World Youth Skills Day strives to encourage youth in acquiring multi talents

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 World Youth Skills Day

Qatar Museums highlights project done by VCUarts Qatar team.

 
The World Youth Skills Day was recognized by the General Assembly on December 18, 2014 and is observed annually on 15th July. 
 
The aim of this day is to inspire and encourage youth in acquiring many skills that would be beneficial for their personal interest and success as well as contribute to global needs.
 
Qatar Museums in an email to their Culture Pass members stated: “Let’s celebrate today's youth and all their achievements! On the occasion of World Youth Skills Day, we would like to bring to you the project done by VCUarts Qatar team”
 

VCUarts Qatar produced infant face-shields to protect tiniest of lives. 

 
During the last week of Ramadan 2020, Dr. Mai Al-Qubaisi, a Senior Consultant in Neonatal Intensive Care, and Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), was wondering how she could prevent her tiny charges from contracting the disease.
 
She had read and heard reports of how countries such as China and Taiwan – which were amongst the first to report cases – had started using infant face shields for newborn babies. With the number of cases in Qatar on the rise, she knew she would have to act quickly.
 
Dr. Al-Qubaisi reached out to Qatar Foundation partner university Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar which put her in touch with VCUarts Qatar, and the university’s Digital Fabrication Lab & Woodshop Coordinator Chris Buchakjian and the Fab Lab team – the same team which helped design and manufacture adult face shields for Qatar Foundation’s Primary Health Care Center in Education City, a few weeks previously.
 
Buchakjian and the Fab Lab team used infant-sized dolls supplied by VCUarts Qatar’s Facilities and Safety department and the team succeeded in manufacturing and delivering 100 infant face shields in just a few days because the people and resources were already in place. The equipment is currently being used by infants in the NICU’s at both HMC and the Cuban Hospital.
 
Dr. Al-Qubaisi sums up her experience, thus. “When I first thought of buying infant face-shields, not for a moment did I think that I would be able to have them manufactured in my own country – it’s wonderful what can happen when people work together for a common purpose.” 
 
Qatar Museums’ purpose as an organisation is to be a cultural instigator for the creation generation. And it is this ambition that QM aims to deliver together as a group of museums and heritage sites to help fulfill the cultural goals of Qatar National Vision 2030. 
 
QM’s brand purpose also aligns with their organizational vision – to develop, promote and sustain the cultural sector at the highest standards. And at the heart of this is a deep commitment to helping Qatar originate art, culture and heritage experiences from within.  This enables the organization to have an extraordinary impact on the world and have the rest of the world understand them in return.
 
QM continuously aims to create and support the next generation of cultural audiences that will generate a national spirit of participation and inspire audiences and producers of the future.

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