Programme for university students aimed at sustainable development of youth.
Sharjah: Sharjah’s Knowledge Bridges programme is helping bring holistic development among university students in the emirate, while exposing them to varied challenges through a variety of courses.
Inspired by Shaikh Zayed’s emphasis on cherish human capital, the programme reflects the UAE’s recent push on investing in human capital by fostering the youth during their formative years of school and university education.
Designed by Sharjah for Capability Development (SCD), the Knowledge Bridges programme was launched for Emirati university students in Sharjah in 2017.
The programme is a product of the keenness of His Highness Shaikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and his wife, Shaikha Jawaher Bint Mohammad Al Qasimi, Chairperson of Rubu Qarn Foundation for Creating Future Leaders and Innovators, to support all capability development programmes aimed at attaining Sharjah’s sustainable development objectives.
The Knowledge Bridges series is designed to use education as the link between Emirati youth and the world, and the foundation upon which future leaders are shaped and their skills developed.
In doing so, the programme offers Sharjah’s university goers access to a variety of academic courses and transfer programmes at prestigious educational institutions abroad, facilitating, apart from academic training, crucial aspects of personality development like intercultural understanding and appreciation, empathy, a broader worldview and the eagerness to remain self-motivated and self-learn in a competitive university environment.
The programme’s first edition was held for students aged 19 to 24 from Sharjah University, American University of Sharjah, Higher Colleges of Technology in Sharjah and Sharjah youth centres, who went through an elaborate selection process. The programme’s agenda included an induction tour at the UN headquarters in the US.
Source: Gulf News