DUBAI, 11th April, 2018 (WAM) — Shamma bint Suhail Faris Al Mazrui, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and President of the Emirates Youth Council, met with the heads and coordinators of ministerial and institutional youth councils and members of local councils, as part of the regular introductory meeting of the UAE’s youth councils, at the headquarters of the Youth Office in the Emirates Towers, Dubai.
The meeting, which involved over 50 youths representing the country’s youth councils, presented an overview of the key future plans of the Emirates Youth Council. The participants were divided into ten specialist groups, who discussed the challenges facing Emirati youth and how to deliver their messages to their institutions and regions.
Al Mazrui and the heads of the youth councils discussed relevant key topics, such as education, job opportunities, volunteering, ethics and utilising youth energies in their leisure time, as well as future jobs, indexes to measure youth work, youth data and youth culture.
The participants suggested that they should focus on providing data and studying information on Emirati youth, as shaping the future is related to the available information on youth action and the level of cooperation between various authorities and institutions, which will assist in drafting the best initiatives for the youth and promote their role in shaping the country’s future.
Al Mazrui was briefed about the successes of the country’s youth councils while the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, ADNOC, Youth Council presented their achievements, which included forming youth committees that enabled over 600 youths to work on various projects in less than six months, as well as the creation of the ADNOC Young Leadership Programme.
Al Mazrui said that the ideas and enthusiasm of the UAE’s youth that she witnessed in the meeting highlighted their passion to serve their country and their willingness to work, through these council, on drafting the best international youth policies.
She added that the models adopted by the country’s youth councils are proven to be the best in serving and supporting the youth, and the councils are proposing plans that will shape the overall future of Emirati youth, in cooperation with various national authorities.