Thu 10-01-2019 17:27 PM
ABU DHABI, 10th January, 2019 (WAM) -- The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge, ADEK, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, has successfully concluded the 2018-2019 Winter Activities Programme, which was held under the theme, 'The UAE Spirit Camp'.
Diverse events ran from 16th December, 2018, to 10th January, 2019, where 1,160 students participated in three main specifically designed projects. These were the Sir Bani Yas Challenge, the Future Leaders Journey, and Heritage, Culture and Science at Community Schools, aimed at raising a creative generation while optimising a student’s time during the school holiday.
ADEK’s priority is to focus on promoting national identity among students.
Commenting on the programme, Dr. Yousif Al Sheryani, ADEK’s Under-Secretary, said, "We are delighted with the success of the Winter Activities Programme. Its results were outstanding, as demonstrated through the active participation and great interaction from participating students. The programme aims to instil national pride and loyalty in students and enhance their understanding and appreciation of Emirati culture, while enhancing their skills and inspiring a sense of team spirit, helping them become more aware of their responsibilities towards the community."
One of the students who participated in the Future Leaders Journey programme, said, "I was very happy to participate in this programme. I learned the true meaning of leadership and the characteristics of a successful leader. The programme also contributed to developing my personality to become a reliable person in senior leadership positions."
Another student said, "I would like to thank ADEK for giving me the chance to learn more about our old Emirati customs and traditions, and the history of our nation which dates thousands of years back."