Abu Dhabi: Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Chairman of the Education and Human Resources Council, chaired the 23rd meeting of the Education and Human Resources Council, which was held on Sunday in Abu Dhabi.
At the start of the meeting, Shaikh Abdullah welcomed the Council’s members, who approved the minutes of its 22nd meeting.
Shaikh Abdullah highlighted the outcomes of the “National Bullying Prevention Week” campaign that was held, under the patronage of Shaikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Famiy Development Foundation (FDF).
The campaign was held between April 22 and 28, in line with the efforts of the UAE’s wise leadership to follow in the footsteps of the late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who provided a dignified life to all community members and enshrined child care laws in the UAE’s constitution.
Shaikh Abdullah highlighted the most notable of these laws, which is the adoption of the “Child Rights Law,” Wadeema, by President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to protect children from all forms of abuse, guarantee their basic right to education, and provide a secure environment.
Shaikh Abdullah also reviewed a study presented by the Ministry of Community Development about the impact of early intervention in the process of integrating people of determination in public education.
Hessa Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development, explained the importance of the rehabilitation services received by people of determination during their pre-school stage, as well as developing their growth and knowledge, to assist in their integration into public schools.
Shaikh Abdullah also reviewed a presentation by the Ministry of Community Development on the activities of Deaf Week, which is being held from April 20 to 27, under the theme, “Strengthening the Right of the Deaf to Work.” The presentation focussed on the importance of providing work opportunities for the deaf and enabling them to utilise their abilities to compete in various jobs and professions. Deaf people in the UAE have proven, through the various jobs they occupy, that they are capable of working and giving, like all other people.