(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM))
DUBAI, 26th December, 2017 (WAM) -- Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has visited the 4th Future Engineers camp, which is organised by DEWA, in cooperation with Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children, AJCCC, in Dubai. The camp will run till 28th December 2017.
Al Tayer was received by Matar bin Lahej, Managing Director of AJCCC, and Adel Omar, Senior Manager of Special Projects and Media at AJCCC.
The camp received 40 students aged from 12 to 16, and includes educational activities for students in engineering and scientific research. It educates them about the basics of robotics, and developing smart phone programmes and applications.
"Our leadership attaches great importance to innovation. The National Innovation Strategy aims to make the UAE one of the most innovative countries in the world. At DEWA, we believe that youth have the potential to contribute to this vision. That's why, we are committed to developing students' innovation and creativity, and encouraging their scientific research. We also encourage the younger generation 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 keep up with the Fourth Industrial Revolution the world is going through," said Al Tayer.
DEWA organises Future Engineers camp twice a year as part of its efforts to promote innovation among young people, develop their skills, and support their creativity. The camp provides the children with basic scientific skills such as analysis, observation, and problem solving.
Bin Lahej thanked DEWA, and Al Tayer for his visit, and said that investing in new generations is true investment to serve the community.
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