Sajaya Young Ladies opens registration for Afaaq Leadership Camp in Sharjah UAE

Annual one-week camp aims to develop the leadership skills of Emirati girls.

November 6th, 2017, Sharjah (UAE): Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah, a subsidiary of the Rubu’ Qarn Foundation for Creating Leaders and Innovators (Rubu’ Qarn), has announced that registration is now open for the fourth edition of the Afaaq Leadership Camp, which takes place December 19-25.

Targeted at ladies aged 14-17 years, the camp aims to develop the leadership skills of Emirati girls and nurture a generation of Emirati women leaders, in line with the vision of Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, for building the character of Emirati women.

Registration and further details about the Afaaq Leadership Camp are available on The registration period will be open until the November 9th, 2017.

Now in its fourth edition, the Afaaq Leadership Camp features an array of interactive workshops that focus on generating and nurturing leadership skills. The format of the sessions has been designed to enable participating girls to be able to make future decisions with courage and competence and to help them become active members in discussions at the local and international level.

“In keeping with our unwavering commitment to supporting all aspects of the social, psychological and physical development of Emirati girls, we invite young women in the UAE to join the fourth Afaaq Leadership Camp and take part in inspirational workshops and activities designed to foster their leadership skills,” said Sheikha Aisha Khalid Al Qasimi, Director of Sajaya Young Ladies and Head of the Higher Committee of the Afaaq Leadership Camp.

“Our aim through the camp is to elevate participants’ leadership attributes to qualify them to become active and influential players in the building and development of their country, as well as to imbue them with the skills to better represent the UAE in various regional and global forums,” she added.

Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah is dedicated to developing the talents of young girls aged 13-18 years in all creative spheres. Established in 2004 under the umbrella of Sharjah Children’s Centres, the organisation became an independent entity in 2012 following an administrative decree issued by Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of the Rubu’ Qarn Foundation.


Images taken at Afaaq Leadership Camp Last Year (2016)

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