Qatar Charity (QC), in collaboration with Qatar University (QU) and other partners, organised a number of training workshops for university and school students to enhance their creative and short story writing skills and capabilities.
The workshops came as part of the ongoing fourth edition of the 'Future’s Writers', a Qatar Charity’s programme implemented in Qatar, allowing competition among participants to display their hidden talents and encouraging novice writers to produce literary works, QC said in a press statement.
Some 30 male and female students of QU, who were declared qualified candidates for the second phase of the 'Future’s Writers' programme, attended the training workshops held at the university.
Qualified for the second phase of the programme, the students - including those with special needs - from primary, preparatory and secondary schools, participated in the workshops held across different schools in Qatar.
The workshops, presented by QU faculty members, academicians and scholars with expertise in the fields of literature and creative story writing. They included theoretical and practical aspects, as well as a discussion and exchange of views on written works by the participants, who learned how to
develop their stories and came to know about the elements of the short story.
The workshops were held to prepare the students for the third and last phase of the programme, which requires these qualified participants to write complete stories.
Through its 'Future’s Writers' programme, Qatar Charity stressed that it aims to contribute to achieving Qatar National Vision 2030 by offering an array of activities to create a culture of reading, discover talents and develop writing skills of students to build an educated generation capable of meeting challenges, the statement added.