The Qur’anic Botanic Garden (QBG), in collaboration with the women’s branch of Eid Charity, recently hosted students from the Girls Summer Club – under Eid Charity –as part of its ongoing 2017 Ghars Campaign activities, which encourage students to preserve and nurture the environment in Qatar.
QBG organized a range of activities for the students over two days in Oxygen Park, Education City, including interactive educational games, mazes, puzzles, and cultural activities highlighting plant life and the environment. As part of QBG’s focus on agriculture and planting, the students were given tips on planting seeds and caring for plants, and planted tree seeds by hand.
Commenting on this workshop, Mrs. Fatma Saleh Al-Khulaifi, Project Manager, QBG, said: “We are delighted to be working with Eid Charity for the second consecutive year. The workshops and activities provided by QBG proved a huge success for the participating students, who all enjoyed their time at Oxygen Park.”
Mrs. Ameena Ma'arfya, General Manager, women’s branch of Eid Charity, expressed her delight with the visit, which she said helped children learn about the health benefits of the plants, fruits, and trees mentioned in the Holy Qur’an, through technical workshops and various interactive games. She added that the women’s branch intends to strengthen community partnerships that support the upbringing of current generations.
Since it was initiated in 2011, the Ghars Campaign has targeted multiple segments of society in Qatar, promoting the ‘greening’ of cities and the protection of the environment, especially in a dry climate like Qatar. The campaign aims to enhance the local environment by planting 2022 trees through various activities throughout the year in support of Qatar's hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
QBG, a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), seeks to promote student and community participation and to raise public awareness of the importance of agriculture in Qatar to support QF’s commitment to sustainable development and environmental responsibility.