Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah, formerly known as Sharjah Girls Centres, organised a series of workshops at their Al Rigga in Sharjah, Kalba and Khorfakkan branches this past May, with the aim to develop the social skills of Emirati girls, as well as to enhance their talents and prepare them to interact with others in daily life and at social events.
HE Aisha Khalid Al Qasimi, Director of Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah, said, “We are keen to organize various training and entertaining programs on a monthly basis to emit the girls’ positive spirit by nurturing their artistic and creative talents and developing their talents to enrich social and volunteering sense of responsibility. We train them on how to respond in different life situations. We are really pleased with the positive feedback from girls in each of Sajaya branches across Sharjah and their enthusiasm to participate and engage in the program”.
Al Rigga Branch girls attended a workshop titled “Emirati Etiquette” and a workshop titled “First Positive Impression” taught participating girls the power of body language in creating the first impression, along with “Arabic Perfumes” and the workshops of “How to take care of Animals”, in addition to the “Open Day” which gathered the girls members from the 3 branches to provide them various activities about team building.
The workshops organised in Kalba branch focused on gift wrapping and flower decoration, and girls also learnt Emirati traditions in social relations during a workshop of Emirati Etiquette in collaboration with National Media Council along with the “Rational Spending campaign” workshop, in collaboration with Emirates Foundation for Youth Development
Programs in Kalba included workshops on culinary skills, nail colouring, mask colouring, pot painting, healthcare and calligraphy in collaboration with Kalba Art Centre. Activities included tours to Sharjah Aquarium and programs in badminton, football, basketball and music programs in piano and guitar.
A large number of girls participated in Sajaya workshops in Khorfakkan, including a series of lessons on chalk drawing, Egyptian cuisine, photography, bookmark design and calligraphy in collaboration with Khorfakkan Art Centre. Other workshops included a series of workshops about Healthy Diet, Make Up, Fragrance and Incense, Clay Pottery, IPad Drawing and Glass Painting.
Khorfakkan girls visited Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival which took place at Expo Centre Sharjah. Visited also Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, Matter bin Lahej Gallery, Al Mahatta Museum in Sharjah, Old People’s Home in Sharjah.
They learnt basics of first aid and what to do in emergencies and disasters during the Community Service workshop which was organized in collaboration with Sanid Volunteering Program for national emergency response in addition to a Recycling workshop organized by Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPAA).