28 girls from GEMS schools win awards
Dubai, April 27, 2011
The Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Award for Excellence was presented to 28 girls from the GEMS network of schools across the Middle East and India, today by Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
The seventh annual award includes a scholarship to cover a year’s tuition fee at a GEMS school and a memento.
The Awards were started by GEMS in 2005 to honour Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, wife of late President His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, for her contributions to the empowerment of the UAE women, and her support for excellence in all areas.
The award has traditionally recognized young women from GEMS Schools in the UAE. Since 2009, the award has been extended to all female students from GEMS Schools around the Middle East and India. Two young women from Qatar, one from Jordan and India each attended today’s award ceremony.
These outstanding girls were nominated by their schools and were chosen based on outstanding academic success, significant contribution to environmental concerns, high level of commitment to the communities they live in and their demonstration of world citizenship.
GEMS founder and chairman Sunny Varkey congratulated the students, parents and teachers, and urged the winners to pursue excellence in all their future endeavours. – TradeArabia News Service