SUPREME Committee for Delivery and Legacy Secretary General Hassan Al Thawadi expressed hope the 2022 FIFA World Cup would help raise awareness about water and electricity consumption.
“The SC reflects the 2030 Qatar National Vision. Sustainability is one of the tournament’s parameters. We work with the country’s goals on economic and environmental development,” Al Thawadi said at the third edition of Tarsheed 22 awards ceremony, organised to honour the most energy-efficient schools participating in the programme, at the Qatar National Convention Centre last Monday.
The second phase of Tarsheed 22 helped the 22 targeted schools reduce their annual electricity consumption by 1.100 million units of energy and water by 4,350 cubic metre and thereby save approximately QR400,000.
“Power and water conservation is important. We want to use football as a tool to spread awareness about it among school students because they’re our future,” said Al Thawadi.
Minister of Energy and Industry HE Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada and Kahramaa President Essa bin Hilal Al Kuwari were also present on the occasion.
Othman bin Affan Model Independent School for boys won the first prize while Abu Hanifa Model Independent School for boys and Abu Ayub Al Ansari Model Independent School for boys came second and third respectively.
“Besides the legislation to enforce consumption, personal behaviour and commitment are also important for the programme’s success. Saving power and water is important, and the SC believes in such campaigns. I congratulate the winners and other participants,” added Al Thawadi.
The campaign, which started in 2014, is a collaboration between National Programme for Conservation and Energy Efficiency (Tarsheed), Kahramaa and SC.
Maryam Al Hammadi (Othman bin Affan Model Independent School for boys), Alyaa Al Marykhi (Al Wukair Primary Independent School for girls) and Fadwa Mahjoub won the awards for the best co-ordinators.
“Kahramaa is preserving our resources. We aim at building this campaign through the youth. They’re the pillars of tomorrow. And the best way to convey to them is through the 2022 FIFA World Cup,” said Al Kuwari. “The programme’s goal is to build a society conscious of the future generation on energy consumption. The SC shares our commitment towards sustainable development, making it a perfect partner for the project.”