16th Sharjah Children Parliament Reveals Recommendations for Inaugural Session
Included action plan to turn Sharjah into world’s best in preserving environment
Sharjah, May 16, 2019 :The Sharjah Children Parliament (SCP) has revealed the recommendations of its inaugural session of the 16th edition.
Themed ‘Leadership through Community Service’, the 16th edition was launched last month with the participation of 60 young members who were nominated and elected from various Sharjah Children centers across the emirate.
The first session was held in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, which saw discussions between the young SCP members and guest speaker HE Thabit Salem Al Tarifi, Director General of Sharjah City Municipality. They ideated on how to preserve and enhance the environment in Sharjah, in order to ensure a healthy lifestyle for the community.
Five key recommendations were announced, including to put in place higher safety measures in Sharjah’s public beaches, to organise training courses for children on waste recycling, to launch a tree-planting campaign for home gardens and streets, while engaging children in the planting process.
Recommendations also included devising an action plan in cooperation with relevant institutions to turn Sharjah into the best city globally, in terms of cleanliness, green spaces and environmental preservation, and finally, to provide dedicated playgrounds for children in the city’s public parks.
The inaugural session was moderated by Salama Saif Al Tunaiji, President of 16th SCP; Saif Obaid Al Suwaidi, First Vice-President, Shaikha Salem Al Naqbi, Second Vice-President, and Reem Khamis Al Mazrouei, Secretary.
Sharjah Children Parliament is an initiative by Sharjah Children, a subsidiary of Rubu’ Qarn Foundation for Creating Leaders and Innovators. It aims to build a generation that is aware and educated on parliamentary life in the UAE. This is in line with the emirate’s vision to encourage children to lead through education and participation in the legislative process. The council establishes principles based on respecting the opinions and freedoms of others, with Islamic values enshrined in its philosophy.