Qatar Foundation launches ‘Students of Change’ campaign

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Friday، 22 January 2021

by Joseph Varghese

A new campaign by Qatar Foundation (QF) aims to reimagine education and provide endless possibilities for learners, researchers and innovators among others by helping them become change-makers.

‘Students of Change’ campaign will continue for several months, focusing on helping learners become architects of change and envisage an ecosystem of huge opportunities by constantly designing new avenues.

The campaign primarily focuses on three distinct groups: Youth of Change, Innovators of Change, and Partners of Change.

In the fast emerging global scenario, especially in the aftermath of a severe pandemic that has ravaged the humans so immensely and a disruptor of so many conventional practices in many areas including education, the new campaign is likely to strike a chord with many.

The campaign also encourages all those who are passionate about making a change to get involved in the whole process as it highlights, “In our rapidly evolving world, change is the only constant. It’s in our hands to be a part of it and help shape it.”

“The need to challenge humanity’s ways of doing things has been several years in the making, and now that change has become inevitable. The question is: what will your role be in this change? Will you be a footnote in history or will you play a role in shaping it? Whatever you are, and whatever you do, you can be a student of change and shape our world for the better,” inspires the campaign.

QF, through several visuals and short videos have been sending out the message over its social media platforms for over a week to stir the young minds to ponder over and think differently for a change, it envisages. It invites everyone to be part of the change; be that a student pursuing a degree, a researcher in a laboratory, an aspiring innovator, an artist, a community activist, or just a member of society who wants to play their part.

“Our educational offerings are built to disrupt traditional ways of learning, and provide customised and innovative learning opportunities that empower the youth to think beyond the obvious,” runs the campaign.

The project also aims to make people innovators of change. “We are triggering transformative change by curating big ideas and turning them into breakthroughs. This happens through our platforms in research and innovation, such as in artificial intelligence and precision medicine, as well as through our community initiatives focused on environmental sustainability and social engagement,” it says.

The programme also invites everyone to come together and become partners of change. “When we come together to bring change, our reach and impact can be amplified. The spirit of collaboration is at the core of our organisation, and we are always partnering with organisations and institutions from around the world to facilitate the transfer of ideas and jointly realise them.”

Finally, the campaign offers opportunities for young learners to join QF’s schools and universities; helps researchers and innovators to test, become part of its research, development, and innovation ecosystem or those who want to be part of a community that is striving to make a positive impact in the world around, to explore the community development programmes.

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