The National Archives Receives Students Participating in the 2nd Annual Student Historian Club

The National Archives Receives Students Participating in the 2nd  Annual Student Historian Club

The National Archives Receives Students Participating in the 2nd
Annual Student Historian Club

The UAE’s National Archives received a new group of female students participating in the 2nd Annual Student Historian Club. The visit aimed at obtaining documented information for their projects of this year concerning the Mother of the Nation, H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, and Al Jahili Fort in Al Ain.
Moreover, the 2nd Annual Student Historians Club include two projects: The student’s personal archives and an interview in the context of oral history.
The students spent a long time in the Emirates Library, which is rich in references specializing in the UAE and Gulf area’s history. The students were accompanied by supervisors from their schools and specialists from the Educational Programs Section at the NA.
The visiting students worked on two projects. The first project was about the Mother of the Nation, H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, who dedicated herself to serve the UAE and its people and take care of the Leader and Founder, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may his soul rest in peace. She was his partner in the development march and in raising the nation’s citizens.
The second project was about Al Jahili Fort, which is one of the largest forts in Al Ain. It is distinguished by its amazing architecture. Sheikh Zayed Bin Khalifa (also known as Zayed the First) used the fort as a place of residence in Al Ain during the summer months.
It is worth mentioning that the NA started the 2nd Annual Student Historian Club program last February. The program is in line with the NA’s strategy, which aims at introducing the UAE’s civilization and cultural heritage and its great leaders to the younger generations. This is in addition to strengthening their sense of national identity, enhancing their loyalty to the nation, its history, and to the community and its culture, in order to form their national identity and prepare good citizens who are able to make contributions and exert efforts.
More than eighty teachers participated in the 2nd Annual Student Historian Club. They were shown a presentation by the students who participated in the 1st Annual Student Historian Club. They concurred that their participation was beneficial and interesting.