Based on the vision of the Wife of His Highness Ruler of Sharjah Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in directing Emirati young ladies and helping them choose their future career, Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah, formerly known as Sharjah Girls Centres, is gearing up to launch its 2015 summer programme, themed “Futurism”, across all its branches in Sharjah, Kalba and Khorfakkan, from August 2nd to 26th, with the aim to develop the personal and professional skills of Emirati young ladies and prepare national women’s competencies in new innovative areas.
The programme will include workshops and interactive activities that allow young ladies the opportunity to engage in new experiences and practice different professions that they select from several disciplines, including science and inventions, media and art, space science and astronomy, environmental studies, fashion design and smart software industry, to ensure wider participation of young ladies in these fields and support their roles as main players in the comprehensive development of the UAE.
The summer programme aims to help participating young ladies learn about new professions and gain experience in the disciplines of their choice, as well as to provide support for those who show the most promise to begin work on their own enterprises.
HE Aisha Khalid Al Qasimi, Director of Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah, said, “The summer programme comes as part of a series of training programmes organised by Sajaya throughout the year. This year’s programme corresponds to the national strategy for women’s empowerment and capacity building that aims to help Emirati young ladies overcome difficulties that hinder their participation in all walks of life and enables them to become effective and leading players in the sustainable development of the UAE, occupying the positions they deserve and becoming role models for women’s leadership in all local, regional and international forums.”
She added, “We are always eager to organise training programmes that help young ladies develop their professional skills and personalities. We sought this year to include unique and new professions and disciplines in the 2015 summer programme, in order to provide our young ladies with the tools and expertise needed to qualify them for excellence and creativity in those professions, and to support them in establishing their own businesses and projects.”
HE Aisha Khalid Al Qasimi expressed her hope that the near future will witness the launch of pilot projects run by the Emirati young ladies who received their training at Sajaya’s programmes, and that they will contribute to the UAE’s overall economic development.