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(L-R) Al-Shehhi and Dr Al Bahar sign the agreement

D3, Al Jalila Cultural Centre partner to promote art to kids

DUBAI, October 7, 2016

Dubai Design District (d3) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children to collaborate together in projects promoting Art and Design to the younger creative generation in the UAE.
 
The memorandum was signed at hai d3 itself, by Mohammad Saeed Al-Shehhi, chief operating officer of d3 and Dr. Mona Al Bahar, CEO and member of the Board of Trustees at Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children.
 
The agreement will facilitate a number of initiatives that will provide the children of Dubai with a creative platform that educates, inspires, and nurtures their creativity in the different fields of art, science, and culture. According to the agreement, the two entities will work together to support and promote cultural events in UAE, and collaborate in conducting joint researches and studies in various cultural, artistic and media fields related to children.

Al-Shehhi said: "Our collaboration with Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children is in line with d3’s vision to help foster creativity and innovation in the younger talent, whilst helping to drive and develop the design education sector for the benefit of the wider economy. The recent Mena Design Education Report, which d3 supported, highlights a need for a nine-fold increase in young designers to achieve sustainable growth of the design sector in the region. At d3, we are committed to helping the UAE meet this target and ensuring a prosperous future for the younger creative generation.”
 
Dr. Al Bahar said: Al Jalila Cultural Centre For Children is always looking to secure partnerships that foster creative, secure and safe environments for children to learn and develop their all-round innovation and artistic skills. These learning environments align to our vision of instilling national values in the young people of the nation."

She added: "We are keen to cooperate with all concerned parties and innovation within the state as well as anywhere in the world. The d3 model is a living testimony to the potential of the sons and daughters of the nation and the world at large. It embodies the vision of Dubai taking big steps towards becoming a smart city in every way. Our collaboration with d3 will enable our young members to interact and engage with the smart city concept at a physical level and grow more opportunities to open young minds to a wider range of artistic, creative and innovative inspirations. Together with d3 we will strengthen our goals of growing the next generation of leaders of this nation – who will be groomed in modern and contemporary ways as well as traditional and national values." - TradeArabia News Service




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