Sajaya’s Young Members to be Trained in Horse-riding
to Participate in the Pink Caravan Ride
3 Young Ladies who top the course will be given extensive training to accompany the charity’s equestrian team on the breast cancer awareness campaign
Sharjah, 28 January 2020
Members of the Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah, an affiliate of the Rubu’ Qarn Foundation for Creating Leaders and Innovators, who desire to participate in the Pink Caravan Ride (PCR) as part of the horse riders team but have not yet mastered the skill, will be able to learn to ride by enrolling for horse-riding classes the entity is organising in collaboration with the Ajman Equestrian Club. The participants will also learn leadership and team-building skills and the significance of goodwill and volunteerism.
The course intake will comprise 20 young ladies who will undergo 8 sessions to master the fundamentals of horse-riding. The three most proficient of the participants will receive extensive training that will enable them to take part in the PCR, UAE’s most prominent breast cancer awareness campaign being organised by the Friends Of Cancer Patients (FOCP).
Sheikha Aisha Khalid Al Qasimi, Director of Sajaya, said: “The Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah is keen on developing its members’ physical and intellectual skillsets, as well as nurturing their leadership qualities, confidence and sense of ethics. The best way to achieve this objective is to offer them the opportunity to participate in a variety of initiatives and programmes that will further their capabilities and enable them to become agents of positive change.”
“The horse-riding programme seeks to build a generation of equestrians who imbibe the virtues of social responsibility, patience, goodwill and the attitude to help others. It will encourage them to volunteer in key activities like the PCR, which raises awareness on breast cancer and the importance of early detection. The girls will be an instrumental part of the PCR’s achievements and contribute to making a positive impact on people’s lives,” she added.