Posted on May 25, 2019

As part of McDonald’s Qatar effort to further connect to the community, as well as support and empower the young writers in Qatar, they recently launched a writing competition which helps children further hone their talents as well as expand their creativeness and resourceful thinking to express themselves freely.

The “Share A Story” initiative has inspired, encouraged and trained children’s creativity to think outside the box and reached their full potential. The activity that drove the storyteller of tomorrow enthusiasm to grow as readers and write their own unique story in a more and exciting environment at an early age.

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McDonald’s Qatar has, so far, received over 60 original thought-provoking stories since the initiative was launched. Judges of the contest were captivated by the imagination of the young authors. The 10 winners were announced at the special ceremony at McDonald’s Qatar Al Sadd branch and awarded with gift packs, Happy meal vouchers, and recognition certificates. The first-place winner who won is Louis Jancee Agustine, his poignant story is about his selfless Mom who sacrificed career for the love of her family.

To commemorate the huge success of the Share A Story drive, McDonald’s Qatar hosted a storytelling through puppetry show to the youngest audiences in Al Sadd area that droves the curiosity of the children. Together with their parents' children were thrilled by the show using shadow puppets, hand puppets, wide mouth puppets, human arm puppets, and live actors that added more interaction with the audience who portrayed to life the winning story about a MOM’s love and care for their children. The story that inspired the young author’s and teaches a life-lesson that made it more relatable to your audiences.

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Ghada Kamal, Marketing Manager of McDonald’s Qatar (Al Mana Restaurants & Food Co) said, “We are so proud of all the young authors who participated in this activity. It’s also an honor for McDonald’s Qatar to host this kind of activation that promotes the advancement of children’s reading ability that expands their imagination, confidence and writing skills. We acknowledge all the youngster for sharing their great stories. We would like also to thank the parents who continue to spend quality time with the children and remain to be their inspiration while reading the books.”