Qatar students work with international youth to deliver inclusive vision for ideal knowledge parks.Qatar students work with international youth to deliver inclusive vision for ideal knowledge parks
* Students from Qatar University and College of the North Atlantic The College of the North Atlantic is the technical college of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The college was formed in 1997 through an amalgamation of the province's community colleges which had been administered and operated independently. at Qatar win special competition with their "Edgy Tech Park"* Competition organised by Qatar Foundation The Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development is a private, chartered, non-profit organization in the state of Qatar, founded in 1995 by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Emir of Qatar. on the sidelines On the sidelines
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A team of four female students triumphed today in a special competition organised by Qatar Foundation on the sidelines of the international Knowledge Parks conference.
Asked to deliver their vision for an "Ideal Knowledge Park", Samar Mahdi Al Ansari and Rasha Taha El-Attar from Qatar University along with Haleema Sharif sha·rif
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The special event sought to highlight the vision of Qatar's youth by asking them what they considered to be the essential ingredients of a knowledge park. Significantly, all the presentations, which were put together in just two hours, highlighted the themes of gender equality; cultural, racial and religious tolerance; environmental stewardship The integration and application of environmental values into the military mission in order to sustain readiness, improve quality of life, strengthen civil relations, and preserve valuable natural resources. and disability awareness.
The competition was also an opportunity for Qatar's youth to build partnerships with young invited entrepreneurs coming from all over the world, and the objective is to collaborate with like-minded contemporaries and translate ideas into real-world applications.
The eight young attendees working as facilitators with the students were Nox Ramcwana from Durban (who worked with the winning team); Faisall Islam from Bangladesh; Fara La'jam from Malaysia; Robina Guchu from Nairobi; Lawrencia Comney from Ghana; Gbenga Sesan from Nigeria and Oumar Diamoutene from Mali.
Ben Figgis, Marketing Director of Qatar Science and Technology Park awarded the winning team of four with laptops provided by Qatar Foundation. He also handed book of aerial photos to the young international participants as a gesture of appreciation.
Qatar Foundation since its establishment has come to be seen as leading international example of a knowledge hub for its investment in education, innovation and scientific research. Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP QSTP Qualified State Tuition Program
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