No fee for ‘people of determination’
DUBAI: Dubai Municipality will exempt companions of “People of Determination” from entry fee for the public parks in Dubai.
The move is part of the keenness of the Municipality to meet the government’s directives to support people of Determination and to provide them with the necessities of a dignified life.
It is also part of the initiative, “My Community Is a Place for All,” launched by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and
DUBAI: The Grand Hyatt Hotel in Dubai was Nov. 14 lit by 100 technological projects presented by 42 schools across the country which saw 18 of them winning prizes of Dubai Electricity and Water (DEWA) Robotics Championship 2017 worth Dhs 135,000.
A total of 900 students, all from the UAE’S elementary, secondary, high school, and university teams as well as students of determination, took part in the competition. The ceremony was presided over by the Managing Director and Chief Executive Oficer of Dewa, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer.
They were honoured in the ive categories of the competition: Sustainability, Technology & Artiicial Intelligence, Smart Services, Power & Water Saving, and Stakeholder Happiness.
Dewa Robotics Championship is an initiative by Dewa to create a culture of innovation among young generation and future innovators to showcase possible innovative solutions with the key focus on innovation in renewable and clean energy, water, technology and future.
In his keynote speech, Al Tayer commended the projects presented by the students noting the competition is preparing the next generation of experts and leaders who will implement the ambitious national strategies and plans to achieve the objectives of the UAE Centennial 2071 launched by the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
“Our wise leadership attaches great importance to innovation. The National Innovation Strategy aims to make the UAE one of the most innovative countries in the world.”
He cited the Global Community Innovation Survey which was recently conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology stating that “the UAE is one of the top 10 highest-ranking countries in the world for innovation.
“The survey also revealed that the majority of innovators from the UAE are willing to share their innovations with others to help them improve their quality of life. At Dewa, we believe that Emirati youth have the potential to transform Dubai into the smartest and happiest city in the world.”
In attendance were the Secretary General of the Executive Council of Dubai, Abdulla Mohammed Al Basti, the Under-secretary of the Ministry of Education for Academic Affairs, Marwan Ahmad Al Sawaleh, and the Assistant Undersecretary for Care and Activities at the Ministry of Education, Dr Amna Al Dahak Al Shamsi.
Al Tayer noted that Dewa organises various competitions that encourage creativity and innovation both locally and globally. These include the Solar Decathlon Middle East, which Dubai will host for the irst time in the Middle East and Africa in 2018 and again in 2020, with prizes worth Dh20m, and the Shams Dubai Solar Rollers, among others.
In the Primary School category, the Cooler Bot project from GEMS Our Own Indian School, won irst place, while Ayoon Smart Jacket project from Falaj Al Mualla School came second, and Recycled Dust Carrier project from Hessa Bint Al-mor School, came third.
In the Secondary School category, the Smart House System project from GEMS World Academy Dubai came irst, the Revoluta project from GEMS Millennium School came second, and the Smoke Extinguisher Robot project from Al-khansaa school came third.
In the High School category, the Robotic Hand project from Al Khaleej National School came irst, the Smart City project from Dibba Al Fujairah Secondary School came second, and the Medical Dispenser Robot project from Ras Al-khaimah secondary school came third.
Winning projects by Students of Determination from Al Noor Training Centre included the Floor Cleaning Robot, Super Drawing Robot, Egg Holder Robot Car, Auto Tray, Hi Happiness Robot, and Car Robot.
In the Universities category, the Talking Cap project from Manipal University Dubai came irst, the Smart House project from University of Sharjah came second, and the Charity Robot project from Al Ghurair University came third.
A Recycle Bot that does not emit by Ambassador School of Dubai