Qatar’s First Experiential Learning Festival Set to Open

Press release
Published November 14th, 2019 - 10:06 GMT
During the event
During the event
It is taking place in the lead up to the WISE Summit 2019

Doha Learning Days – Qatar’s first experiential learning festival – will get under way on Thursday evening with a musical performance showcasing the nation’s culture against the backdrop of today’s world.

Organized by WISE – an initiative of Qatar Foundation – Doha Learning Days is taking place at the Ceremonial Court and Green Spine in Education City from November 14-19, and is open to the whole community and free of charge.

The opening performance, featuring characters developed by QF’s Qatar Reads, and a script narrated by ACTory and accompanied by musicians from the Qatar Music Academy Youth Orchestra, will officially mark the start of the festival.

Over the course of six days, more than 50 local and international entities will come together to offer an array of interactive workshops, art exhibitions, film screenings, health and wellbeing masterclasses, and engaging discussions designed to generate positive change within Qatar’s community.

Visitors will have the opportunity to visit Torba Farmers Market and find out how to lead more sustainable lifestyles; discuss the importance of overcoming social taboos to create impactful businesses; become empowered by female leaders and change-makers in Qatar; improve public speaking skills and learn how to give presentations; discover how to become an entrepreneur; and navigate coding.

Through its activities, Doha Learning Days aims to be a catalyst for education that focuses on re-centering learning human values, deconstructing existing learning frameworks, and a process of re-learning to build thriving societies.

It is taking place in the lead up to the WISE Summit 2019, which will be held at Qatar National Convention Centre from November 19-21, under the theme UnLearn, ReLearn: What it means to be Human.

Background Information

Qatar Foundation

Qatar Foundation (QF) is a non-profit organization made up of more than 50 entities working in education, research, and community development.

Our unique ecosystem—supported by partnerships with leading international institutions—is built on initiatives that address our most pressing challenges, create global opportunities, and empower people to shape our present and future.

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