As part of its ongoing efforts to promote rational use of energy, the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa), represented by the National Programme for Conservation and Energy Efficiency (Tarsheed), has launched a number of awareness programmes during Ramadan.

They are part of Kahramaa’s campaign Stay at Home and Act Sustainably that has been planned within the plans and goals of Tarsheed to increase awareness of the efficiency of use of electricity and water for the residential sector.

The episodes of the competition are telecast on Qatar TV every day after the religious programme that follows immediately after Maghrib prayer. The competition is also held on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat accounts of Kahramaa and Tarsheed. In all, 13 episodes are being telecast in a fun and interesting way through cartoon characters, loved by both children and adults. The competition is suitable for all members of society and urges them to adopt positive practices in the consumption of water and electricity.

Participants can send the answer in an SMS to the toll-free numbers: 92119 (Ooredoo) and 97000 (Vodafone). The competition can also be followed on the hashtag #Ask_Tarsheed and #StayHomeSustainably on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. One winner will be announced for each question every two days on the social media accounts at 1pm, after announcing the right answer of the previous episode.

Within the Stay at Home and Act Sustainably, four episodes are recorded with a prominent Islamic scholar, highlighting the teachings of Islam towards sustainability and to advise and guide community to follow the methods of rationalisation and the efficiency of using electricity and water. The episodes will also stress the importance of saving water during ablution as a religious duty as part of social and environmental responsibility of every Muslim.

It’s also worth noting that Tarsheed has launched five interactive workshops to educate children on various subjects including preserving the environment and reducing harmful carbon emissions.

Recycling, building a home greenhouse, growing houseplants, hand washing with no waste and the importance of using soap are among the topics. The workshops are telecast on Jeem TV and several educational channels to reach schoolchildren studying at home now.

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