A Solar Art Exhibition initiated by Shams Generation, an educational initiative by Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec) in collaboration with Qatar Museums is being presented at the Katara Hall 19 – Gallery 2 until the 6th of April. The exhibition was inaugurated on Wednesday evening by Dr Khalid K. Al Hajri, Chairman and CEO of QSTec, and a number of high ranking officials.
Doha, Qatar, March 30 2016: After warming the hearts of visitors in its inaugural edition, a public exhibition of student artwork inspired by solar energy is back.
A Solar Art Exhibition initiated by Shams Generation, an educational initiative by Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec) in collaboration with Qatar Museums is being presented at the Katara Hall 19 – Gallery 2 until the 6th ofApril. The exhibition was inaugurated on Wednesday evening by Dr Khalid K. Al Hajri, Chairman and CEO of QSTec, and a number of high ranking officials.
The collective exhibition features artwork created by students from various schools participating in the Shams Generation Program using a solar power kit and recycled materials. Over 20 schools incorporated the program, with more than 1500 students contributing to the artwork being showcased. The Shams Generation program will reach over 7,000 students in 2016 and is the largest ever national-level educational program of its kind in Qatar and aims to forge a blueprint for progress on sustainability of solar energy as a resource.
“We are very pleased with the Shams Generation program and the creative and inspirational ways that students bring to this unique solar learning initiative. It is of great importance for the future of our planet that students learn about sustainability, solar energy and the environment,” said Dr Khalid K. Al Hajri, Chairman and CEO of QSTec. “This exhibition highlights how Shams Generation is reaching out to these students and their creative artwork provides us with rays of hope about a sustainable future that the Qatar National Vision 2030 envisions.”
“There is nothing more important than the education of our youth and the development educational programs like Shams Generation that encourage students to explore and learn.” said Dr. Khalid K. Al Hajri. “As I look around this exhibition and see the incredible work done by these students, I’m very proud of QSTec’s Shams Generation initiative and look forward expanding this program to reach even more students in the future.”
On the 7th and 8th of April, the exhibition will make way for a series of workshops for children to make their own solar lanterns at Katara.
Plans are afoot to expand Shams Generation into more schools in Qatar a university program has also been launched this year with a view to collaborate with more universities and colleges in Qatar.
Established by QSTec in 2015, Shams Generation is an interactive hands-on learning program that combines art, science, reusing and solar energy. The Shams Generation program has been implemented across schools, where teachers received instructions on how to implement the program by QSTec and in turn implement the initiative with their students.