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Shams Generation showcases wonders of the sun at Solar Art Exhibition

Shams Generation showcases wonders of the sun at Solar Art Exhibition

A Solar Art Exhibition initiated by Shams Generation, an educational initiative by Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec) in collaboration with Qatar Museums is being presented at the Katara Hall 19 – Gallery 2 until the 6th of April.

The collective exhibition features artwork created by students from various schools participating in the Shams Generation Program using a solar power kit and recycled materials. Over 20 schools incorporated the program, with more than 1500 students contributing to the artwork being showcased. The Shams Generation program will reach over 7,000 students in 2016 and is the largest ever national-level educational program of its kind in Qatar and aims to forge a blueprint for progress on sustainability of solar energy as a resource.

On the 6th and 7th of April, the exhibition will make way for a series of workshops for children to make their own solar lanterns at Katara. Plans are afoot to expand Shams Generation into more schools in Qatar a university program has also been launched this year with a view to collaborate with more universities and colleges in Qatar.

Established by QSTec in 2015, Shams Generation is an interactive hands-on learning program that combines art, science, reusing and solar energy. The Shams Generation program has been implemented across schools, where teachers received instructions on how to implement the program by QSTec and in turn implement the initiative with their students.

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