Speaking on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day, Shamma bint Suhail Faris Al Mazrui, Minister of State for Youth and Deputy Chairman of the Arab Youth Centre (AYC) affirmed that the wise leadership of the UAE is committed to supporting young people in all areas by implementing a world-leading approach to empower young people and help them develop skills to enhance their international role.
This will help them contribute to driving sustainable development and prosperity across all communities alongside their international peers, making progress, and forecasting a better future for mankind as a whole.
Al Mazrui noted the crucial role the UAE plays in the region, mainly through the Arab Youth Centre, which functions according to advanced procedures and a forward-thinking vision. They aim to pass the expertise of the UAE in equipping and upgrading young people with the skills they need in the future across the region.
Saeed Mohammed Al Nazari, Director-General of the Federal Youth Authority, FYA, and Chief Strategy Officer at the Arab Youth Centre said, “Skills are the primary tool for young people today to face challenges and refine their capabilities,” while speaking on the same occasion.
He added that the interest in creating opportunities for youth has become a priority and an urgent need for all governments, seeing as young people are the means by which they can drive growth and change in any society.
He thanked the leadership of the UAE for the near attention it provides to young people and for supplying them with all the skills they can leave their mark in global forums.
Al Mazrui stressed the need to be aware of the changing needs of the world. “With that in mind, we are launching various initiatives including Emirates Youth Professional School, which offers a unique experience blending knowledge and practical experiences, led by experts and professionals whose experience and skills can teach and inspire young people to pursue their dreams and explore their talent. Emirates Youth Summer Academy is another such initiative, allowing young people to optimize the use of their time.”
“As we celebrate World Youth Skills Day, young people should be more agile and prepared by developing their skills to meet current and future demands,” Al Mazrui concluded.
The initiatives launched by the Arab Youth Center have benefited more than 22,000 young men and women from various Arab countries since its inception.