Agreement signed between Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research and Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education in order to Deliver High-Quality Career Guidance and Soft Skill Development to UAE Youth
Two UAE-based organizations, the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research (AQF) and the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE), have virtually signed an MoU agreement in order to deliver excellency in education and career guidance services to youth in the UAE.
After a time-honoured relationship of mutual support, the two entities will serve UAE youth through a collaborative partnership that has a duration of three years. They will together provide workshops for Ras Al Khaimah based Emirati students on the AGFE Young Thinkers Program (YTP), introducing resources such as career guidance counselling and university preparation to help them excel.
AGFE and AQF will together work to strategically increase the quality of learning for UAE youth and fill up the gaps in student career guidance which is needed to help them transit seamlessly from their education to a meaningful career path. By the end of their collaboration, both entities aim to provide services to thousands of youth across the emirate and conduct virtual sessions for parents and educators in Ras Al Khaimah to help them provide education and employment advice to their children and students, respectively.
This initiative is aligned with the UAE National Strategy for Higher Education 2030, which aims at preparing a young generation of Emiratis to face challenges the future carries. It also puts lght on AGFE's commitment to develop Emirati and Arab students' livelihoods in the UAE and across the region.
H.E Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE) said: "Youth in the UAE are at the heart of the nation's economic growth. Recognizing their potential, our partnership with the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research will support them in developing the skills needed for these young people to find greater success along their education to employment journey.”
"Our mission at AGFE is to contribute to the sustainable development of the region through inclusive, innovative, and wide-reaching education opportunities for Emirati and Arab students. With this goal in mind, we are proud to collaborate with partners who share our vision to encourage and support the young people of this country to achieve excellence." he added.
Looking forward to generate an outstanding body of research on Ras Al Khaimah and the broader UAE, develop local capacity in the public sector, and engage the community in its work, the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research was set up in the year 2009 through Emiri decree by His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah.
H.E Mohammad Omran Al Shamsi, Chairman of the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research (AQF), said: "One of our aims at the Foundation is to establish fruitful relationships with strategic partners that ultimately serve to benefit students in the UAE along their education journey. When youth are guided and are provided high quality learning opportunities, it allows them to reach their full potential, and contribute to the development of their nation. I am confident that this partnership with the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education, a long-standing ally, will help students realize their passions and explore future career pathways that will inspire them to create a better future for themselves, their communities and society at large."
AGFE and AQF have worked together in the previous years, supporting eachother in several capacities. During the early days of AGFE's establishment, it offered worthy insights to the Foundation that contributed to the design and development of the Al Ghurair Young Thinkers Program (YTP). Having studied the ways to work together over the years, AGFE and AQF are hoping to collaborate closely in establishing the university and career readiness programming.