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26/04/2014 - 07:00hs

Contest to take Qatari youths to the Amazon

The Brazil Qatar Challenge is open to natives of the Arab country aged 17 to 21. The winners will travel to Brazil to engage in adventure sports and help rebuild a school in the forest.

São Paulo – Six young people from Qatar will be selected in a contest to spend one month in Brazil engaging in adventure sports and helping rebuild a school in a village in the Amazon. The Qatar Brazil Challenge is sponsored by Vodafone Qatar and by the sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani, the first Qatari ever to reach the peak of the Everest. The contest is also a part of the activities of the Year of Culture Qatar Brazil.

The contest is open to young Qataris aged 17 to 21 who are fluent in Arabic and possess good command of the English language. To compete, applicants must fill in an application form and record a video of up to one minute explaining why they would like to be chosen to visit Brazil.

The trip to Brazil will take place from August 7th to September 2nd, and winners will have all their expenses covered. While in Brazil, in addition to helping rebuild a burnt-down school at a forest village, the youths will engage in activities such as climbing, canoeing, piranha fishing, cycling and construction of rope bridges, among others.

All of the activities will be supervised by professionals from True Adventure, a British adventure tourism company. The youths’ trip will be filmed by a team from Doha-based video production company Mediadante, which will make a documentary on the Qataris’ expedition in the Amazon.

Registration for the contest is open until May 10th. Additional information and the application form are available at mediadante.tv/?p=914.

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