Students learn to be creative

ABU DHABI — A large number of students have been spending their time this summer on leisure and creative activities that are part of the annual Sayfuna Mumayaz (Our Distinguished Summer) programme, which commenced on June 8.

By Ahmed Abdul Aziz

Published: Sun 22 Jul 2007, 9:00 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 3:16 AM

Sayfuna Mumayaz has been jointly organised by the Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec), Zayed University, UAE University and Higher Colleges of Technology, the British Council, the Institute of Applied Technology (IAT) and German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) for international services.

One of the most interesting events is the 'Summer of Challenge' which, for the third consecutive year, has a lot of surprises for school children.

The summer activities are catering to 15,000 students of Grade 2-9 while the Summer of Challenge Programme is targeting 4,000 students of Grade 6-11 in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and the Western Region.

“We have realised the importance of vocational training. Hence, this year we are concentrating on providing students with IT, carpentry and steel designing courses. Moreover, we have employed more bus supervisors, nurses and classroom assistants to make sure students are safe and well cared for," said Adec Director-General Mubarak Al Shamsi.

The programme activities are being held at 16 venues across Abu Dhabi and 25 centres in Al Ain and the Western Region. There are separate venues for boys and girls at Madinat Zayed, Al Mirfa, Ruwais, Al Sila and Delma Island.

Sayfuna Mumayaz is offering a wide range of choice for students to increase their knowledge about heritage and culture, art, music, games, cooking, science and mathematics, English language, management, IT, sports, swimming and equestrian innovations.

The summer challenge programme was so successful that many student wanted it to extend to another month.

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