12th Sharjah Arab Children Forum opens

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12th Sharjah Arab Children Forum opens

12th Sharjah Arab Children Forum opens

(Sharjah) – H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of H.H. the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, opened the 12th Sharjah Arab Children Forum (SACF) at Al Qasimia University, which is aimed to give children the opportunity to explore the strong brotherly and sisterly ties binding them and deepen their sense of belonging to one nation that shares a single language and culture.
SACF 2016 also seeks to develop children’s sense of social responsibility and to solidify their belief that they are capable of working together in drawing a clear roadmap leading to innovation and success. Held under the title: ‘Hear us, We are the Future,’ SACF 2016, the forum is organised by Sharjah Children Centre – a subsidiary of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs – and will run until April 3.

Sheikha Jawaher Al Qasimi in her speech said: “Wars and regretful events in the Arab and Muslim world are created by people who have lost sight to righteousness. They are following a path of malice, hatred, humiliation and indignity, because they do not want other people to enjoy freedom, love and peace. They were innocent children before they grew up choosing a life of crime and chaos. They did not learn how to live a happy and peaceful life. They learned only how to hate, not to love. They learned how to be inhumane instead of developing as their own sense of humanity such as feeling the pain of others.”
Addressing Arab children participating in the forum, Sheikha Jawaher said, “I would like to welcome you to Sharjah, the city where we strive to nurture children and prepare them well for their future roles. This is because of our belief that there is no future without men and women who are prepared to carry out their responsibilities and their duties to the highest level of performance. I see in your eyes a scene that reflects our old Arab dream, which is renewed whenever we face challenges. This is the dream of Arab unity. Today, you have come together here in Sharjah. You all share the same features and characteristics that make you brothers and sisters.”
She added: “Looking at you all gathered here today I see innocence, talent and the love of knowledge on your faces. I am sure that the future will be more prosperous with your strong personalities, compassionate hearts and great minds that are able to differentiate between good and evil.”
(Courtesy WAM)

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