Winners say ...
Dr Siham Bakri
The special needs educator based in Umm Al Quwain, along with Mona Al Ali, did research into the development of language skills among kindergarten children with special abilities.
“I have always been passionate about education, and about assisting children with special needs. This award, which I am sharing with my colleague, feels like a validation for all our efforts,” Dr Bakri said.
Dr Adil Rashid
The Emirati engineer, and his family from Fujairah were awarded for their contributions to society.
“My wife is a principal at a school, and together, we encourage our children to do their bit for their country and their society, whether it comes to feeding the poor or undertaking voluntary work,” Dr Rashid said.
Dr Mohammad Abidou
The Egyptian researcher and professor of electrical engineering based at the King Fahd University in Saudi Arabia received the prize for his work into maximising the efficiency of renewable energy power sources when they are integrated into the general grid system.