The National Archives participates in the Sixty Years of Emirati Women's Education Seminar

The National Archives participates in the Sixty Years of Emirati Women

The National Archives participates in the Sixty Years of Emirati Women's Education Seminar
The National Archives of the United Arab Emirates participated in Sixty Years of  Emirati Women's Education Seminar, organized by the Cultural and Information Office of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah under the patronage of the wife of the Ruler of Sharjah, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Council. The NA’s participation came in the form of offering comprehensive information regarding various stages of its evolution and its role in collecting and preserving the memory of the nation.
Mrs. Ayesha Al Zaabi, Educational Programs Section Officer at the National Archives, spoke at the seminar about the establishment of the National Archives in 1968 upon the directives of the founding leader, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. She reviewed the most important stages undergone by the National Archives and highlighted its outstanding accomplishments and its treasures of precious historical documents and records that are held in its world archives.
The NA’s participation included a definition of its agenda and its strategy that keep pace with the UAE Vision of 2021 as well as its functions locally and regionally, especially since it is one of the oldest and largest leading regional and Arab documentary institutions. Mrs. Al Zaabi talked about the National Archives projects in detail, in particular the organizing of the nation’s official documents and the Watheq project, which is a national campaign to document personal records. Furthermore, she spoke about the NA’s contribution to national education for students in UAE schools and the cultural season, which focuses on the most important national issues such as identity and loyalty and on the major achievements of the Founding Fathers, the Union-Makers, and the biographies of great leaders who started the march towards prosperity and progress.
The NA’s representative illustrated the role the NA plays as a vital bridge in linking generations, and enhancing communication between the past, present, and future. She referred to the status the NA gives to Emirati women and their history of sacrifice and contribution while long ago standing alongside men. Presently, the Emirati woman has upgraded her position worldwide through acquiring knowledge and contributing effortlessly in building the nation and its renaissance. Mrs. Al Zaabi emphasized that the National Archives will not turn a blind eye on such a large role, thus it showed its genuine care for women in its activities and its publications that deal with the heritage and history of the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf region. She urged the participants to take advantage of the NA’s activities and benefit from its collection.