To further educate and inspire UAE youth on the theoretical aspects of volunteering and environmental concerns, Emirates Foundation’s Takatof Social Volunteering program had organized an interactive ‘environmental training’ program from November 21 to November 23.
The three-day training seminar, marking the first phase of Takatof’s new ‘Environment Ambassador Project’, aimed to keep Emirati youth aware and informed about the various environmental issues and concerns in the UAE, as well as training and preparing them to become UAE ambassadors for the environment.
Maytha Al Habsi, Chief Programs Officer at the Emirates Foundation, said , “The long-term goal of Takatof’s latest ‘Environment Ambassador Project’ is to raise the youth’s awareness about the environment and its concerns and issues, engage a greater number of youth in positive and impactful activities, involving volunteers in ecological projects to create a cleaner and healthier environment, create sustainable volunteering opportunities and spread the culture and spirit of volunteerism amongst the youth.”
For four hours on each day of this week, an interactive in-class training program conducted by an environmental specialist educated Emirati youth on: General environmental awareness and changing environmental behavior in a positive way, , overcoming environmental issues and concerns in the UAE, and the youth’s role in protecting the environment as well as presenting volunteering project ideas that could have a positive impact on the UAE.
Throughout Takatof’s ‘Environment Ambassador Project’, which includes two more practical phases, volunteers will also focus on important and urgent environmental issues that are directly relevant to the UAE. Along with learning all the theoretical aspects of becoming UAE environment ambassadors, Emirati youth will continuously be inspired to participate in environmental projects and also present project ideas that can address or possibly solve environmental issues in the country.
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