Turning off the lights when
you leave a room or closing the refrigerator door when you’re finished are
simple actions that can make a major difference. These are some of the lessons
that fourth-graders from 22 schools across Qatar are learning through football
thanks to Tarsheed 22, the National Programme for Conservation and Energy
Efficiency launched by Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation
(KAHRAMAA), and the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC).
More than 200 boys and girls
from 11 local schools gathered at Oxygen Park, in Qatar Foundation, in two
different sessions to play football and learn. Community coaches from
Generation Amazing, the SC’s flagship CSR programme, and Tarsheed used
different activities to increase awareness among the kids about the long-term
positive effects of more sustainable behaviour.
Sheila Dohmann, SC Head of Local & Regional CSR Projects, said: “We give them classroom learning and active learning. This is all part of Green Generation, the Generation Amazing module which focuses on energy and water conservation.”
She added: “In the active
learning section our coaches use different games, such as laying cones on the
field that represent a turned on computer or light. The cones are randomly
thrown on the field and have to be noticed by the kids in order to score a
The Green Generation initiative, running for periods of 10 weeks in schools across Qatar, gives children aged 7 to 12 an understanding of environmental challenges and how to overcome them. Football plays a key role in this learning, not only with stadiums for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ being an example of sustainability, but also helping the lessons be more fun for the kids.
Find out more about Generation Amazing and the Green Generation here.