SHARJAH, 16th October, 2018 (WAM) -- 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, SCFA, has called on community organisations serving all segments of society in Sharjah and the UAE to adopt an integrated network of operations and exchange based on a unified vision for sustainable development.
Sheikha Jawaher addressed 80 women leaders representing organisations affiliated under her patronage of in Sharjah at a meeting which highlighted the importance of adopting a unified, inclusive, and resilient vision to serve and empower all social groups.
She also urged all concerned departments to adopt a clear strategy based on innovative and inspiring ideas, which would help enhance the potential of their human resources and transform their aspirations into results.
The event shed light on milestones achieved by their ongoing actions focussed on four tenets – supporting and developing talents and capabilities of children and youth, providing an environment where women feel inspired, family counselling and advancement of society, and promoting philanthropic work.
According to the latest figures, more than 780,000 people have gained from the initiatives and efforts undertaken by these organisations in 2018.
Of these, 16,000 people benefitted from efforts dedicated to inspiring and developing the talents of children and young people, while 81,000 girls and women were aided by programmes aimed at inspiring and empowering them. More than 80,000 people and families also benefited from efforts focused on family counselling and advancement of society.
The campaigns designed under the tenet of philanthropic work helped more than 600,000 people.
Addressing the women leaders in attendance, Sheikha Jawaher said, "The extent of progress we can make in social development depends on the leadership qualities of those in-charge and their passion to achieve their goals. A unified vision and integrated action, which exemplify the directives of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, will also have a significant impact in our efforts to bolster the effectiveness of our development initiatives and will play an important role in engaging community members to drive progress."
"You lighten up the skies of a world burdened by crises, violence, and natural disasters. Everyone looks at you as role models. We highly appreciate your immense efforts in serving families and communities across Sharjah and the UAE. These organisations dedicated to empowering and advancing the UAE society are a perfect example of dedication," the SCFA Chairperson added.
Underlining the importance of unified action based on clear goals, Sheikha Jawaher continued, "Community organisations should adopt strategies with clear goals and action plans that can produce measurable results. We should focus on innovation in services to match the ambitions of all segments of society."
She stressed the need to invest in the youth and to strengthen the participation of young people in organisational decision-making processes where they have the freedom to develop innovative strategies.
Sheikha Jawaher also honoured all entities serving the community and encouraged them to adopt new human-centric practices that would allow the organisations to work to their full potential.