QF to announce second edition of Akhlaquna Junior Awardees in October
Applications for the second round of Qatar Foundation’s Akhlaquna Junior Award have closed, and winners will be announced in October 2021. A large number of schools in Qatar have sent in applications of students for the second edition of the award.
Akhlaquna, Arabic for ‘our ethics’, is the basis of the Akhlaquna Junior Award. It was launched to promote the objectives and comprehensive principles of the Akhlaquna Award and was designed to promote and instill positive values and morals among school students aged 7-14 years old, with the aim of cultivating a generation for whom good moral character and strong ethics are a source of pride, and a way of life.
In the inaugural year of the Akhlaquna Junior Award, Fahad Masoud Nabina of Qatar Academy Al Wakra – a school under Qatar Foundation’s Pre-University Education umbrella – was chosen by his school to participate in this competition. And Nabina’s participation saw him winning the award too.
I invented a device to communicate with my grandfather, who suffers from difficulty communicating with others
Nabina invented a device to communicate with his grandfather, who suffers from difficulty communicating with others. Nabina used the skills he learned at a programming course to develop his project.
“I wanted my grandfather to be able to communicate with us again after he lost his ability to speak and move his hands. So, I underwent a programming course that enabled me to create a painting containing alphabets and a screen, where my grandfather can now choose the letters by blinking his eyes to construct a sentence and express what he wants.
“I was so happy when I heard my name being called out as one of the winners, I participated in the competition with the encouragement of my family and my school, and I worked hard to win,” Nabina said.
I have always aimed to be a role model and a source of inspiration to others, and the Akhlaquna Junior Award will be my means to do that
“I think that this type of competition leaves an impact on the lives of the participants, whether they win or not, because it motivates them to be better human beings, and to have the moral qualities that must accompany us during our lifetime.
“I will strive to be an ambassador of good morals among my friends, and to motivate young people to adopt good morals in their daily lives. I have always aimed to be a role model and a source of inspiration to others, and the Akhlaquna Junior Award will be my means to do that,” Nabina added.
I ask all parents to encourage their children to participate in the Akhlaquna Junior Award. Because this award leaves a direct impact on the hearts of children
Hanadi Haider, Nabina’s mother, is very proud of her son, and for the inspiration he has become by winning the valuable award, and in encouraging students to display positive values.
“As parents, we witness challenges in motivating our children to adhere to the principles that we were raised on, considering the global openness that we are witnessing and the spread of social media, which makes our task more difficult. These kinds of competitions help us with our mission, and it's great to see them win.
“I ask all parents to encourage their children to participate in the Akhlaquna Junior Award. Because this award leaves a direct impact on the hearts of children. In the coming years it will prove to them that morals are an integral part of daily life and must be adopted permanently,” Haider said.