The ‘Ambassador Programme’ by Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) concluded this week, wherein  students from secondary schools across Qatar were honoured for their dedication to research.

According to a statement, the programme, that was launched in October 2016 under the patronage of Qatar Museums chairperson Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, sought to introduce young generations to the culture of museums and promote their creative skills through active participation in cultural programmes, as reported by Gulf Times.

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Through the programme, MIA reached out to a number of schools across Qatar to introduce students to MIA and its different departments, including conservation, exhibitions and art education.

Schools like Ibn Taymia Secondary School for Boys, Jordanian Community School, Al Karanna Secondary School for Girls, Saliyyah Secondary School for Girls, Saliyyah Secondary School for Boys, Audio Education School, Al Resala Secondary School for Girls, Al Wakra Secondary School for Girls, Sherborne School Qatar, Al Tamakon for Comprehensive Education School, Hassan bin Thabet Secondary School for Boys, the Lebanese School, Al Hayat International School, and Middle East International School participate din the programme.

School teams present their findings in a variety of creative formats to a panel of judges, which included representatives from the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, and MIA at the final stage of the programme.

Al Wakra Secondary Independent School for Girls bagged the first prize while Middle East International School took home the second prize and Ibn Taymir Secondary School for Boys came in third.