09 Feb 2018 - 1:43
‘My Experience’ event honours participants
DOHA: The Ministry of Culture and Sports, the official sponsor of “My Experience” initiative, organised the third meeting at Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU) on Wednesday.
The meeting was attended by Minister of Energy and Industry H E Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada and a number of officials from the Ministry of Culture and Sports and HBKU. Dr Al Sada honoured at the end of the event the participants including traveller Ali bin Tuwar Al Kuwari, artist and phographer Muda Al Hajri, and diver Khalid Hassan Al Hammadi.
Ali bin Tuwar Al Kuwari shared his personal experience in which he turned from student of international relations to traveller in order to learn about the cultures of peoples. He started his travels from Alaska in North America to Latin America, where he visited all its countries as well as the Caribbean Islands.
Al Kuwari documented these trips to start a new journey with the media when he was contracted by Qatar Media Corporation through Qatar TV to lead a research team to introduce Qatar to the world.
He added that he took up other offers from Al Jazeera network for other programs.
He ventured into several initiatives to introduce different cultures and visited new countries in Asia and Europe to discover and know more about these countries.
He pointed out that he recently signed an agreement with Qatar Airways to sponsor Qatari travellers to journey to different regions of the world. Every time 15 tourists and travellers are chosen to benefit many young people.
For her part, artist and the photographer Muda Al Hajri described her experience as also an adventure, where she visited Yemen to learn about its ancient civilization. Over the past seven years, she recorded different aspects of the life of Yemeni society, Yemeni geography and its most important and beautiful features. Qatari diver Khaled Al Hammadi, explained that his diving trips began during his studies in the United States where he received a bachelor’s degree in engineering at the University of Arizona.
He pointed out that through his research in his field of interest, he learned to dive deep in depths of the ocean but faced challenges. At the outset he did not dive into the depths and the period of diving was short, he said. He said he has a global diving ranking and is the first diving instructor who trained 400 people in Qatar.