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47 students spent more than 80 training hours with happiness rate of 99%
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has successfully concluded the ‘Future Engineer’ that took place from 18 to 29 December 2016, as part of the Reading is Positive Energy exhibition in Zabeel Park. The camp encouraged innovation and creativity among students, and provided them with a distinguished educational platform to develop their basic science skills, such as measuring and observing, analysis and composition, troubleshooting, and deduction in record time.
During a ceremony at the Reading is Positive Energy exhibition, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, presented certificates and awards to the participants. Parents of participating students, along with DEWA’s senior officials, also attended the event.
47 students aged between 12-15 years participated in the winter camp, which was divided into two levels. The first level included 29 new students, while 18 students who participated in the last summer camp joined the second level of the winter camp to continue their training programme. Participating students spent more than 80 training hours focusing on the basics and principles of electricity and electronics. Specialised trainers provided students with the best educational experience with interesting lectures, workshops, and contests.
Students participating in the first level learnt how to build electrical circuits in a safe way. The practical experiments allowed them to better understand topics related to electricity and electronics. The students in the second level learnt about various circuits, and semiconductors like diodes and transistors and its use under different circumstances through interesting scientific experiments.
On the sidelines of the camp, students benefited from a set of lectures and condensed courses in reading, innovation and time management. They expressed their passion to participate in such initiatives. Participants’ happiness survey results reached 99%.
“DEWA organised this winter camp following the successful summer camp it held as part of the Reading is Positive Energy exhibition, in cooperation with Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation. This is aligned with the directives of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, who declared 2016 as the Year of Reading, and also the Arab Reading Challenge initiative, considered the biggest Arab project to encourage reading among students in the Arab world, launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. As part of DEWA’s social responsibility, we are keen on developing practical education in schools to help students find out their future career, and provide them with the needed technical skills. We aim to foster scientific research spirit among students, and encourage them to learn about science and technology. This supports the UAE’s transformation into a knowledge-based economy focusing on recent technology,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
“The UAE’s leadership focuses on children, and works to provide them with a motivating environment, to instil a culture of innovation and creativity. DEWA continuously organises initiatives to prepare our young for a brighter future. The amazing results of the winter camp show our ultimate success in preparing the next generation of engineers, technicians and professionals, who will contribute in meeting future needs to cope with the rapid developments in all aspects,” added Al Tayer.
The winter camp aimed to enhance the social development and instil a culture of innovation and creativity among the new generation. This reflects the efforts of the UAE’s government organisations to achieve the National Innovation Strategy launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, to make the UAE one of the most innovative countries in the world. This also supports the Dubai Innovation Strategy, launched by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, to make Dubai the most innovative city in the world. As a socially-responsible government organisation, DEWA cooperates with the public and private sectors to establish a knowledge-based environment. This supports our objectives to raise a generation with a passion for culture, reading, and knowledge,” concluded Al Tayer.