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Solar-powered art on display at Katara; exhibition to run until end of Eid

Solar-powered art on display at Katara; exhibition to run until end of Eid

Over 200 pieces of solar art have been developed by 6-16 year-old students in Qatar as part of an exciting exhibition and workshop created by Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec)’s initiative, Shams Generation. The exhibition is being held at Katara building 13 – Qatar Fine Arts Society every night, after Iftar, and will run until the end of Eid.

Alongside the exhibition, children are able to participate in hands on creative solar workshops and learn how to build their own solar lanterns.  The workshops is open to children between the ages of 6-13 and their families until the end of Ramadan at Katara.

“QSTec has developed a unique solar energy education initiative that is encouraging the development of our next generation of solar engineers and researchers through a greater understanding of solar technologies, their applications and the need to protect the environment,” said Dr Khalid K. Al Hajri.

The Shams Generation initiative is based on an interdisciplinary approach to education called STEAM that combines Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics and encourages the students to draw upon their various academic skills by working on interesting projects that inspire children to learn and encourage lifelong learning practices. Over 750 school children were involved in the pilot phase of Shams Generation and this will expand to over 1,500 in the next academic year.

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