Dar Al Sharq Group and KidzMondo in tie-up
26 Sep 2016 - 10:05
DOHA: KidzMondo Doha, an upcoming children’s edutainment theme park, will add a ‘newspaper establishment’ to its wide array of offerings in partnership with Dar Al Sharq Group.
The establishment will be built to mimic its real-world counterpart and teach kids the inner workings of a newspaper organisation.
The child will be able to learn the printing process, work flow of a newspaper editor, technical aspects of the profession, technical terms related to newspaper editing and interview people and become an editor through role playing.
Nabil R Barakat, General Manager, KidzMondo Doha, said: “KidzMondo Doha’s partnership with Dar Al Sharq is designed to take our young visitors on an immersive journey through the media landscape in Qatar through our upcoming ‘newspaper’ establishment, which will be modelled after the actual setup of one of the leading publications in the country, Al Sharq.
“We are excited to bring this sensational new educational activity to children and families at KidzMondo’s upcoming indoor theme park.”
Jaber Al Harami, Editor-in Chief, Al Sharq newspaper, said: “Our mission has always been to become a media institution that seeks to integrate its contribution to the construction of our beloved homeland and Qatar National Vision 2030.
“Our partnership with KidzMondo Doha is an important step in that direction. Over the years, we have strategically grown our activities and expanded the core journalism mission of our debut beyond expectations.
“Al Sharq Newspaper establishment at KidzMondo Doha is a fascinating way to introduce young minds to the thrilling world of news and media in a fun, yet educational environment, which is aligned with Dar Al Sharq’s social and awareness initiatives, emanating from its belief in the importance of social work and the distinctive role it plays in building human capacity in Qatar.”
Since it published its first edition in 1987, Al Sharq has grown to become the most-read Arabic daily in Qatar. In 2011, it was named by Forbes magazine as one of the 50 most powerful Arab newspapers in terms of online presence.
Al Sharq was also the first Qatari newspaper to offer an electronic news service that is updated round the clock via its official website. KidzMondo Doha, dubbed the “city of education and entertainment” features an interactive kid-sized city developed for and managed by children between ages two and 14. With its own economy and currency (Kidlars), it includes over 80 real-life simulation activities across diverse business environments and allows children to dress up and role-play realistic tasks in a safe, interactive and educational environment.