A session to support children and teenager sustainability learning was recently led by the College of Islamic Studies’ assistant dean of innovation and community development at a local art studio in Kocaeli, Turkey.
During his time at the Atelier Fazilet art studio, Dr M Evren Tok of CIS delivered a session focused on the United Nations Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs), in which he showcased Qatar’s efforts to support the goals on a global level.
The session was facilitated by Turkish artist Fazilet Erdem, who organised a series of workshops in tandem with the Darica Municipality Public Education Centre.
Several local artists, teachers and experts joined Atelier Fazilet in hosting various capacity-building, awareness, educational and recreational activities for participants aged between six and 18 years.
The sessions underscored the importance of SDGs and the urgent need for youth involvement and awareness in addressing global challenges. The event showcased the way CIS and its academic programmes, such as Islam and Global Affairs, aim to integrate academic Islamic
grounding with contemporary social sciences, according to a press statement by Hamad Bin Khalifa University, a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development.
CIS will organise ‘Maker Majlis: Islam in a Global World’ from September 22-25 with the participation of 22 local and international
partners, fusing SDGs, the Qatar National Vision 2030 and Islam, the statement adds.