Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) held a graduation ceremony through video conference to honour the 8th Future Engineer Summer Camp graduates. DEWA organised the camp online, in collaboration with the Emirates Science Club, for three weeks.
Around 30 DEWA staff children participated in the camp aged between 12 to 15 years old. Participants spent 60 training hours as part of a comprehensive and intensive educational plan. The camp focused on several areas such as electricity, electronics, cyber-security, robotics, 3D printer and augmented reality.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, praised the students’ efforts, resilience, passion for innovation, scientific research technology and advanced science at the camp. He also praised their keenness to pursue unconventional learning even during their vacation, to develop their skills for a promising career in technical and engineering fields. Al Tayer thanked the parents, teachers, and supervisors for their commitment to improving the capabilities and experiences of the participants as well as their support for DEWA’s efforts in promoting innovation among the next generation.
“We work on consolidating an advanced environment of knowledge and science. We also promote scientific research among the youth to study sciences and new technologies. Today’s youth are the leaders of tomorrow who will play a key role in developing disruptive technologies and keeping pace with the Fourth Industrial Revolution. DEWA is committed to organising the Future Engineer Summer Camp every year to direct more youth towards science, increase their contribution to the sustainable development process, enhance innovation among the new generation, and strengthen their basic scientific skills. These include observation, analysis, installation, problem-solving and others. This consolidates DEWA’s efforts to provide the future labour market with qualified technical competencies. Since its launch in 2015, the Future Engineer Summer Camp has attracted 254 of DEWA’s staff children. Their happiness with this year’s camp has reached 99%, while parents’ happiness reached 97%,” said Al Tayer.
“We are glad to strengthen our partnership with DEWA to spread scientific awareness, train and strengthen the skills of youth, discover new talents and their innovations. We look forward to organising more joint events that enhance innovation in technologies, in line with the wise leadership objectives to achieve the optimal use of youth energy and their creative capabilities,” said Dr. Eesa Al Bastaki, Chairman of Emirates Science Club.
The participants’ parents commended DEWA’s efforts towards its staff and their children. Jaber Saeed Sijwani, father of Mansour, thanked DEWA for developing the capabilities of the children and providing a positive environment that inspires innovation as well as enhancing creativity among the next generation.
“We are pleased with the variety at the camp. It focuses on the latest technologies while enriching the general knowledge of our children. Besides the sessions on cyber-security and augmented reality, DEWA provided sessions on ethics, respecting parents, and sign language. This highlights its keenness to raise a creative, responsible and positive generation,” said Ahmed Abd Allah, father of Yousef.
Source: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority