Doha, Qatar: The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education to launch Tamreen, an online educational programme featuring FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022-themed lessons.
The MoU was signed by Nasser Al Khater, CEO, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, and Fawziya Al Khater, Assistant Undersecretary for Educational Affairs at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.
The programme is targeted at students aged 8-18 and will help them develop skills in core curriculum areas, including mathematics, science, geography, art, Arabic, English and citizenship, while also gaining an understanding of the SC's development goals and the lasting legacy of Qatar 2022.
Speaking after the signing, Nasser Al Khater said: "It gives us great pride at the Supreme Committee to sign this agreement which aims to excite students across Qatar about ongoing preparations to host the FIFA World Cup and the uniqueness of Qatar's tournament.
"Involving young people in Qatar's World Cup will ensure both a successful and well-attended tournament in 2022, while delivering a lasting legacy for the country and region. Our collaboration with the Ministry will ensure Tamreen benefits as many schools as possible as we aim to inspire Qatar's future leaders using the power of the World Cup."
Fawziya Al Khater said: "It gives us great pleasure to launch this collaboration with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy. I hope that Tamreen will be the first of many partnerships with the SC that seek to fulfil the goals of our organisations."
Mead Al Emadi, the SC's Community Engagement Manager, said: "We want to get young people excited about our tournament preparations. Resources like Tamreen can be used by teachers, parents and coaches to inspire them. We hope this programme will bring our preparations for Qatar 2022 to life."
Eman Al Muhannadi, Head of Curriculum Section at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, said: "We are delighted to partner with the SC to deliver Tamreen and help children and young people acquire new skills while being inspired about Qatar's hosting of the World Cup. Projects such as Tamreen help to build excitement about the tournament while supporting the objectives of schools, teachers and parents across the country."
Launched on 3 March, the Tamreen website offers teachers a complete toolkit, including guidance notes, information sheets, presentations, worksheets and quizzes. The toolkits can be used together to form a comprehensive, in-depth look at Qatar 2022, or individually to highlight certain initiatives or areas of the curriculum – giving teachers, youth group coordinators or parents the maximum freedom when it comes to teaching.
During the first phase of the launch, the SC and Ministry will conduct workshops with governmental and international schools to test the materials and gather feedback from teachers and students. More than 1,000 students and 25 governmental and private schools will take part in the first phase.