Doha Centre for Media Freedom (DCMF) took part in the launch ceremony of "Emergent Ambassadors" programme held by Al Hekma school.
The centre was represented by a four-member delegation that distributed certificates to participants and honoured school director Saher Khateeb with a shield and honorary certificate.
Head of Media Literacy department Rania Huseini presented on the occasion DCMF media literacy programme which aims to upgrade and promote media knowledge at schools. She said that in addition to giving out gifts to emergent ambassadors, the centre will work with the school over the next year to develop a media literacy programme.
"Al Hekma initiative and our programme share the same goal of improving students' communication and expression skills and reinforcing their self-confidence", said Huseini adding that "cooperation with Al Hekma allows us to be in touch with teachers and students who will participate in our programme."
Two of emergent media students at DCMF, Abed Allah Mugat and Dina Amer, covered the ceremony, taking shots of the participants and conducting interviews with the school owner and directors as well as with a number of students and emergent ambassadors.
"Students who take part in this programme have a chance to learn in joyful environments outside the classroom. They play a diplomatic role and thus are in good position to develop their debating and communication skills," history teacher, Lurin Fernadez, told DCMF emergent media students.
Al Hekma director, Saher Khateeb, underlined the importance of having DCMF emergent media students film the event, pointing out that such a task will encourage students to take their roles as diplomats seriously.
Ten-year-old Amer Abbas from Nepal told DCMF how much he was nervous before delivering his presentation in front of his colleagues, stressing that it meant a lot to him to speak about the plight of children in Nepal.
Emergent media students will upload the footages they have taken of the ceremony on YouTube and release a press statement.
View below the coverage in English provided by DCMF's junior reporters on the day.