Quotes of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“Working with children to develop their talents and emotions, and instilling in them an appreciation of art, culture, ethics and a sense of belonging requires professional expertise and specialization, particularly because the relationship with new generations, who have just begun to explore the world, is more specialized and demanding than any other field in which experts and professionals engage.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“A society’s advancement calls for entities that engage and empower all segments of the community across all age groups, particularly children by offering them access to sources of knowledge and quality learning outside the academic institutions and developing their capacities from an early age, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah has ensured their continued engagement in decision-making to sustain their role in social development as they embark on fulfilling careers in the future.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“Abuse in general, and child abuse particularly, has a grave effect on any society’s culture, values and ethics. Protecting children is all about protecting our future and the values we stand for.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“The Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival is a key component of Sharjah’s cultural project. It stimulates creativity and innovation and serves as a bridge between our children and literature and various arts. Through their interactions with authors and artists at SCRF, children have the opportunity to expand their horizons and become a part of a global intellectual culture that unites all civilised communities.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“Childhood is a period of innocence; it holds formative years of our lives during which our personalities are shaped. For this reason, His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has never wavered on launching innovative projects that are designed to promote the psychological, physical, and intellectual wellbeing of children, and in turn, strengthen Sharjah’s appeal as a safe, nurturing haven for children where they enjoy their rights, express themselves and realise their fullest potential.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“Family is the compass guiding Sharjah’s journey of development and the driving force that led us to provide the best social services with the child at the core of our programmes and initiatives. Childhood is a period of innocence; it holds formative years of our lives during which our personalities are shaped.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has never wavered on launching innovative projects that are designed to promote the psychological, physical, and intellectual wellbeing of children, and in turn, strengthen Sharjah’s appeal as a safe, nurturing haven for children where they enjoy their rights, express themselves and realize their fullest potential.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“Our responsibility toward the future generation requires us to be objective in educating them. We have to explain to them their responsibilities and the challenges they might face – about real life. Our duty is to show them that ‘sincere efforts are rewarded by success’, and that taking personal initiative towards achieving one’s goals and those of society is paramount.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“Our children and youth are our most precious assets; the nation’s future is in their hands. Many countries around the world seek to attract young populations and invest in their potential because their energy and enthusiasm are the forces that build a prosperous nation. Creating a generation of influential leaders can be achieved by promoting partnerships among the family, academia and social establishments, because these synergies have great deals to contribute to a child’s and youth’s holistic personality development, instilling a love for learning and a quest for knowledge in them.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“Today’s job market requirements have gone beyond simple one-dimensional skills to needing multifaceted and multiskilled youth, who can bring both professional and people skills to the plate. Sustainable and inclusive development can only be practiced by youth who realize their roles need to be performed beyond their work desks to lead humanity to a meaningful future. We need to teach our children to view work as part of their life, not the entirety of it, and excellence is not restricted to one job no matter how important it is.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“The individual is, and remains, a top priority in all programs and policies. The future will be a product of the thought and morale of the youth, and an outcome of their skills, and emphasized the importance of combining skills, morals, and knowledge in building a fair future and sustainable communities.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“In Sharjah, individuals are the focal point, and our wager is on individuals to build a sustainable future. The development of vital sectors in any country begins with conscious engagement with children, starting with family units, schools and communities helping to instill noble values, and teaching children their roles and responsibilities towards their countries from an early age, in addition to raising their awareness about their cultures and identities and their abilities to push their countries to the forefront of civilized nations.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“The national anthem, we unite our voices to sing, is not a mere repetition of words. It is an oath you take to fulfill your duty to your leadership and your country. It is a commitment to partaking in nation-building, and reminds us that we are accountable to every member of our community. The UAE’s leadership has given you the fuel you need to advance and grow; the responsibility to realize your country’s aspirations now lies upon your shoulders.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“Investing in new generations is a step towards overcoming a series of challenges facing many countries in the world today, like the resistance to cultural development. If we raise learned generations that can express themselves and can and hold successful dialogues with others, then we are well on our way to building a nation that is safe, secure and can establish relationships based on respect. By encouraging children to unleash their capabilities and achieve their aspirations, we will be giving innovators, leaders and scientists to the world.”

Jawaher Bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“Today, we are harvesting the fruits of the seeds sown by the Ruler of Sharjah in the children more than 40 years ago. The sincere efforts put in by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Al Qasimi to cultivate new generations with leading knowledge and an in-depth understanding and appreciation of culture has come to fruition. In the form of confident young women and men who are using this knowledge to lead Sharjah on the path of progress and attaining remarkable achievements at various levels, along the way.”

Jawaher Bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“The UAE’s strategy and future direction is based on investing in its youth. This requires a diverse investment in children’s lives from an early age and the continuous develop of their capabilities through providing and supporting institutions dedicated to children.”

Jawahar bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“We aim to develop children and adolescents through building Emirati generations full of talent and knowledge so that they are qualified to be creative leaders and inspiring innovators who devote their capabilities to serving their community.”

Jawahar bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“As we build a new generation of Emirati youth, we make a lasting contribution to society that will last for decades to come.”

Jawahar bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“Supporting youth self-development is helping create future generations that benefit the whole country. I would like to see them achieving the highest positions and succeeding in all aspects of life.“

Jawahar bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“Emirati women should serve as positive role models symbolizing and promoting the best values of our forefathers that have made our country great.”

Jawahar bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“The Ruler of Sharjah has made government departments and state entities equal stakeholders in the process of children’s empowerment by unlocking their promise and potential. By integrating the vital role of parents with that of educational and cultural institutions in fueling the holistic development of children, the emirate has created a supportive ecosystem that emulates a sustainable global society. His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah has planted the seeds of knowledge to enable you to reap its fruits.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“Children are the pillar of our future, and we rely on them to play a significant role in the advancement approach of our Arab and Islamic Nation to complete the development progress of all our life aspects. Under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the president of the UAE, our country is a pioneer in childhood support through providing them all the main desires to enhance their abilities. This support wasn’t limited only for Arab children; however, it has been extended to reach the children all over the world.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“We aim for the biennial to be an inspiring artistic platform that creates innovative and creative generations of children and youth who have every opportunity to express themselves and their ideas with their peers around the world, and communicate human values that help to ensure stability, security and prosperity for all peoples. Through the universal language of art, children will build nations and extend cultural bridges to the world.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“Throughout its history, Sharjah Children Biennial has worked on a clear vision to offer children a global platform to unleash their potential and innovate fearlessly. The event aims to enrich their lives with new art experiences and knowledge, which would enable them to dig into the far reaches of their imagination and express their commitment to humanitarian issues.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“The ideas and innovations unveiled at Sharjah Children Biennial underline that every young individual’s mind goes into creating the core of community, and every idea they have can be seen as a life-changing project. To the children, I say, we care about you and your dreams, which you have beautifully expressed in your drawings; in them we see the future of our world. I call on you to continue to create, even after the Biennial, and turn your creativity spirit into a way of life – at home, at school, with your family and friends, because life opens its doors to those who knock on it with nobility, intellectuality and creativity.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“All initiatives and programs dedicated to children and youth in Sharjah are part of our integrated civilizational project. Enhancing artistic and human values in children, and instilling creativity and a positive outlook in them ensures that the future is not just a continuation of the present, but a higher form of human existence shaped by future leaders who we are empowering today.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“Working with children to develop their talents and emotions, and instilling in them an appreciation of art, culture, ethics and a sense of belonging requires professional expertise and specialization.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“We have not forgotten the importance of focusing on the most prominent aspect of Sharjah’s series of experiences in child care, which is to provide a healthy and safe environment for him in all circumstances; and, in anticipation of events, we launched a campaign under the title “Child Safety”, which aimed to educate new parents on the importance of purchasing a car seat appropriate for the child to ensure his protection on the roads. With the success achieved by the campaign in this awareness march, we directed the continuation of the work of the “Child Safety” as a department falling under the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, and the expansion of the scope of this department’s directions to include protecting the child from any potential danger affecting his health or life, where the administration studies potential risks in the lives of children and educates parents and society as a whole about the need to pay attention to these risks and participate in protecting children from them.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“We are looking for creativity when it comes to individual care and development in his social environment, and we do not stop at the experiences of others, but rather go beyond them to reach deeper dimensions and higher goals. And in this, Sharjah was a pioneer in motivating children to enter the parliamentary path at an early age, and to invest their developing leadership skills in the experience of the “Sharjah Children’s Shura Council” since 1997, where the child goes through the experience of running for membership in the council in addition to setting his goals as a parliamentary candidate, leading to his attainment of a seat in the council, so that the child learns from this experience that he has a role in developing his society and building his country.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“The first steps I personally took to participate in the community development process in Sharjah came out of my responsibility as a mother, so I decided to focus on developing children’s skills in “childhood centres” and “Sharjah Girls Clubs”, where these centres provided creative spaces in which children practice their hobbies, explore themselves and get to know other children with whom they share these hobbies.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“The first years of a person’s life play a major role in building an individual’s identity, starting with learning to walk and communicating verbally with others, through forming relationships and friendships with their peers, until they achieve their independence in society.” Based on this, H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, attaches utmost importance to everything related to raising a child in an environment that preserves his physical and psychological health, and safeguards his rights and dignity as an influential individual in society. Children are the core of the community fabric in the Emirate of Sharjah, and caring for them is a permanent and indisputable priority.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“All initiatives and programs dedicated to children and youth in Sharjah are part of our integrated civilizational project. Enhancing artistic and human values in children, and instilling creativity and a positive outlook in them ensures that the future is not just a continuation of the present, but a higher form of human existence shaped by future leaders who we are empowering today.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“Working with children to develop their talents and emotions, and instilling in them an appreciation of art, culture, ethics and a sense of belonging requires professional expertise and specialization.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“Traditional crafts, folk art, literature and other products of a nation’s creative industries are what shapes people’s collective identity. Moving into a future without knowing who we are, where we come from – without being rooted in our authentic identity – will not bear any fruit.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“Every global recognition bestowed on Sharjah is a reinforcement of the success of the human-centric vision of development His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has tirelessly led over the past forty years.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“Sharjah is working tirelessly to preserve the heritage of this nation and breathe new life and meaning into it, so it can be practiced sustainably and can inspire the rapid cultural renaissance the UAE witnesses today. Thanks to this forward-looking vision, Sharjah has positioned itself as a hub of investment in contemporary crafts and an incubator of Emirati heritage.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“Educating girls and women changes the course of an entire society. Through our philanthropic and women’s support organizations, we have spared no effort to continue to offer support to refugee girls and women in every way possible. Let us continue to work on initiatives that raise awareness amongst refugee communities about the benefits of educating their girls; let us continue to strive build and rehabilitate schools for them and equip them with the needed educational tools, sustainable energy, and motivating classrooms. Most importantly, let us train and qualify female teachers who have the passion for giving back to members of their community.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“The vital role of business women in Sharjah and commended their key contributions as drivers of the emirate’s economic advancement. The passion, innovation and creative ideas of female business-owners and entrepreneurs has attracted sizeable investments, helped strengthen and diversify the local economy, and left a distinctive mark on Sharjah’s socioeconomic journey.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“NAMA is putting in great work to steadily design and implement initiatives that embody the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, whose unwavering support to consolidate and activate the role of women in the business and entrepreneurial sectors of Sharjah has been a key factor for NAMA success in creating a thriving environment for ambitious businesswomen. The need to support and empower women to break stereotypes and overcome challenges that prevent them from realizing their ambitions cannot be overemphasized.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“The emirate has a clear plan to increase women’s participation numbers in sports – it will serve as a benchmark of socioeconomic progress and fulfill a central condition required to ensure that women enjoy their rights.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“The successful inclusion of women in all aspects of the UAE’s life is attributed to the strong belief of our wise leadership, and our public and private entities’ understanding of the significance of women’s participation in nation-building as a right before viewing it as a job market necessity.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“International Women’s Day is a significant occasion as it helps us see that the world today is more convinced than it has ever been about women’s important role in overcoming challenges, advancing the economy and activating community’s role in development and progress.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“Supporting women advancement to engage local communities, asserting that the sociocultural nature of the topic of women equitable access to opportunities, change needs to happen at the grassroots, beginning with the appreciation of women’s roles in socio-economic development and respecting their fundamental rights.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“The successful inclusion of women in all aspects of the UAE’s life is attributed to the strong belief of our wise leadership, and our public and private entities’ understanding of the significance of women’s participation in nation-building as a right before viewing it as a job market necessity.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“The subject of women’s inclusion and empowerment is increasingly gaining in importance during policy discussions in both public and private sectors worldwide. These efforts have created a real opportunity for the world to enter an era of effective female-male partnerships and genuine equity. The only way to make the most of this opportunity is to create a world where we see women’s contributions as key to multifaceted development, encompassing the sociocultural, economic and human development – not just as an economic necessity.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“Women and children affected by the exceptional circumstances of their societies account for the highest percentage of the global refugee population. We must all share the responsibility of educating women around the world. By supporting them with education, we elevate their potential to rebuilding their lives, actively lead their communities towards progress, and lay the foundations for building a just, equitable and sustainable future for all nations around the world.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“Educating girls and women changes the course of an entire society. Through our philanthropic and women’s support organizations, we have spared no effort to continue to offer support to refugee girls and women in every way possible. Let us continue to work on initiatives that raise awareness amongst refugee communities about the benefits of educating their girls; let us continue to strive build and rehabilitate schools for them and equip them with the needed educational tools, sustainable energy, and motivating classrooms. Most importantly, let us train and qualify female teachers who have the passion for giving back to members of their community.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“The volume of women’s participation in professional and public life is the most accurate benchmark of national progress. The extent of their participation in society and the economy reflects that they are being ensured their right to education, healthcare and civil liberties, which is a result of effective national development policies.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“Our journey in empowering women has demonstrated that women’s issues are not isolated; they are deeply interconnected with development, and heavily impact the level of growth we achieve. Supporting women does not imply that they require any more special care than men. It reiterates the essentiality of diversity and inclusion at workplaces and in society. This logic is equally applicable for child and youth development entities that are responsible for future generations from both genders. Ultimately, the prosperity of communities begins with nurturing children and cultivating a culture that acquaints them with their rights and duties”.

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“In light of the transforming needs of modern economies and societies, enabling women worldwide seamless access to scientific and technical disciplines has become a critical component in fulfilling their right to education.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“In Sharjah, we take a keen interest in advancing the Arab women’s sports sector. It is one of our top priorities. Also, inspired by the directives of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, we look at the Arab world as a composite mosaic of inseparable units. Thus, we seek to promote the sector through collaborative efforts of sister organisations in Sharjah, the UAE and the region,”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“Every citizen and resident wishes to see Sharjah achieve greater development and progress. Nevertheless, results are not achieved through wishes, but through the collective actions of every individual, and the keen passion of every community member in Sharjah to contribute to its development process. It is this integration of the efforts of public and private entities that will lead us towards a better future.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“A society’s advancement calls for entities that engage and empower all segments of the community across all age groups, particularly children. Her Highness remarked that by offering them access to sources of knowledge and quality learning outside the academic institutions and developing their capacities from an early age, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah has ensured their continued engagement in decision-making to sustain their role in social development as they embark on fulfilling careers in the future.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“Sharjah realized early on the significance of laying a strong foundation for supporting women and girls and paving the way for their partnership and participation in the emirate’s development and prosperity. This was marked by the establishment of the Al Montazah Club under the directives of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah. The Club set out a comprehensive cultural and recreational programme, in addition to sports, and saw an impressive footfall of women and girls of all age groups. This set the right base for the establishment of the Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC) which has since reinforced women’s outstanding presence in Sharjah’s development landscape.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“Sharjah’s strategy of social development that are a measure of the progress and prosperity of the emirate stem from the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah. The establishment of a host of entities to meet the aspirations of Sharjah’s residents in all fields, and the coordinated actions of these organisations over the past 40 years have led to a positive impact on all aspects of life of all community members across the emirate, Her Highness pointed out.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“The health and wellbeing of individuals and society remain our top priority and are the core of the policies and programmes of our community organisations. Therefore, we are committed to constantly developing these programmes so that they produce tangible results and initiatives, bringing us closer to everyone in society.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“In Sharjah, individuals are the focal point, and our wager is on individuals to build a sustainable future.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“The Founder of the Union, Late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, God bless his soul, used to have his indelible contributions in many of the world countries. His philanthropic approach – adopted by the country – has continued until now thanks to the support lent by the wise leadership of the country and has become a model to be copied for charity and humanitarian work.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“Your contribution to your community and country starts here, by immersing in learning and seeking knowledge, then finding your place among a group of colleagues to join hands and contribute to your homeland and humanity.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“Sharjah is best known for its interest in the aspirations of the entire Arab world. Uniting the efforts of all Arab youth to strengthen our sociocultural fabric is fundamental to overcoming pressing challenges and continuing regional advancement.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“Despite all the pressing national and official duties, the Sharjah Ruler’s commitment to following citizens’ concerns is undivided. His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan Al Qasimi is an astute critic of art and culture, and spends much of his time reviving the Arab cultural movement and offering a vibrant environment for family life and personality development. The humanitarian leader has dedicated his whole life to showing the Emirati and Arab youth through his own experiences that nothing is impossible, and that life is a continuous journey of giving.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“Sharjah entities operate in an integrated and comprehensive way to achieve one vision. Aside from Rubu’ Qarn there are cultural and sports clubs as well as institutions that focus on the wellbeing of communities. This is in addition to institutions that nurture and support women and strive to create an equitable world for them, locally and around the world.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“Projects created for humanity require the effort of the youth; their energy is indispensable. They have the dreams and the aspirations. They have the desire to prove themselves and their abilities which have been refined through education and enriched by knowledge and science. All of this will fuel their enthusiasm to contribute to building national projects that reflect a positive image of Emiratis at home and abroad.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“What we need over the coming days are great surges of positive energy to face the challenges of our continuous march towards scientific, medical and technological research. This necessitates a generation capable of rising to the highest ranks, and creating projects that reflect the positive image of Emiratis at home and abroad”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“To create a generation that is astutely aware and vested in societal growth and development, it is vital for children to have good role models in their environment to guide them through their mistakes and encourage their success.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“Every mother and father need to be the best role model for their children in doing good, promoting love, peace and brotherhood throughout the world”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“In the UAE, and the Emirate of Sharjah, the individual, is the central focus of all development policies and programs adopted and launched by our wise leadership. The continuity of our achievements can only be ensured through better integration of the efforts of government institutions, private entities, universities, schools and parents. All these components which make up our society must agree on a clear mechanism to protect children from all that could put their security, safety and development at risk.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“Human life continues to undergo tremendous transformation every day, which renders traditional childcare approaches incapable of resolving modern-day challenges. More efforts are needed, as is a higher level of cooperation and planning, to enable policies and strategies to stay abreast of the rapid shifts in communities and ensure full protection of children’s rights.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“Kanaf is a major step forward in promoting social development in Sharjah and reflects the vision of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, to enhance the role of social organisations in protecting children’s rights to live in a safe environment, which is vital to ensure their mental and physical health, which are fundamental rights, and instrumental in building a productive and socially conscientious generation.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“Every citizen and resident wishes to see Sharjah achieve greater development and progress. Nevertheless, results are not achieved through wishes, but through the collective actions of every individual, and the keen passion of every community member in Sharjah to contribute to its development process. It is this integration of the efforts of public and private entities that will lead us towards a better future.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“Sharjah realized early on the significance of laying a strong foundation for supporting women and girls and paving the way for their partnership and participation in the emirate’s development and prosperity. This was marked by the establishment of the Al Montazah Club under the directives of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah. The Club set out a comprehensive cultural and recreational program, in addition to sports, and saw an impressive footfall of women and girls of all age groups. This set the right base for the establishment of the Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC) which has since reinforced women’s outstanding presence in Sharjah’s development landscape.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“The far-sighted vision of the Ruler of Sharjah on the future of the emirate of Sharjah – what it should be and how it should be perceived – and his directives to realize this ambitious vision are embodied both in the several monuments and cultural and artistic centers that have been set up in the emirate and are also carried forward in Sharjah’s milestone accomplishments as an internationally recognized cultural hub, and a child and elderly-friendly, green city.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“The health and wellbeing of individuals and society remain our top priority and are the core of the policies and programs of our community organisations. Therefore, we are committed to constantly developing these programs so that they produce tangible results and initiatives, bringing us closer to everyone in society. The process of development will never stop. And with the help of creative and fresh minds we will do whatever it takes to cement the quality of life of citizens and residents in the Emirate of Sharjah, under the patronage of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“We are working towards a strong, multi-sectoral institutional network that will combine specific expertise to fully cater to all segments of society and carry out their developmental roles, both locally and globally. Our goal has always been to design public services that nurture families, strengthen familial bonds and champion family values. If families remain united amidst changes, our identity remains intact, and our motivation to make positive contributions is firmly established. Strong families lay the foundations of a powerful community culture to face change.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“The Ruler of Sharjah has always “placed his faith wisely and successfully in humanity to lead the emirate’s development. Today, Sharjah is a hub of development, a capital of culture and knowledge, and a global beacon of humanity. It has proven throughout its journey to be a friend to families, children and the elderly, and a companion of the youth as they work towards achieving their goals. Such a culture automatically encourages the members of the community to fully engage in nation building efforts. This nation has given us so much, and it is our duty to not withhold anything we can offer in return.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“Sports embodies human development; it is an integral part of national culture. Therefore, women must enjoy equal access to it. By offering women in the region more opportunities to participate in sports, we benefit everyone. Human capital is developed, the wealth of athletic talent women possess finds expression on local and global platforms, and their participation in competitions brings their countries worldwide recognition and respect. Also, sports have been one of the main bridges between nations and cultures; a cementing force in global relationships. There is so much women can do to accomplish these goals.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“Sports embodies human development; it is an integral part of national culture. Therefore, women must enjoy equal access to it. By offering women in the region more opportunities to participate in sports, we benefit everyone. Human capital is developed, the wealth of athletic talent women possess finds expression on local and global platforms, and their participation in competitions brings their countries worldwide recognition and respect. Also, sports have been one of the main bridges between nations and cultures; a cementing force in global relationships. There is so much women can do to accomplish these goals.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“I am here to root for you and provide the support you need to bring victories to yourself, to Sharjah and your beloved nation. I urge you to be responsible, and continue your journey of development at the SWS facilities, which will continue to play a fundamental role in developing your sporting skills and physical strength.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“You have also been on personal journeys that come with being a woman who wants to excel in sports. You strived, persevered, and overcame numerous challenges – and here you are. Today, you are all role models who have successfully changed the traditional narratives of duty and achievement attributed to women. You will all leave a lasting imprint in the history of our nation, our region and the world. Your determination, team spirit and singular focus on taking your athletic performance and professionalism to the next level are a win regardless of what you score in AWST. Winning is meaningful only when viewed in the bigger picture, which is not only inclusive of the scores but values that make the foundations of good sports.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“The journey represents the spirit, culture and history of our nation – your progress mirrors Sharjah’s and the UAE’s values and your success are proof and endorsement of the individuals and institutions in the UAE who have collaborated seamlessly for your professional advancement.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“In Sharjah, we take a keen interest in advancing the Arab women’s sports sector. It is one of our top priorities. Also, inspired by the directives of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, we look at the Arab world as a composite mosaic of inseparable units. Thus, we seek to promote the sector through collaborative efforts of sister organisations in Sharjah, the UAE and the region,”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“Through your determination and intensive efforts, you and your peers in the Arab world have achieved many feats that make us proud. Arab sportswomen are successfully changing the realities of the region by following their dreams with resolve; rewriting traditional narratives of duty and achievement attributed to Arab women. This tournament furthers Sharjah’s commitment to making sports more inclusive and accessible to women, a pillar of the region’s development journey and a bridge between cultures.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“Women’s Sports achieve a significant leap in Sharjah, where clubs promote a vibrant culture and sports institutional regulations guide activities of clubs to bring out the fullest potential of sportswomen. Such achievements can only happen when backed by proper funding and strategies for building successive generations of high-performing athletes.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“Institutions in Sharjah embody the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, to establish inclusive and effective developmental frameworks that empower all segments of society, and foster a strong participatory community culture in which the UAE’s journey of accomplishments and progress are in fact a reflection of the contributions and successes of citizens and residents alike.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“True leaders are those who stand for their social and national responsibilities and serve on the frontlines, facing challenges and obstacles, working creatively, and adding true value to everything they do.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“The type of leaders we are seek to shape, our young generation into does not require them to be in high-ranking positions to exercise positive influence and bring about necessary change. Our aim is to empower them to take the lead wherever they are; be it in their professional life or in society. We aspire to nurture the future generations in a way that they understand and fully embrace our national goals – strengthen social ties, protect their culture and identity, while engaging in vibrant and open dialogue with other cultures and civilizations”.

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“Life is in a constant state of development, and we must strive to be leaders rather than followers, anticipating the future and preparing ourselves accordingly. The challenges and aspirations of yesterday are not the same as those of today. Therefore, every institution must demonstrate creativity in drawing their plans and strategies, continually updating practices, thinking innovatively, and refreshing work processes. Time rewards those who keep pace with it and respects those who are ahead of it. We aspire to achieve qualitative milestones for our institutions at every stage, and our experience has shown that we have institutions capable of accomplishing just that.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“Humanity must occupy itself with culture. Culture is the foundation for building skills and capabilities, and it all starts with reading. This window to the human world; the past that is the history of civilizations, the present that is a dream fulfilled, and the future that is the unlimited ambitions of this nation.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“The future of humanity lies not merely in new technologies and evolution of machines; it is also about relationships, effective interaction and communication, improved knowledge, and greater harmony between scientific advancements and the social and emotional development of humans. These can be attained through the House of Wisdom, and other centers of culture, science and social spaces found in the emirate.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“This academy is the Sharjah Ruler’s gift to the people of Sharjah, the UAE and to Muslim men and women worldwide. Its inauguration coincides with rapidly changing times characterized unprecedented transformations in global societies marked by an intersection of cultures and concepts. The complex reaffirms the importance of faith in serving as a moral compass for human beings, and ensuring they remain on the path of goodness no matter the number of alternatives or temptations that might arise. This academy will always serve as a comprehensive reference point, guiding Muslims to fulfil their positive role in their communities through faith, cooperation, understanding and love.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“The Holy Quran Academy in Sharjah is a beacon shining light on the beauty and broadmindedness of Islam. The academy embodies the Sharjah Ruler’s keenness to embed a love of Arab and Islamic cultures in the hearts of Muslim people, and enable them access to a reservoir of knowledge where they will familiarize themselves with and develop a caring approach towards the Holy Quran, its sciences, and its teachings committed to ethical and humanitarian practices.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“The selection of Sharjah as World Book Capital 2019 represents an acknowledgment of its outstanding role in nurturing the culture of reading under the guidance and vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah. Books that disseminate knowledge are the source of every idea that comes into being and develops into an initiative.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“Sharjah continues to support male and female authors in their efforts to advance culture in our country, the Gulf region, and the Arab world. Our vision includes establishing poetry residences in various Muslim African nations, preserving the legacy of the Arabic language, and cultivating exceptional linguistic talent. Through these efforts, we’ve demonstrated our ability to build, develop, and connect with the world while preserving our cherished Arab and Islamic identity—an enduring approach we are dedicated to advancing.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“I praise our Emirati women writers and the message they convey to society through their poetic creativity, which helps us preserve our authentic Arabic language and be proud of our Arab and Islamic identity.” This is a duty that each and every author must shoulder. To fulfill this responsibility, one must develop persistently, obtain knowledge to fuel creativity, and promote the Arabic language and our heritage to our youth on all platforms with fervor.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“I am delighted to see this wonderful group of creative female writers united in a bond whose seed we planted more than three decades ago and whose harvest we reap with each successful forum. Our authors are cultural icons in our society, and their works are a part of our cultural heritage. This would not have been possible without the generous support of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, who made the emirate of Sharjah a home for intellectuals until literature and creativity became an integral part of Sharjah’s genuine identity. Notable for its distinctive buildings that encompass calligraphy, performing arts, and the academies of Arabic language and the Holy Quran. Sharjah’s dedication to preserving these monuments for future generations has astounded its visitors, and this is precisely what we hope to promote through cultural forums and gatherings in all emirates.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“The writers’ role as custodians of their language and cultural ambassadors to the world. Literature transcends cultural boundaries by chronicling the people’s lives, relating the histories of nations, and introducing local culture to the international audience. These are Sharjah’s concerted efforts to strengthen literary forums that embody profound thought and a creative spirit, with the objective of enhancing their influence on local, regional, and international stages. Pioneers in literature must lead efforts to enrich and strengthen the Arabic language in society while casting light on social issues that reflect the complexities of local social dynamics in their writing.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“The future of humanity lies not merely in new technologies and evolution of machines; it is also about relationships, effective interaction and communication, improved knowledge, and greater harmony between scientific advancements and the social and emotional development of humans. These can be attained through the House of Wisdom, and other centres of culture, science and social spaces found in the emirate.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“The far-sighted vision of the Ruler of Sharjah on the future of the emirate of Sharjah – what it should be and how it should be perceived – and his directives to realise this ambitious vision are embodied both in the several monuments and cultural and artistic centres that have been set up in the emirate and are also carried forward in Sharjah’s milestone accomplishments as an internationally recognised cultural hub, and a child and elderly-friendly, green city.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“The academy features sections and museums that house a valuable collection of the rarest copies of the Quran and Islamic manuscripts, old treasures and exhibits, including the Kiswa (covering) of the Kaaba and the curtains of Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) Chamber, as well as the possessions of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and those of the most prominent Imams in the Arab World.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“The Holy Quran Academy in Sharjah is a beacon shining light on the beauty and broadmindedness of Islam. The academy embodies the Sharjah Ruler’s keenness to embed a love of Arab and Islamic cultures in the hearts of Muslim people, and enable them access to a reservoir of knowledge where they will familiarize themselves with and develop a caring approach towards the Holy Quran, its sciences, and its teachings committed to ethical and humanitarian practices.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“The contribution of the Holy Quran to the development of human civilization for thousands of years, affirming that its teachings have paved the way for key milestones and human achievements in the advancement of science, positively shaping value systems and behaviors, and influencing various schools of thought and philosophy.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“The Ruler of Sharjah has made government departments and state entities equal stakeholders in the process of children’s empowerment by unlocking their promise and potential. By integrating the vital role of parents with that of educational and cultural institutions in fueling the holistic development of children, the emirate has created a supportive ecosystem that emulates a sustainable global society.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“Teaching the Arabic language is important to children in the proper manner as learning the mother tongue is an integral part of the Arabic identity. Knowledge of more languages would further support in securing greater job opportunities and in communicating effectively with communities around the world. However, the first language would always remain the authentic communication tool for any community.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, has designated the enhancement of children’s knowledge as a strategic pillar of the emirate’s cultural project, and books will play a vital role in enabling them to realize their aspirations and take the nation into the future.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“This land is one of the greatest gifts given to us, and it is our duty to instill responsibility in the young generations to conserve and preserve the country’s natural resources and adopt responsible behaviors to minimize environmental impact.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“Investing in creating a healthy and clean environment today will build a better future and create lasting value for generations to come. Joint action – through partnership and cooperation of both individuals and organisations – is essential to building a strong foundation for a sustainable and healthy future.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“Since the beginning, Sharjah has offered fertile grounds for different sciences and knowledge to flourish. Our journey of spreading knowledge is an inspiring story we must pass down to future generations, so we can ensure that the emirate’s sons and daughters continue the journey and bolster our name as a global beacon of knowledge and culture.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“The campaign is built on knowledge and based on cooperation and unity; it marches forward with transformative stories of challenges turned around into inspiring successes; and it constantly provides a glimmer of hope, leading to greater awareness of one’s health. These objectives are aligned with the UAE Vision 2021 that aims to reduce cancer and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) to ensure a longer and healthier life for all residing in the country.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“TBHF has supported several development projects that have provided job opportunities for many young men and women. The Foundation has also worked to increase refugee education opportunities by establishing and restoring schools and educational institutions that serve more than 18,000 students living in the affected communities. TBHF has also forged many partnerships with leading international humanitarian and charitable organizations to consolidate efforts and provide optimal support to refugees across the world, most notably the UNHCR.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“TBHF’s projects have reached more than three million individuals in 24 host countries living in abject conditions due to escalating conflicts and crisis in their home countries. TBHF is expanding the range and nature of its projects every year to focus on vital areas including healthcare, education, emergency response, and elevating quality of life.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“Women and children affected by the exceptional circumstances of their societies account for the highest percentage of the global refugee population. We must all share the responsibility of educating women around the world. By supporting them with education, we elevate their potential to rebuilding their lives, actively lead their communities towards progress, and lay the foundations for building a just, equitable and sustainable future for all nations around the world.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“Sharjah International Award for Refugee Advocacy was launched to shine a spotlight on creative initiatives and programs that have made a difference in the lives of refugees, IDPs and those in need of humanitarian support. The award celebrates people working tirelessly behind-the-scenes to give these people hope for a better future, and be an inspiration to others in this field. The continuance of humanitarian efforts will ensure a brighter future for refugees and their families worldwide.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“Sharjah’s status as a beacon of culture encompasses its advances in promoting good health. Educational awareness is key in protecting oneself from or keeping certain illnesses at bay. Good health of the whole community is vital to the continuance of a nation’s journey of development, and this is the key message that PCR seeks to instill in every individual, family and institution.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“International efforts in providing education to children around the world, mustn’t fall short if we are all truly committed to achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Many are still deprived of basic education even though ‘Quality Education’ is number 4 on the list of 17 Goals. The aim is for all countries to work together to ensure no one is left behind, and we must do everything we can to improve the planet and the lives of all its citizens by 2030.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“We need to change the perception of girls in impoverished or low-income communities that their rights can be compromised. No, their rights or their needs do not come in second place. It is upon us to build their self-esteem; to empower them to demand for their right to be educated. Nations worldwide need educated, confident women who know that their talents, energy and capabilities are pivotal to growing and nurturing their communities.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“Educating girls is one of the surest ways to overcome socioeconomic challenges, ensure continued prosperity of families and secure the future of the next generation. Parents, therefore, need to know that they must replace their aspirations to marry their young female children early with education. Knowledge is a source of strength for women, and a pillar of society. By educating girls, we set them up for success – at home, in marriage, at work, in society.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“Education symbolizes hope for both individuals and societies, as it equips us with the power to overcome the biggest odds, bridges the development gap between nations, and makes every educated induvial an equal partner in giving. Children’s education specifically is a basic human right, like the right to live. Education empowers our children with dignity, knowledge and empathy. It is a tool to shape positive personalities who denounce hate and racism, and contribute as change makers by accelerating conflict resolution and bridging socioeconomic disparities between societies. It is also the foundation of national development and global coexistence. This simply means that by educating our children, we are investing in our future.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“True human empowerment is achieved when our willingness to uplift those in need is not perceived as a choice, but practiced as a way of life. This is what Pakistan has done for the past 40 years with regards to offering asylum to Afghan refugees. We cannot be reluctant in our response to assisting nations who have been facing the challenges and consequences large-scale humanitarian crises, such as Pakistan.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“Even as the global humanitarian crisis touches an unprecedented extreme, I believe there is something each of us can do, especially with regard to women as, world over, they are disproportionately affected by war, crisis and displacement. With 100 women and their families who will be benefitted by this program, we seek to expand the outreach of its sustainable solutions designed and implemented to make women self-reliant and gain permanent livelihood opportunities. With such targeted programs, we will continue building the resilience of women living in the most challenging of circumstances and advance their role as key human resources.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“Today, as the Pink Caravan Ride enters its tenth year, your ambitions haven’t weakened. You have instilled awareness that wasn’t there 10 years ago; attracted more partners and supporters, given the same people the courage takes control of their wellbeing who wouldn’t touch a taboo topic or did not know that breast cancer affects both women and men.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“When I run my eyes over this group of riders, doctors, volunteers and partners, who will lead efforts of the 10th Pink Caravan Ride, I see a reflection of every human and cultural value our Emirati society is built upon. I am assured that the hope and determination you carry in your hearts will forever safeguard our future. Our nation’s continued progress is not based on material possessions, but an abundance of human wealth.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“The world today needs to join hands and cooperate more than ever to enhance the ability of each and every community worldwide to face this pandemic. If we seek to build a human society that shares dreams, concerns, and a common destiny, then now is the time to demonstrate the seriousness of our collective endeavors. What we do today will be immortalized in the memories of people and determine the future of societies’ relations with each other in the times ahead.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“We are furthering the efforts our country and our leadership, which has demonstrated exceptional readiness and capability in extending its support to those near and far to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of their communities. We take pride in our UAE community, that has always shown solidarity with those in need. Every individual matter’s and plays an important role in our society, which is why supporting the people who have been affected by this pandemic the most, regardless of race or nationality, is our civic duty, for they are all part of our UAE community.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“The fight against this pandemic is every individual’s and institution’s responsibility. Each of us can contribute to saving thousands of people from succumbing to this disease and protect many more who are at risk. The efforts being made by our doctors, researchers, first responders and volunteers are invaluable. We must make the maximum contributions within our means to support the selfless efforts of our heroes on the front lines.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“Time is of the essence, and a lot can be done in the context of prevention and blocking the path of the virus’ spread through rapid and effective response especially in crowded and ill-equipped refugee settlements.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“It is difficult to surmise in a few words the essence of the Pink Caravan nine-year’s journey that is driven by the collective passion to further human well-being and preservation. It is an example of the selfless efforts of thousands of socially driven individuals who aim to build an aware and cancer-free society, and ensure no one is left suffering.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“The history of the UAE shows in no uncertain way that the values of giving and charity chart the country’s path toward excellence and distinction.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“The act of giving and dedication to improve the lives of people who have been displaced from their homes because of wars and upheaval will greatly reinforce the principle of excellence in giving, which is enshrined in the UAE humanitarian course.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“There is no doubt that the support of family, friends and society is one of the most important factors in helping those with cancer fight the disease. We must work together as a community to inspire hope for those who are battling cancer and to show our support for the supporters.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“There is a constant need to go beyond standard human rights principles to improve and promote humanitarian work, and encourage the community to get more involved.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“Sustainable humanitarian efforts require role models to lead them and attract broader segments of society to get engaged with the international humanitarian issues, which aims to relieve the suffering and pain of refugees around the world and show the strength of humanism and solidarity.”

Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi

“We know that those who are truly committed to philanthropy do not seek recognition, nor ask for anything in return as they consider the positive impact of their goodness on people’s lives as the highest honour. However, it is our duty to show them our gratitude and appreciation and highlight their work’s importance and sustainable impact”.

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“Goodness is not a fleeting or an isolated act, but rather a culture, an awareness, and daily decision we do not back down from, and are proud to see our work bearing fruit in the lives of others. We want to see our efforts turn into a smile on a child’s face, a source of knowledge for a young mind, care for a family weakened by circumstances, and a future full of hope for the younger generations.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“Safeguarding the dignity of others, particularly those in need, signifies not only respect for others but also a deep care for personal dignity because humanity is not an inherent quality but one that individuals acquire through their actions, contributions and stances.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“The refugee crisis is the most pressing humanitarian issue, and has the worst impact on displaced children left vulnerable to the harsh circumstances of life in asylum.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“In many regions around the globe, people amongst us are searching for a homeland after they were forced to abandon their homes and livelihoods due to conflict. They are labelled refugees. Some of them have never understood the concept of homeland or what it means to belong. To date, nearly 79 million have been displaced for various reasons. Every one of them carries a story of displacement and alienation, with no end in sight for their misery. To change these realities, we need to identify the reasons for such displacement and work collaboratively on a global level to address them.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“Since the founding of the country, the UAE had focused on education as a developmental priority to empower generations, successfully advance society, and promote values of sustainable development. Her Highness added that not many countries with a similar wealth of resources had succeeded in serving their people in an equitable manner, attributing it to the vision of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan who said: “Wealth is not money. Wealth lies in men. This is where true power lies, the power we value. This is what has convinced us to direct all our resources to build the individual, and to use the wealth in the service of the nation.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“The milestone accomplishments of the UAE in enhancing education and skills development have served as a catalyst for societal institutions and organizations to contribute to supporting an inclusive educational development journey for all; especially for families who have endured hardships in their countries that have abruptly put a stop to their children’s education.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“Education is a fundamental human right and every child has the right to obtain education and knowledge. We – in Sharjah and the UAE, are fully aware of this right and are committed to fulfilling it, even if you have been deprived of your education in your home countries. We also believe that every individual who feels a sense of belonging to the society where he and his family lives, also has a duty to commit to learning and education. I hope that you will all live up to this responsibility.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“The launch of ‘The Big Heart Educational Center’ reflects the noble values embedded in the culture of the UAE to support those in need, especially to provide them with access to sound education which is a key driver of community development, advancement and stability. This is what we learnt from Sharjah, and this is how we utilize it to serve those in need, at the local or international levels.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

“We progressed in many sectors, including economy, infrastructure, security, services, among many others. In order to consolidate these achievements, they must be reinforced by great successes in the vital sectors, especially the healthcare sector and scientific research that supports our ability to combat diseases.”

Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi