Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Here's how to develop creativity in orphans

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is launching its Ruwad initiative to support the Emirates Initiative to Connect with Orphans and Minors launched by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who has also announced that 2015 is the Year of Innovation.

This initiative is being conducted in cooperation with the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) and INJAZ UAE Foundation. DEWA is working to enhance the excellence and competitiveness of the UAE and Dubai by providing excellent government services and adopting the best international practices to achieve the highest levels of happiness and satisfaction in society.

"This unprecedented corporate social initiative supports the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai to enhance cohesion and closer ties within society and also supports our vision to become a sustainable innovative world-class utility and our strategy to support the UAE Vision 2021 and the Dubai Plan 2021 to strengthen Dubai’s position as a cohesive integrated society and our continuous efforts to support philanthropy and humanitarianism locally and globally," said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

"The Ruwad initiative involves sending orphans abroad to get training in innovation and creativity. This has three phases. The first is to train them at the DEWA Sustainable Building in cooperation with INJAZ, a leading training and development institute for the young, which has branches in 123 countries around the world and 14 branches in the Arab world and in cooperation with AMAF, our strategic partner. There will be 383 orphans in the first phase, which will be for every school grade, especially the eleventh grade. Training will take place in the weekends and holidays. In this phase, the best team will be chosen to participate in the second phase."

"Top 20 Emirati female and male students will be sent to Singapore for 6 days, accompanied by DEWA, AMAF and INJAZ staff, to attend intensive workshops on creativity and innovation at the International Creativity Camp in collaboration with the Junior Achievement Organisation. They will work with male and female Singaporean students in 6 different groups to exchange creative ideas and participate in competitions that will develop their creative and innovative skills and prepare a social creative project that serves the UAE under the patronage of DEWA. The students will present their projects on their return," explained Al Tayer.

"In the third phase, the creative students will attend an induction and orientation in DEWA at Jebel Ali Power Station and the Sustainable Building, the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the DEWA Academy and the Mai Dubai factory," concluded Al Tayer. –End-

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