, as well as students from different universities in the State.
Investing in Capabilities
In his speech, His Excellency Mr. Salah bin Ghanem Al-Ali, Minister of Culture and Sports, commended the initiative of Qatar Charity and its partners to launch this program and the continuation to adopt it, praising the steady development witnessed by the program in its tools and mechanisms and its expansion in quantity and quality.
He said: The interest in and dissemination of the book is based on a distinctive perception of science, namely, that Qataris have been working generation after generation since the books printed by the ancestral Qataris were transported on ships and convoys to be distributed in Islamic countries. He stressed that nations develop by production, and that the encouragement of children to write is an affirmation and proof of the optimal investment in the capabilities of the new generation.
For his part, Yousef bin Ahmed al-Kuwari, CEO of Qatar Charity, congratulated the winners of the fifth edition of the program, and thanked the partners of achievement and success for their continuous work until the moment of conclusion and the fruitful harvest.
Al-Kuwari said: Despite the precautionary measures against the “Corona” virus, the course of the program continued, and it was able to reach segments that it did not reach in previous versions, as all university students and students with special needs had the opportunity to participate in the program.
In turn, Dr. Eman Mostafawi, Vice President of Qatar University for Student Affairs, said that she was pleased with the participation of the University of Qatar in the writers of the Future program, which was one of the initiatives that had a profound impact on the lives of the participants.
She pointed out that Qatar University’s interest in the “Future writer” program comes from its belief that the involvement of its students in extra-curricular activities is no less important than the academic aspect, because it refines their personalities and develops them the life skills necessary for their psychological and social development.
She noted that: The University of Qatar was a key partner at all stages of the program through the provision of training workshops, arbitration committees and the participation of its students in the undergraduate competitions of the writer of the Future in its fourth and fifth versions.
Mr. Talal Al-Khaja, Director of the Office of the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dukhan Bank, the Bank’s Chief Executive Officer for Marketing and Communication, expressed his thanks to Qatar Charity as a creative and distinguished partner in its work, as well as its valuable humanitarian efforts and cultural initiatives.
He said: Dukhan Bank’s support for the “writer of the Future” program stems from its aspiration to open new horizons for the program to advance it towards expansion and development to continue spreading its noble message in the field of discovering and nurturing emerging talents and providing the Qatari cultural scene with promising writers, stressing that the bank’s message and goals make social responsibility part of its institutional identity.
He explained that the development and growth witnessed by this pioneering program year after year makes us proud of our support for it, and even increases our responsibility towards it, based on the bank’s firm belief in the need to support creativity and innovators.
Honoring the sponsor and partners
The partner bodies, the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Qatari Forum for Authors, and Dar Al-Wassail, along with the official sponsor of the program, Dukhan Bank, were honored, in addition to cooperating bodies, program coordinators, and the team of trainers, arbitrators and sign language interpreters.
The winners of the Competition
At the end of the ceremony, the list of students was announced as the winners of the fifth edition of the “Book of the Future” and at the primary level included girls, Yaqeen Bo Gomaa Bin- Omar is the first winner, the second is Ransy Beshar Al- Khateeb, and the Third is the student Fatima Akeel Al- Maraghi. And the preparatory stage for girls, the first is Fatima Othman Mustafa, the second is Rabab Khaled Omar Al-Helou, and the third is Lama Jaber Muhammad Al-Marri. As for the secondary stage for girls, the student Toqa Wael Al-Nuaimi won the first place, the second place went to the student Moza Muhammad Ali Muhammad Al-Muhanadi, the third place was won by the student Moza Khaled Al-Hajri, and from the Audio Education Complex the first winner girls Aisha Shah Sher, and the second was Amna Ayman Al-Faki.
At the undergraduate level for girls, the student Nouf Masoud Al-Marikhi from the College of the North Atlantic won the first place, the student Afaf Jamal Al-Rimi from Qatar University won the second place, and the third place was taken by the student Shahd Abu Bakr Al-Amin from Qatar University
As for the male participants, in the primary stage, the student Abdullah Hilal Al-Muhanadi won the first place, the second place was won by the student Bejad Husam Al-Din Muslim, and the third was won by Abdul Rahman Magdy Khair Al-Din, while the preparatory stage for boys was won, respectively, by Ali Muhammad Mustafa Al-Makki and Muhammad Saeed Eid Hassanein, and Omar Abdullah Mustafa. In the secondary stage for boys, Saad Muhammad Al-Kuwari won the first place, the second Abdul Rahman Muhammad Hassan, and the third Hamad Abdullah Al-Hajri. From the Audio Education Complex for Boys, the first place was scored by Tamim Mohsen Andila, the second place was taken by Fahd Faisal Iqbal, and the third place was Abdul Rahman Sheikh Ahmed, and in the university stage competitions The first was Muhammad Taysir Al-Baba, the second was Abu Bakr Abdul Qader Oreibi, and the third was Abdullah Muhammad Mahran, all of whom were students from Qatar University.
It is worth mentioning that the Future writers program includes a number of main stations, which include the training forum, the final liquidation. After the competing students write their stories in the final form, and the confrontation with the jury, the winning students’ stories are printed and signed in cooperation with Al-Wassail Printing and Publishing House, under the official sponsorship of Dukhan Bank.