Wed 30-01-2019 15:00 PM
SHARJAH, 30th January, 2019 (WAM) -- More than 1,500 students from 30 schools participated in the Sharakah Sports Festival 2019 held at American University of Sharjah, AUS, recently.
The day-long sports event saw 174 teams from the university’s Sharakah partner schools in Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Qaiwain and Al Ain compete for top honours in a wide variety of sporting disciplines.
Organised by the AUS Office of Enrollment Management, the festival is a community outreach programme that encourages students from grades 10 to 12 at Sharakah schools to embrace good sportsmanship and fitness.
Speaking on the occasion, Ali Shuhaimy, Executive Director of Enrollment Management, said, "We are delighted to see the number of students and schools participating in this year’s festival. Events such as these provide us with an opportunity to welcome high school students and their families to our beautiful campus and see for themselves the excellent facilities on offer. The festival also strengthens our commitment to community engagement and our partnerships with feeder schools."
Sharakah is a partnership programme initiated by the AUS Office of Enrollment Management between the university and select high schools to engage with the university’s strategic initiative to create a platform for cooperation in various academic and non-academic areas. These include the engagement of teachers and students through training sessions, workshops, as well as cultural, social and sporting activities.