Sa­jaya Young Ladies help girls with fu­ture ca­reers

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SHAR­JAH: Sa­jaya Young Ladies of Shar­jah (Sa­jaya), a sub­sidiary of the Rubu’ Qarn Foun­da­tion for Cre­at­ing Lead­ers and In­no­va­tors, has con­cluded its third win­ter pro­gramme.

Themed ‘Mehnati’ (My Ca­reer), the ield train­ing INI­TIA­TIVE was DED­I­CATED to de­vel­op­ing the pro­fes­sional skills of girls aged 13-18 years and was held in co­op­er­a­tion with a num­ber of other sim­i­lar per­sonal de­vel­op­ment in­sti­tu­tions in Shar­jah, Kalba and Khor­fakkan.

HELD In two phases, THE irst From JAN 2-4 AND THE sec­ond From JAN 7-11, THE Mehnati pro­gramme fo­cused on pro­fes­sional ca­reers in the me­dia, arts, health­care, man­age­ment and en­vi­ron­men­tal ields, Among oth­ers, with par­tic­i­pants able to gain valu­able in­sights into an ar­ray of dif­fer­ent forms of em­ploy­ment and the core skills needed to be­come ef­fec­tive in the re­spec­tive roles.

The pro­gramme had been de­vised to help the girls ex­plore op­tions for their fu­ture pro­fes­sional ca­reers, en­able them to discover the re­al­i­ties of the work­place en­vi­ron­ment and al­low them to gain im­por­tant in­sights into em­ployee re­spon­si­bil­i­ties. It also aimed to en­hance their com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills in line with the UAE’S vi­sion to cre­at­ing a gen­er­a­tion of fe­male lead­ers.

“This train­ing pro­gramme aligns with our com­mit­ment to further en­hance the skills of Sa­jaya girls, guide them in ex­plor­ing their pas­sions and par­tic­u­lar ar­eas of in­ter­est and help them think about ca­reers that align with their per­sonal at­tributes and ca­pa­bil­i­ties. The tim­ing of this pro­gramme was de­lib­er­ate to be in con­junc­tion with this crit­i­cal pe­riod of their lives in order to help them choose their aca­demic and pro­fes­sional path­ways and to en­sure for them a bet­ter and brighter fu­ture,” said Sheikha Aisha Khalid Al Qasimi, Di­rec­tor of Sa­jaya.

“Through the Mehnati pro­gramme, we seek to shed light on a num­ber of dif­fer­ent ca­reers so that the girls can discover more about what re­ally in­ter­ests them work-wise. This helps them to con­sider their fu­ture with a real im­mer­sive ex­pe­ri­ence on which to base their judge­ment. In do­ing so, we are build­ing a gen­er­a­tion of tal­ented young EMI­RATI Girls who ARE quali­ied to further lead the UAE’S sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment At All ields, In Align­ment with UAE Vi­sion 2021,” Sheikha Al Qasimi added.

Sa­jaya Young Ladies of Shar­jah is ded­i­cated to de­vel­op­ing the tal­ents of girls aged 13-18 years in all cre­ative spheres. Es­tab­lished in 2004 un­der the um­brella of Shar­jah Chil­dren’s Cen­tres, Sa­jaya be­came an in­de­pen­dent en­tity in 2012 fol­low­ing an ad­min­is­tra­tive de­ci­sion By HER HIGH­NESS SHEIKHA JAWAHER Bint Mo­hammed Al Qasimi, wife of His High­ness the Ruler of Shar­jah, Chair­per­son of the Supreme Coun­cil for Fam­ily Af­fairs and Chair­per­son of the Rubu’ Qarn Foun­da­tion.

The Mehnati pro­gramme fo­cused on pro­fes­sional ca­reers in the me­dia, arts, health­care, man­age­ment and en­vi­ron­men­tal fields, among oth­ers.

The par­tic­i­pants were able to gain valu­able in­sights into an ar­ray of dif­fer­ent forms of em­ploy­ment and the core skills needed to be­come ef­fec­tive in the re­spec­tive roles.

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