Sharjah explores joint cooperation in education and culture with Singapore

SHARJAH, 27th March, 2018 (WAM) — Sharjah for Capability Development (SCD) and the Sharjah Media Arts For Youth And Children (FUNN Establishment), have met with Low Pit Chen, Consul-General of Singapore in Dubai, to discuss ways of increased cooperation with a view to and exchange expertise in training, development, education and innovation.

The meeting was attended by Sheikha Jawaher bint Abdullah Al Qasimi, Director of FUNN; and Jassem Al Blooshi, Member of the Board of Trustees of Rubu’ Qarn Foundation for Creating Future Leaders and Innovators.

As part of efforts to enrich the lives of Sharjah’s youth with new training and development opportunities, the meeting touched on strategies for optimal exchange of educational expertise, and discussed ways to create new opportunities for the youth in the field of modern media characterised by rapidly transforming technologies. How to challenge and advance the artistic capabilities of younger generations was also discussed, and both parties suggested the need for exposing the youth to diversified training programmemes, events and activities at local and international levels.

Potential areas of collaboration between the Singaporean Consulate-General and the UAE embassy in Singapore were identified. The first among these will be a visit by the Singapore side to FUNN Establishment this month, followed by a visit by the Sharjah Leadership Programme 2018 members in April.

Low Pit Chen has expressed keen interest to visit the Consultative Council of Sharjah, saying it is a unique platform in the way it exercises decision-making transparency for the benefit of community.

Sheikha Jawaher bint Abdullah Al Qasimi said, “FUNN is dedicated work with countries that have developed and matured their experiences in building capacities of young generations, elevating their skills and stimulating innovation and creativity. Singapore has set a global example for the way it has harnessed human capital. It has been committed to building generations who are equally dedicated to self-development as well as to their contributions to their nation’s present and future.”

Jassem Al Blooshi, said, “This was a significant step in building our new agenda for development. Sharjah for Capability Development found an important platform and audience to promote our recent strategies for capability development of future generations on Sharjah, which moves away from just concentrating on skills to stimulating lifelong learning by embracing a holistic process of development where self-motivation and self-learning take precedence. These ambitions can only be met when our methods are balanced, futuristic, sustainable, and reflect international educational expertise and experience. Such collaborations are, therefore, the way forward for us.”


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