UAE- TRA concludes 2nd Summer Innovation Camp

(MENAFN- Emirates News Agency (WAM))

DUBAI, 22nd August, 2016 (WAM) -- Over 2,000 students have participated in second Summer Innovation Camp of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, TRA, which was organised to support an innovation culture and urge youths to find innovative solutions as well as encourage them to speak out on their creative ideas in more than 24 activities.

Most activities were focused on technical and IT skills, in addition to creative life skills for daily living, sports activities, and personality evaluation. The camp also organised special sessions to promote 'UAE Sanea' (traditional Etiquette), or the ethical values practiced in UAE society.

Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, TRA Director General, said, "The Second Summer Innovation Camp reflects TRA' social role and faith that real development starts and ends with human beings, so focusing on our nations' young generations is our priority to promote the culture of creativity and innovation in various sectors, especially in ICT, during their early years. We are proud of the results achieved by this year's camp in terms of its contribution to building a generation of UAE nationals capable of driving the nation's future and achieving our wise leaders' vision as embodied in the UAE Vision 2021 of steering towards a knowledge-based economy. We can only achieve it by encouraging innovation, research and development, and fostering a culture of business leadership in the next generation."

"This year we organised two camps for girls for the first time. The number of registered students exceeded our earlier expectations, so the TRA decided to expand the camp further to take in as many of the applicants as possible. The ICT sector is the most conducive for further enhancing innovation and creativity, so discovering the students' talents and building their abilities is a priority under the TRA's social responsibility strategy," he added.


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