Summer programme launched for children

ABU DHABI — UAE General Women’s Union (GWU) yesterday launched a special five-week summer programme for national and expatriate kids.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Sun 26 Jun 2005, 10:31 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 8:10 PM

Organised under the motto ‘Invest In Your Summer’, the programme includes a variety of useful activities and training courses for male children in the age group of 7-12 and female children in the 7-16 age group.

According to organisers, about 300 children will avail of this year programme held under the supervision of the ‘IT Training Centre’ and ‘Tawasul and Family Consultation Centre’ affiliated to the GWU.

Children will be divided into 15 groups so as to guarantee the majority of kids avail of the different courses the summer programme provides.

Several public departments and institutions, namely the Civil Defence General Directorate, the UAE Red Crescent, Abu Dhabi Municipality and Environment Friends Society, will take in the conducting the summer courses.

The summer programme would hone the language skills of children as it would provide short computer courses on English and French Languages. Children will also have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge about computer maintenance, cuisine and healthy dietary systems through simple training courses.

The programme has devoted a section for the Holy Quran memorisation and recitation.

Lectures and workshops on first aid, disaster management and plantation, waste recycling and environment protection will also be conducted. A painting section where kids could develop their drawing talents and a special training course on the art of architecture will also be there.

In a statement, Noura Khalifa Al Suwaidi, Director of the GWU, said the summer programme comes in line with the directives of GWU’s Chairperson Shaikha Fatima bint Mubarak aimed at helping children invest their summer.

“According to Shaikha Fatima, summer should be utilised in honing children skills and enhance their capacity in gaining knowledge in an attractive manner,” said Mrs Suwaidi.

For registration contact the GWU at 02-4473116.

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