40 Emirati women get leadership training
Sharjah, August 17, 2014
Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah, formerly known as Sharjah Girls Centers, recently held a leadership camp for 40 Emirati women, which included several motivating programmes and workshops.
Organised at the 72 by Hues Hotel Sharjah, the Afaqfirst Leadership Camp aimed at further developing the innate spirit of leadership in young Emirati ladies, serving the interests of the nation in a wide array of fields.
The initiative included the internationally recognized ILM qualifications program, followed by workshops on building confidence and self-esteem.
The event also featured interesting volunteering work program, communicational skills workshop as well as a recreational excursion.
Aisha bint Khalid Al Qasimi, assistant manager of Sajaya Girls Sharjah, said: “We began planning for Afaq Leadership first Camp with the express intention of assisting girls to develop their personal skills and explore new horizons.”
“In addition to this, we strove to raise awareness pertaining to the culture of social responsibility and community participation by fostering knowledge, experience as well as nurturing participants’ natural abilities. I am happy to conclude that these girls are now fully equipped to play an active role in social and cultural discussions.
“Such goals cannot be completely achieved in one single course. There are plans to hold a series of successive courses in the years to come, which will guide, educate and enable Emirati girls continue their successful careers in the government sector. These courses will enhance leadership skills in women who can then make an inspiring contribution to the UAE’s sustainable development,” she added.
Noura Al Hamer, head of Internal Relations Committee at the first Afaq Leadership Camp, said: “The most outstanding achievement through the camp is the discovery of true leadership spirit in our girls. We were really pleased to witness such enormous enthusiasm in our girls who were keen to understand the meaning of leadership and had the eagerness to develop their managerial skills and abilities.”
Hind Farid Al Fardan, head of Activities Committee, added: “The camp will continue gathering momentum and drawing attention through constant development. For this purpose, we will constantly study each and every suggestion proposed by the team and participating girls as well as take into account parents’ recommendations.”
The event aimed at bringing together members of Al Shawra Camp, a selected group of associates from all branches of Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah, a group of girls affiliated with Women Sports Department, Sharjah Social Empowerment Foundation (Tamkeen) as well as a girl from Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services in addition to other participants. – TradeArabia News Service