The first phase of the training workshops for the Life Skills and Citizenship Education Program, organized by the Ministry of Culture and Sports, in co-operation and partnership with the Social Development Center (NAMA) as a strategic partner has started by using remote communication techniques.

More than a thousand young male and female from the youth centers affiliated with the Ministry of Culture and Sports participated in this program, which is carried out remotely in several phases, with 80 participants in each phase.

Director of Youth Affairs Department at the Ministry of Culture and Sports Hussein Rashid al-Kubaisi said in a statement to Qatar News Agency that this program comes within the framework of achieving the Ministry's strategy to empower youth, encourage their creativity and innovation and promote their motivation and leadership.

The Ministry aims through this program to develop youth capabilities and enhance the concepts of citizenship and identity values they have, al-Kubaisi said.

He stressed that the program aims at qualitative development and investment of potential of youth, through a homogeneous system of training programs to prepare an empowered generation with intellectual capabilities and knowledge that qualify it to contribute to a knowledge and modernity society, and to meet the requirements of achieving Qatar National Vision 2030.

NAMA is considered a strategic partner for the program within the framework of activating the agreement signed with the center at the third Qatar Youth Forum, and within the Ministry's belief in what the community partnership between the State's institutions is achieving in the advancement of the youth sector, through the implementation of a set of training workshops remotely, presented by experts and specialists from NAMA Center.

For her part, Director of Community Services at NAMA Maryam Abdullatif al-Mannai said that the implementation of Life Skills and Citizenship Education workshops came in response to the findings of the study that conducted to analysis of the status of youth in the State of Qatar, as these workshops cover 12 basic skills distributed on four integrated dimensions in order to constitute a lifelong process of teaching and learning.

She also noted that these workshops rely on the first national guide for the Life Skills and Citizenship Education, which was recently launched by NAMA Center in cooperation with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), with the aim of addressing the challenges facing youth and in response to the requirements of achieving Qatar National Vision 2030, expressing happiness at launching these workshops in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Sports, which is one of the main entities targeting youth in the Qatari society to develop their skills and capabilities for the advancement of the country. 
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