National Archives Hosts the Projects of the Girl Students

National Archives Hosts the Projects of the Girl Students

The National Archives of the United Arab Emirates received girl students from Emirates National Schools to present and assess their projects. The projects came within the context of the program of Proudly Emirati magazine, which aimed at promoting national identity.

The constructive cooperation between the National Archives and Emirates National Schools stems from the MoU duly signed by the two parties. Student projects were presented in the Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Hall at the National Archives, where they were assessed by researchers and specialists in that field. The establishment of the national identity among the students, promoting loyalty to the nation and strengthening the sense of belonging to it is an important project; thus, it is the main reason for the interest in the student project Proudly Emirati magazine, the students’ questionnaire it distributed, and the monitoring of students experiences and their efforts. 

Student projects in Proudly Emirati magazine highlighted a number of national, social and humanitarian issues, notably: the stages of establishing the Union, the definition of the UAE, preservation of public property, protection of the environment, food, disease and medicine, obesity, divorce, diabetes, thalassemia, autism and drugs. 

The National Archives’ competent assessment committee has praised the student research papers and considered their projects creative works that exceed their age and their education stage. They are promising, creative works of a generation aware of their national rights and duties towards their homeland. The early awareness among female students is due to the great attention given to student creative initiatives in Emirates National Schools. 

The assessment committee presented its guidelines to the students who have learnt about the importance of these guidelines meant to apply a scientific and logical method on their projects. The committee advised them to use classical Arabic in their future projects, to support their projects with the necessary diagrams and statistics and recommended they use proper chronological order when dealing with historical events.