Sheikha Jawaher calls for strengthening UAE scout movement

Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi (left) on a guides tour of Sharjah.
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Sharjah: Investments in the UAE Girl Scout Movement should be scaled up to strengthen its fundamental role in empowering future generations of UAE women to shape a bright future.

The remarks came from His Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, President of the UAE Guides Association, during a recent visit to the Sharjah Guides Headquarters (SGG).

Sheikha Jawaher was offered an overview of SGG’s overall strategy and action plan for the near future to advance the Scout movement in the United Arab Emirates, especially in the Emirate of Sharjah. She also heard from SGG officials about the entity’s past accomplishments, reflected in the entity’s efforts to strengthen the role of their brownies, guides and senior guides in Emirati society.

Service to the nation

Sheikha Jawaher said, “We are committed to raising capable generations of young female leaders in the UAE with the ability to serve the public and the in-depth knowledge they will find in good books and writings. The right knowledge, advanced skills and a sense of community service will lay the foundations for the development of successive generations of Emirati women who will play a leading role in the development of the country.

She added, “We aspire to elevate SGG to a global level and hence strengthen the cooperation between Sharjah and UAE, GCC and the wider region. We plan to do this by hosting several interactive and value-creating guiding activities that will bring Girl Scouts from across the region together on one platform with their peers, facilitate the sharing of knowledge and expertise, and enable SGG to achieve organizational goals in a more collaborative way. . “

Various skills

During the tour, she was accompanied by Shaikha Al Shamsi, director of SGG, and several department heads. Sheikha Jawaher saw the recent renovations done by SGG and also met a group of young Brownies and Guides, who spoke about their passions and the skills they learned at SGG including writing, cooking, drawing, woodworking, crafts and others.

Derrick A. Anderson