Qatar Biobank Active at Garangao Engage Children in Health-Oriented Activities
- Publication Date:
- 22/06/17 1:04 PM
Qatar Biobank recently participated in the Garangao cultural celebration organized by Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF).
Qatar Biobank recently participated in the Garangao cultural celebration organized by Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF). The event was designed to engage children of various age groups in an array of creative activities, which sought to provide information about Qatar’s rich heritage and culture and promote health and well-being.
As part of the event, Qatar Biobank hosted two activities that were centered on its mission to improve the health of the people of Qatar, decrease their chances of avoiding serious illnesses, and promote better overall health for future generations. The activities included the ‘Spinning Wheel’, which featured a series of questions and answers about healthy eating habits during the month of Ramadan.
The ‘Missing Square Puzzle’, another activity, was aimed at stimulating the concatenation and learning abilities of the participating children. It required children to piece together a puzzle that illustrated the walkthrough of Qatar Biobank’s participants visit.
Dr Nahla Afifi, Acting Director of Qatar Biobank, said: “We are happy these activities created much excitement among children and served as an informative recreation. Children enjoyed a fun-filled and educational night, which was basically designed to spark their creativity, encourage team work, and promote adopting a healthier lifestyle.”
“I am thankful to the Qatar Biobank team that worked together to set up and host the activities, and to create a fun-filled atmosphere conducive to learning and peer interaction,” Dr Afifi added.
You are being invited to take part in Qatar Biobank, Qatar’s long-term medical health initiative for Qatar’s population. To help you decide whether to contribute, here is some information on Qatar Biobank and what taking part involves.
Qatar Biobank will make it possible for scientists to conduct research to address some of the greatest health challenges facing Qatar and the region, including cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and cancer.