National Archives Organizes a Ceremony Honoring the Participants of the Student Historians Club

National Archives Organizes a Ceremony Honoring the Participants of the Student Historians Club

National Archives Organizes a Ceremony Honoring the Participants of the Student Historians Club

The National Archives of the United Arab Emirates, in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Education Council, held a ceremony at its headquarters today to honor the participants and the winners of the Second Annual Student Historians Club, which is the national project the National Archives launched two years ago. This project looks forward to achieve noble objectives of enhancing and perfecting the educational process.
In the presence of HE Dr. Abdulla El Reyes, Director General of the National Archives, and HE Mohammed Salem Al Dhaheri, Executive Director of School Operations at Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), Ms. Husniya Mohammed Al Ali, Head of Educational Programs Section at the National Archives, opened the honoring ceremony by offering a speech in which she highly praised the attention of the wise leadership of the National Archives, which collects and preserves the memory of the nation. She also commented on the vigorous follow-up of HE Dr. Abdulla El Reyes, which has enabled the National Archives to strengthen the communication with the generations of students to promote the feelings of loyalty, belonging and national identity on them and to contribute in the preparation of good citizens who are capable of giving.
The Head of Educational Programs Section thanked ADEC for their permanent and ideal cooperation with the National Archives, and she praised the students’ creative participations in the Student Historians Club and indicated that all the participants in these contests are winners as proved by the competition she followed in the evaluation stage. She considered the new trend of honoring the students’ parents in this session of the Student Historians Club as an application of the teachings of the late leader Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who once said, “Family is the basis of the progress of the whole society.” She intimated that the student cannot succeed and be creative without the support he/she finds in the environment where he/she grows, so honoring the parents of the creative students was a recognition of their efforts and as they set good examples for the other families.
The Head of Educational Programs Section commended the efforts of the Departments of the National Archives in general and the Emirates Library in particular, which opened its doors and provided the students with the sources and references they needed for their projects.
Then, the audience watched a documentary that showed the stages of progression of the Second Annual Student Historians Club and this year’s interest in igniting the energies of the students in planning, innovation, competition, and challenge. The documentary also showed the harmony between this national project and strategic objectives of Abu Dhabi 2030 Vision, which seeks to improve individual and organizational performance.
After that, student groups who excelled in their projects made their way to the podium and presented the stories of their successes to the audience and briefed them about the making the 3D models of Al Jahili Fort. They spoke about the best historical magazine, which chose Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, the Mother of the UAE, as the personality for this year together with the best story material that is derived from the oral interviews with narrators and the elderly, and the best presentation for the organization of personal and school archives.
HE Dr. Abdulla El Reyes, Director General of the National Archives, accompanied by HE Mohammed Salem Al Dhaheri, Executive Director of School Operations, honored the winners, their parents, their supervisors and the evaluation team.
The winners of this year are: Liwa International Private School, Glenelg School, Emirates National Schools - Girl students from the Mohammed Bin Zayed City branch, and Ashbal Alquds School, Al Ittihad Private Schools - Girls, Al Ittihad Private Schools – Boys, and Emirates National School – Girl students from the Abu Dhabi branch.