Doha: The Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoEHE), in cooperation and coordination with the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), on Tuesday launched the “rasekh “, a new online educational platform affiliated with the Qatar Foundation that will be accessible to all schools in the country.
The event, held at the permanent headquarters of the Ministry of Education, brought together the Minister of Education and Higher Education, HE Buthaina bint Ali Al Jabr Al Nuaimi, and senior officials from both parties .
The “rasekh” initiative aims to provide a high-quality educational experience guided by a vision of a local nature by allowing schools to integrate curricula, local knowledge and innovations, values, heritage and national identity, as well as than identifying global sustainability challenges linked to the local context, while promoting the Arabic language and showcasing national values and identity.
The initiative also aims to build bridges between all knowledge societies inside and outside the Qatar Foundation, while ensuring students’ access to knowledge in various fields, encouraging student work that reflect their values, morals and national identity, and allowing them to showcase their work. locally and globally and communicate in their mother tongue with pride.
Maha Al-Ruwaili, Deputy Undersecretary for Educational Affairs at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, said: “The Ministry of Education and Higher Education has always been committed to providing students high-quality learning opportunities and to achieve high-quality learning outcomes, in addition to enabling the products of the education system to respond successfully to the opportunities and challenges posed by the 21st century.”
She added that realizing Qatar’s national vision requires individuals who possess more than knowledge; people who can understand knowledge and can apply and use it creatively to solve problems.
Al-Ruwaili said there was therefore a need to work on more effective investment of available resources to support teaching and learning and to activate meaningful partnerships with public institutions.
“The “rasekh” platform will help provide educational materials that connect students to today’s world and their practical reality by providing the latest, up-to-date and useful content in Arabic and English, as well as links detailed program plans that are linked to the Sustainable Development Goals,” she said.
Al-Ruwaili added that the platform achieves equality, inclusiveness, quality and unique opportunities to raise the level of education in Qatari society.
“It also serves as a resource for students in public and private schools to refer to and benefit from the study programs offered, in accordance with a codified mechanism that guarantees equal access to knowledge for all students, to provide an educational trend clear in line with the objectives of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education,” she noted.
In her presentation at the event, Sheikha Nouf bint Ahmed bin Saif Al Thani, Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships in Pre-University Education at the Qatar Foundation and keynote speaker at the launch event, said: “rasekh is a comprehensive platform that connects global context with local knowledge, innovation and language. Its importance lies in building bridges of cooperation between different bodies and developing multi-disciplinary projects to integrate knowledge between various bodies and multiple knowledge societies inside and outside Qatar.
“Through rasekh, we seek to help teachers and learners make new connections between all kinds of global and local knowledge, facts, topics and issues,” she added.
Cheikha Nouf said that the cooperation between pre-university education and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education is permanent and continuous.
“Cooperative ties have been extended and established since the establishment of pre-university education, and “rasekh” is not our first initiative, but was preceded by several initiatives and projects that the Ministry knew, and was a partner in some of them,” she added.