Rubu’ Qarn Foundation subsidiaries hold orientation sessions for 100 new members
Sharjah Children, Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah, Sharjah Youth, and Sharjah for Capability Development (Tatweer) introduce programmes to foster capabilities of youth
Sharjah, July 23, 2020
Four Sharjah-based entities under the umbrella of the Rubu’ Qarn Foundation for Creating Leaders and Innovators have held orientation sessions for 100 new members to introduce their line-up of carefully designed programmes and workshops aimed at developing and honing skills in diverse fields.
The orientation sessions, held by Sharjah Children, Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah, Sharjah Youth, and Sharjah for Capability Development (Tatweer), focused on multiple areas to foster the talent and capabilities of the youth.
Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah conducted the orientation session for members from Sharjah Children. They attended Sajaya’s virtual summer camp workshops namely ‘Entrepreneurship’, ‘Challenge accepted’, ‘Programming’, ‘Learn Japanese’, ‘Photography’, ‘Fashion design’, ‘Interior design’ and ‘Toastmasters’.
Sharjah Youth welcomed the newly inducted members into their ‘Let’s Summer’ camp as part of the orientation sessions. The new members attended a series of knowledge-based remote seminars and workshops including ‘Cinematic Arts’, ‘Sports Time’, ‘Business’, ‘Poetic Reading’ and ‘Alternative energy’.
At the orientation session held by Sharjah for Capability Development (Tatweer), members currently enrolled in Sajaya and Sharjah Youth were introduced to programmes instituted by Tatweer in cooperation with local and international partners, aimed at enhancing their creativity and advancing their specialised skills.
All programmes offered by the subsidiaries of Rubu’ Qarn fall under the Foundation’s approved categories: ‘Arts and Entrepreneurship’, ‘Science, Technology, and Life Skills’, and ‘Literature and Languages’.
Sheikha Aisha Al Qasimi, Director of Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah, said: “The orientation sessions were held to introduce children and youth to the varied activities and programmes that will shape and nurture their skills as they move from one organisation to the other. The packed agendas have been designed to nurture generations of well-rounded young ladies and enable them to reach their potential and gain valuable skills in sports, science, arts or entrepreneurship.”
She added: “The Rubu’ Qarn Foundation for Creating Leaders and Innovators provides a unique and comprehensive model of institutional integration. The orientation sessions are aimed at achieving the common goals of raising a generation rooted in their national identity, and helping the youth continue their journey of self-development to realise their full potential. These efforts are in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, and Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of the Rubu’ Qarn Foundation, to provide an enabling environment for children and youth and empower them with 21st-century skills.”
According to Fatima Mohammed Musharbek, Acting Director of Sharjah Youth, “The orientation sessions attest to the collaborative strategy of the various entities operating under the Rubu’ Qarn Foundation, and highlights their unified vision in nurturing innovative future generations to fulfil the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. This is realised by offering hands on opportunities for children and youth to grow, learn and acquire societal skills compatible with the requirements of the modern era, thereby moulding them into capable leaders who can contribute to the creation of a positive and developed society.”
Musharbek added: “This year, the orientation sessions were organised remotely in light of the current circumstances. We have welcomed into our fold the young members of Sharjah Children who are close to our target age group of 13 to 18 years. We are working together to optimise the passion of these young ones and direct their creative energies on the right track.”
Aysha Ali Kaabi, Acting Director of Sharjah Children, said: “The virtual orientation sessions introduced our graduating members to Sharjah Youth and Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah in a nurturing and safe environment. We are investing in youth capacity building to prepare a generation of capable citizens endowed with creative skills and who are equipped with the necessary attributes to become good leaders.”
Khaled Ibrahim Al Nakhi, Acting Director of Sharjah Capacity Development, Sharjah for Capability Development, said: “The overarching goal of the subsidiaries under the Rubu Qarn Foundation is to develop a cadre of young leaders equipped with the skills needed to best serve their communities and drive the emirate of Sharjah forward. This programme of youth leadership development will contribute to building knowledge-based generations capable of leading the country into the future.”
Sharjah Children fosters cultural, artistic, technical, and sports skills for 6-12-year-olds; Sharjah Youth focuses on continuous learning initiatives for 13 to 18-year-old males; Sajaya develops the skills and talents of young ladies in the 13 to 18 years age group; while Sharjah for Capability Development is open to both genders who are 19 years old and above.