Sat 17-03-2018 18:56 PM
SHARJAH, 17th March 2018 (WAM) – The Organizing Committee of the 13th Sharjah Arab Children Forum (SACF), organized by Sharjah children of Rubu’ Qarn for Creating Future Leaders and Innovators, will unveil details of this year’s event at a special press conference to be held at Mughaider Children’s Centre, Sharjah on Monday March 19.
This year’s edition, held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of the Rubu’ Qarn for Creating Future Leaders and Innovators, takes place from March 24-28 under the theme “Hear us … We Are The Future”. The forum is a platform hosted every two years for Arab children of different ages and nationalities to discuss the issues that concern them and affect their present and future.
Aisha Ali Al Kaabi, Acting Director of Sharjah Children Centres, said: “The Sharjah Arab Children Forum reaffirms Sharjah’s commitment to championing children’s issues and reflects Sharjah’s vision for childhood development for the future.
“The forum, which has been held since 1995 under the guidance and support of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah and Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of the Rubu’ Qarn for Creating Future Leaders and Innovators, seeks to support children from all over the Arab world. It adheres to instilling loyalty to the homeland and the identity, and the raising of an educated generation equipped with will and determination and the right to live safely.
“The Forum strengthens the reputation of Sharjah as a city that nurtures children and young people, and which, through its initiatives and programs, is keen to safeguard the rights of children and strengthen the relationships between UAE children and Arab children.”
This year’s forum will highlight the importance of science and technology in children’s lives, and show how this field can help to stimulate thinking, innovation and creativity. The forum will also discuss the importance of sustainable development to Arab children and society.