DUBAI, 6th September, 2018 (WAM) — The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has successfully concluded the first level of the 5th Future Engineer summer camp.
The camp, which included more than 60 training hours of a comprehensive and intensive study plan, was organised for employees’ children between 12 and 15 years of age at the Reading Tent in Zabeel Park in Dubai. The second level of the camp will begin this December after which the participants will graduate. This supports DEWA’s vision to become a sustainable, innovative world-class utility, and its efforts to foster creativity and innovation within the community.
Students participating in the first level of the programme acquired many technical skills, which contributed to expanding their perceptions and enhancing their creativities. They also learnt about the basic principles in electrical engineering, basics of robotics, how to build and develop smartphone programmes and applications, and other scientific and practical applications that establish the love of science and engineering in young people.
“DEWA is keen on organising the summer camp annually in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to support and spread the culture of innovation between older generations and young people. He once observed, ‘Our responsibility is to prepare generations for future and our ambitions are to have scientists who contribute to the progress of mankind.’ The Future Engineer summer camp is an ideal platform to prepare students for promising careers, provide them with technical skills, and develop their scientific research, innovation, and creativity.
“The camp also motivates the new generation to learn science and technologies, supporting DEWA’s objectives to consolidate an environment of knowledge that contributes to equipping a generation with science and knowledge. This contributes to achieving the UAE’s National Advanced Sciences Agenda 2031, which aims to develop advanced solutions to use advanced sciences in the development and creation of solutions to future challenges in support of the government’s efforts to achieve the objectives of Vision 2021 and Centennial Plan 2071,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.
As part of its efforts to enhance coordination with parents and enable them to follow up with their children’s activities during the camp, DEWA launched its SeeSaw application, which allows parents to communicate with teachers, coaches, and supervisors.
The parents thanked DEWA and expressed their gratitude for its role in educating their children, developing their capabilities, and instilling concepts of innovation and creativity during the school holidays in preparation for a bright and promising future.
The first level of the 5th Future Engineer camp hosted 30 students with a 99.89 percent happiness rate.