UAE rolls out ‘safety smart’ schools programme
Dubai, June 8, 2014
The UAE is launching an initiative in schools nationwide to improve children’s awareness and understanding of safety, health, sustainability and environmental issues.
The Federal Government has signed a MoU with Underwriters Laboratories to roll out its Safety Smart programme in classrooms.
The UAE students aged between 6 and 14 will be able to participate in the global educational programme.
The MoU aims to qualify educators as programme ambassadors to create awareness among students and develop their safety now and in the future. The new programme is aligned with the UAE government’s strategy towards human development and welfare of its citizens.
Lt. General Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior witnessed the MoU signing at the headquarters of the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ.
The ceremony involved the Ministries of Interior and Education, as well as the Emirates Association for Intellectual Property and Underwriters Laboratories.
"The ministry of interior is keen to strengthen the system of public safety and spread the culture of safety and security across the UAE. The Safety Smart programme is aligned with the goals and mission of the Ministry's strategy, aimed at raising a new generation of students who are aware of the best and most important safety tips and practices," he added.
The Safety Smart programme is active in over 25 countries around the world and has contributed to raising awareness about safety, health and environmental issues among more than 518 million students and households.
The programme’s ‘Total Commitment to Safety’ educational kit and teaching tools have been developed by Underwriters Laboratories in more than 35 languages, in cooperation with Disney Educational Productions.-TradeArabia News Service