Sajaya hosts programme for 570 girls in Sharjah - GulfToday

Sajaya hosts programme for 570 girls in Sharjah


Our aim is to ensure that the programme’s participants can put their spring break to good use, says Sheikha Aisha Khalid Al Qasimi.

SHARJAH: Sajaya Young Ladies (SYL) of Sharjah, a subsidiary of Rubu’ Qarn Foundation for Creating Leaders and Innovators, is gearing up to host a spring programme for 570 girls from its various centres in Sharjah, from Sunday to April 11.

The programme aims to offer participants the opportunity to make the most of their spring break to develop their skills and creativity through a mosaic of six programmes based on themes of tourism, agriculture, arts, music, barista skills and sports. Sajaya has collaborated with Sharjah Commerce & Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), Fujairah Fine Arts Academy and Sharjah Arts Foundation, Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park and Karam Cafe to organise this programme.

Sheikha Aisha Khalid Al Qasimi, Director of SYL, said: “Our aim is to ensure that the programme’s participants can put their spring break to good use. The idea behind introducing a multidimensional activity agenda is to appeal to their varied interests, and help them pick up different skills – creative, physical and analytical, and offer them a platform to connect with peers, explore together and share ideas and interests.”    

In collaboration with SCTDA, Sajaya Young Ladies is organising a tourist guiding and photography training programme, which will include field trips to Sharjah’s landmarks to allow the participants to explore the beauty of prominent

The field trip includes a visit to Al Bait Hotel and a meeting with Naima Al Shehhi, Tourism Blogger and Content Writer, a tour at Sharjah Arts Foundation (SAF), Rain Room, Al Noor Island, a visit to the Heart of Sharjah with the photographer Ola Al Luz and a visit to Sharjah Center for Astronomy and Space Sciences

The programme will feature the “Plant a Tree” event, and educational and fun-filled workshops to introduce girls to the latest innovations in agriculture.

During this programme, participants will be taught the art of making barista-quality coffee at select cafes in the UAE, giving participants a true taste of professional coffee making.

The sport programme aims to enhance girls’ athletic skills and teach them different ways to be physically active through a range of group and individual sports, such as football, basketball, ping pong and dancing.

Conducted by Sajaya and the Al Fujairah Fine Arts Academy, the music programme will entail a series of music classes and workshops, as well as field trips.

The arts programme will enhance the artistic sensibilities of the young participants, polish their skills and encourage them to create unique artworks through a course offered by the Sharjah Art Foundation. The workshops will include teaching them canvas preparing techniques, oil painting using one colour, fabric painting, and sculpture, among others.

Sajaya Young Ladies is dedicated to developing the talents of girls aged 13-18 years in all creative spheres. Established in 2004 under the umbrella of Sharjah Children’s Centres, Sajaya became an independent entity in 2012 following an administrative decision by Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs and Chairperson of the Rubu’ Qarn Foundation.