The National Archives Releases Three Distinctively Popular Educational Cartoon Characters

The National Archives Releases Three Distinctively Popular Educational Cartoon Characters

Hessa, Hamad, and Grandfather are three cartoon characters attaching the children to their history
The National Archives Releases Three Distinctively Popular Educational Cartoon Characters

The National Archives of the U.A.E. launched at its "Memory of the Nation" exhibition at the Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival, 2015, three cartoon characters, Hessa, Hamad and Grandfather, with the aim to attract more of the festival’s visitors and acquaint children with the role of the National Archives in documenting the history and heritage of the United Arab Emirates. Hessa, Hamad, and Grandfather managed to attract the attention of children and adults who came in large numbers for the historical photos and to learn about these eye-catching characters with their colorful, traditional Emirati clothes, and their figures, looks, and movements. The cartoon characters managed to effectively communicate with visitors in general and children in particular.
The three cartoon characters were very popular with children and adults, who in turn expressed how impressed they were by them through their keenness to visit the "Memory of the Nation" exhibition to see and be entertained by them up close.

The National Archives picked its three characters based on a careful study and questionnaires that helped to determine what the public seeks and which cartoon characters children love. The National Archives aims, by attracting children to these cartoon characters, to introduce to them valuable information available through its educational book whether in paper or electronic version; this book contains important information on the history of the U.A.E., and its great leaders, the Founding Fathers, who established the Union and built a modern state that matches the most advanced countries.
The educational book provides children with information contributing to their national upbringing, instilling in them the sense of love of their homeland, and enhancing their sense of loyalty and belonging. To achieve these national values, the National Archives has spared no effort seeking to reach the largest number of children, hence it created the cartoon characters Hessa, Hamad, and Grandfather.
It should be noted that the launch of the National Archives' cartoon characters and their great popularity renewed hope for the achievement of desired national goals through them. These cartoon characters will participate with children in the National Archives’ future activities such as workshops to draw the U.A.E. flag and map, where Grandfather will tell them stories of the glorious past and of the sacrifices of the Founding Fathers in their quest to realize for the U.A.E. the prosperous reality of today.