Qatar Charity (QC) organised a symposium on the 'Future’s Writers' programme, allowing the participants to discuss the outcomes, benefits and impact of its previous four editions.

The symposium was attended by Dr Abdul Rahman al-Harami of Eadad International Academy; Mohamed al-Balushi, director of Hamza Bin Abdul Muttalib Preparatory School for Boys; Dr Imtenan al-Smadi of Qatar University (QU); and Majdi Abdul Khair El Din, the father of a winning student who participated in a previous edition.

The symposium, moderated by Iman al-Kaabi, a mediaperson, discussed the importance of the programme in discovering the talents of students and developing their creative writing abilities.

Dr al-Harami said the 'Future’s Writers' programme is a wonderful idea and it may be the beginning of an eminent writer, urging parents to encourage their children to read and write stories while they are young. He also emphasised the importance of the role played by a family in developing children's skills.

Al-Balushi said the 'Future’s Writers' programme brings out the talents of students and fosters a spirit of competition among them. He also expressed happiness to participate in this programme and his school's willingness to contribute to discovering young talents.

El-Din, father of winning student Al Bara, described 'Future’s Writers' as a "wonderful and unique programme”, noting that it develops the skills of participants by holding various workshops and leaves a positive impact not only Al Bara, but also on all his children".

Al-Smadi spoke about QU’s participation in the programme through holding workshops, indicating that it received a good response from the university’s students because they were confident of receiving good training in writing as part of the programme.

She hoped that the current edition of the programme would achieve greater success.

Registration for the programme is continuing until February 11. Students can register through the following link: