The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MECC) organized “Al Enna Awareness” events on Friday, January 26, and it was remarkably well-attended by people of all ages, particularly children, who engaged with the events’ programs and activities, as “Al Enna Awareness” will conclude its activities for this season next Friday, 2 February 2024.
The activities, in which a number of local entities participated, aim to raise environmental awareness among visitors from all members of society, especially children, and to introduce the general conditions for the camping season for the current year issued by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, as well as awareness of security and safety instructions for camps, in addition to a number of competitions and recreational programs that give children many skills in facing crises.
The activities that gained the admiration of the audience included an awareness lecture presented by the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, which dealt with the importance of preserving the environment in the Islamic religion and the guidelines of our true religion on the importance of animal welfare and protecting plant diversity in the local environment. The presenter reviewed many Quranic verses and hadiths that urge the Muslim person to take care of all components of his local environment and work on its cleanliness, maintenance, and non-pollution, as well as enriching it by planting it with plants and trees.
The General Directorate of Civil Defense officers additionally conducted a training workshop where they covered topics such as providing a thorough explanation of how to deal with fires in homes or winter camps and safeguard lives from the risk of fires, as well as how to control them and try to prevent them from spreading. Additionally, the officers taught the attendees and the kids the proper way to use fire extinguishers.
In an effort to foster a sense of Qatari identity and heritage in the hearts of young people, the “Nomas” Center organized a hands-on course inside the House of Poetry during the activities of Al Enna. The course covered a variety of old customs and traditions of the Qatari people, including teaching the children the proper way to greet, receive, and honor guests, as well as the etiquette for talking, making coffee, and using the tools for the task.
Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) also conducted an awareness lecture on the basic principles of first aid with the aim of providing children with sufficient skills and experience on the methods of first aid that must be followed in the event of various accidents, the importance of the presence of the first aid kit inside camps and homes, and its role in saving lives in the event of any accident or harm, and children were trained on ways to use its components in the event of any injuries.
In the activities and programs of Al Enna Awareness, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change took into account the promotion of environmental awareness among all participating visitors and the definition of sound practices that preserve the environment and contribute to its development, as well as raising awareness of the need to avoid wrong practices that cause the destruction of the local environment. The activities of Al Enna included a special section for ancient traditional folk crafts, which displayed a number of ancient handicrafts, which contributed to introducing children and the new generation of young people to the heritage and history of the State of Qatar.