The programme involves children of different age groups and academic stages starting from pre-school to secondary school of both private and public sector.
This year's programme includes cultural and art workshops dedicated for the children involving different entertainment and educational activities in Katara. It will also include interactive educational tours for students from different school levels to Katara to introduce them to Qatar's deep-rooted history, civilisation and heritage.
Nine different bodies are taking part in the programme such as Katara Art Studios, Qatar Music Academy, Sawt Alkhaleej Radio, Red Velvet Café, Katara Beach, Poet Majlis, Al Gannas Society and Doha Film Institution. Each of these participants will organize workshops and activities to raise awareness among the children on their work.
For instance, the Katara beach activities will focus on Qatari sea heritage, including diving trips, the meaning of Al Dasha and Al Qaffal, types of pearls and details of Fateh Al Khair journeys. Students also will come to know about various parts of traditional boats and their names and crew from top to bottom, instruments used in diving and sailing, and the study of stars to know directions in the sea. The activities of Al Gannas Association will introduce every Monday and Wednesday hunting instruments, types of falcons and preys, besides a workshop on how to handle falcons, how to build tent made of sheep hair, and how to make Arabic coffee. These activities will target middle school students and include practical activities to enhance some specific skills. Sout Al Khaleej radio will introduce its programmes section and studio while the Childhood Cultural Center will conduct educational activities to enhance skills of problem-solving, combating bad habits, planning and voluntary work.
The programme comprises educational and interactive tours for school children around Katara to instill curiosity of discovery towards their history and cultural traditions in Qatar. There are also other interesting and diverse activities related to culture and education. This is a leading initiative through which Katara endeavors to establish the national identity among the school children; both male and female. It will also shed more light on all the aspects of our culture and traditions and try to trigger the creative abilities of children along the educational process.