Sharjah Youth Parliament Will Take UAE’s Anti-bullying March Forward this Thursday (May 23)
UAE had the eighth-largest prevalence of bullying, according to an OECD 2017 report
Sharjah, May 21, 2019: Sharjah Youth and Sajaya Young Ladies (SYL) of Sharjah – affiliates of Rubu’ Qarn Foundation for Creating Leaders and Innovators – will organise a youth session titled ‘Bullying… Causes and Effects’ tomorrow (Thursday).
The discussion will be held at the Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre (JRCC), and convene 80 young members of Sharjah Youth Parliament’s 7th edition.
The discussion aims to offer the UAE’s youth a platform to express their views on this serious issue. Participants will bring to light its main causes and forms, which many of them have either personally experienced or seen through close quarters. They will also be discussing the direct impacts of bullying on the victims’ academic performance, as well as lifelong psychological consequences for some individuals.
A portion of the session will be dedicated to deliberating on precautionary and preventive measures to limit the practice of bullying, especially in schools.
The session will, therefore, be fundamental to bringing young men and women together to work towards identifying a pressing social issue and find solutions for utilising their shared experiences and aspirations.
The session will host HE Mohammed Ahmed Al Mulla, Secretary General of the Sharjah Education Council; HE Afaf Al Marri, Director of Sharjah Social Services Department; and Tahir Ahmed Al Mehrazi, Head of Learners Affairs Department at Sharjah Special Education Authority.
Sharjah Youth, affiliate of Rubu’ Qarn Foundation for Creating Leaders and Innovators, focuses on creativity, innovation and shaping of young talents aged 13-18. It has been offering them continuous care, creating an attractive environment for them to practice their hobbies and acquire skills through the entity’s eight centers in different regions of Sharjah. Also, it works towards helping the Emirati youth develop their national identity by understanding, imbibing and upholding the UAE’s values.
Sharjah Youth was established in 2004 following an Emiri decree issued by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.
SYL Sharjah is a leading organisation dedicated to developing the talents of young ladies in the age group of 13-18 years in all creative spheres. Established in 2004 under the umbrella of Sharjah Children’s Centres, it became an independent entity in 2012 following an administrative decree from Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of the Rubu’ Qarn Foundation.