Youngsters’ day at energy summit

ABU DHABI — It was youngsters’ day on Tuesday at the fourth World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi with hundreds of schoolchildren from across the country visiting the exhibition and interacting with officials of international companies of energy solution services.


Nissar Hoath

Published: Thu 20 Jan 2011, 12:27 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 5:46 AM

There were more students from primary to university level escorted by their senior teachers and deans than other visitors at the exhibition on Tuesday. The students also included those from other emirates.

Young leaders among them spoke about energy and environment like experts and said such events should be more opened for students.

Deans International School from Ajman brought a group of 21 students of grade four to nine. The students visited almost each stall and pavilion, which they felt had the most interesting displays, and engaged themselves with experts to exchange the ideas.

Salem Ubaid Salem, a seventh grade student, said: “It is very nice to be here. I believe we should attend such events more frequently to learn more about future energy needs and the environment. The credit should go to the management of the school which arranged our visit. We have learnt so many things here.” Salem said he was impressed to see at the exhibition the technologies that are being developed for “our generation to live in a peaceful and resourceful world”. Another student of the school, Ubaid Jamal Ubaid, had similar views to share and said the summit and its exhibition was a learning platform for the youth to know more about what was in the future.

He said: “It is good to be here. With this visit we are learning a lot more about our future. We are seeing the technologies that might prove to bring us a better future.I also want the organisers of such events to have a special slot for students, where experts give lectures and teach us about issues and technologies.”

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