Ministry of Education and Child Safety Campaign discuss collaboration

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SHARJAH, 8th May, 2017 (WAM) — The security of the UAE’s younger generation was top of the agenda at a recent meeting held between the Ministry of Education, MoE, and the Child Safety Campaign, an initiative from the Sharjah-based Supreme Council for Family Affairs, SCFA, to discuss the campaign’s achievements in its second edition, as well as to boost its strategy formulated to ensure the safety of Sharjah’s children and young adults.

The meeting covered the working relationship between the MoE and the campaign in its current third edition, and was attended by Sheikha Khulood Saqer Al Qassimi, Assistant Under-Secretary of Inspection Sector in MoE, Mona Motawe, Human Resources Advisor at the Office of the MoE’s Under-Secretary for Inspection and Support Services, Hanadi Saleh Al Yafei, the Department Director at SCFA and Head of the Organising Committee of Child Safety Campaign, Nahla Hamdan, Manager of Initiatives and Activities Department at SCFA and Moza Al Khayal, Head of Strategy and Business Development for Sharjah Ladies Club.

During the meeting, the campaign’s representatives extended their thanks to the MoE for contributing to the success of its second edition, which was held under the title, ‘Your Child Is Your Responsibility’. They submitted the final report highlighting the achievements of the second edition and emphasised the importance of organising ongoing awareness workshops on child harassment and abuse in schools, and to install surveillance cameras in school buses and facilities.

“The objectives of the Child Safety Campaign are one of the foundations that the MoE is solidifying within an integrated system, which forms part of the Ministry’s strategic plans for workshops and initiatives throughout the year. The MoE is committed to boosting collaboration with different initiatives that enhance child safety and security at schools. Its vision is to support schools as educational platforms that contribute effectively to creating a successful generation armed with knowledge and is physically and psychologically safe,” said Sheikha Khulood.

The Child Safety Campaign is an initiative launched by SCFA under the directives of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of SCFA, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah. It seeks to promote awareness about children’s care, safety and social wellbeing in order to ensure they are physically and psychologically healthy in a happy and stable family environment.