Qatar Foundation (QF) will host its annual Akhlaquna and Akhlaquna Junior awards ceremony Wednesday, recognising the winners of this year’s cycle who exemplify great moral character and have initiated projects that serve the community and beyond.
Two new awards will be given out – the Best Initiative Award and the Role Model Award.
These have been added to expand the reach and impact of the programme, recognising individuals who have made noteworthy contributions and serve as inspirational role models in their communities.
Additionally, an interactive exhibition on Wednesday at the Qatar National Library in Education City – running from 9am-3pm – will showcase the projects and initiatives created by this year’s participants.
Akhlaquna project manager Ahmed Yousef al-Malki explained that the initiative aims to highlight the Prophet Muhammad’s (peace be upon him) universal and inclusive moral values.
“I believe that this award honours individuals who are active within society and are capable of offering invaluable contributions to various institutes, like schools or universities,” said al-Malki. “I am confident in their ability to develop and grow their initiatives in a positive manner.”
“Their projects possess a distinctiveness that will undoubtedly contribute to raising awareness of moral values within society,” he added. “The exhibition accompanying the event, new this year, will showcase various ethical initiatives and community contributions in Qatar.”
“And I’d like to invite the whole community to visit the space in Education City, where they can immerse themselves in an array of rich performances and meaningful storytelling activities,” al-Malki said.
Speaking about the new categories introduced this year, the official said: “The Akhlaquna team strives tirelessly to promote awareness of moral values through the award, and we are determined to continue growing this initiative, to implement additional programmes and projects that contribute to society.”
The Akhlaquna award was introduced in 2017 by QF Chairperson Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser.
The initiative aims to showcase that knowledge and morality are intertwined, and it honours young people who embody morals, values, and ethical behaviours.
Akhlaquna Junior is open to children aged 7-14.
Ahmed Yousef al-Malki
Akhlaquna and Akhlaquna Junior awards to be given away Wednesday.