The Supreme Council for Motherhood & Childhood organizes a group of specialized workshops for children and adolescents These workshops revolved around the concept of getting children and adolesents to participate in all aspects of life, consequently, the ideal way to invest their free-time during their summer vacation. The workshops included sessions about patriotism, bullying and arts such as sewing, designing leather products, scarves and jewellery and art of Yolla. In addition to sessions that provided fascinating insights into the biography of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The goal was to instil patriotism and values of tolerance, sense of the importance of heritage and ancestors and to allow children and youth to discover & develop their talents, In addition to the optimal investment for their leisure time on summer vacation.
The Mini Master Class program for the summer of 2020, held all the workshops virtually, In line with the outbreak of the Covid 19 pandemic. The main focus of this summer’s Mini Master Classes was to support and encourage the Emirati Children’s theme for the year 2020 (The Right to Participation). Therefore, the Council introduced the children to highly successful people and offered the children the chance to have a discussion with them through Zoom, and ask their questions. The workshops aimed to inspire the children to follow their dreams in different fields.
The program also had a few different workshops under the theme of child protection, in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior’s Child Protection Center. The first workshop was a full course on "The Prevention and Digital Safety". The course was made up of 20 workshops split into two different categories by age group, 10 workshops for every age group. As well as, a workshop on the prevention of bullying and the MOI hotline and application that was launched in 2018.
|Workshop||Number of Participants|
|Mini Master Class with Sheikh Dr. Abdulaziz bin Ali Alnuaimi “Green Sheikh”||245|
|Mini Master Class with Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank “ADIB”||135|
|Mini Master Class - Yoga||89|
|Mini Master Class with Pilot Salma Al Baloushi||196|
|Mini Master Class with Dr. Hind Al Ali||165|
|The Prevention and Digital Safety (morning)||99|
|The Prevention and Digital Safety (afternoon)||61|
|Mini Master Class with the rally champion Mohammed ben Sulayem||108|
|Mini Master Class about children’s right and Wadeema’s Law||98|
|Mini Master Class with HE Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Ambassador to Saudi Arabia.||378|
|Mini Master Class with Chef Reem Al Nowais||239|
|Mini Master Class with Dr. Fatima Graiban||277|
|Mini Master Class with Emirates Heritage Club||88|
|Mini Master Class with Caption Mariam Al Hamady (Bullying Prevention)||107|
|Mini Master Class with Chef Aysha AlObeidli||69|
|Mini Master Class with Dr. Mouza Al Shehhi, Director of UN Women UAE Liaison Office for the GCC||70|
|Mini Master Class with the National Service Authority||113|
|Mini Master Class with Chef Um Nayef||160|
Total number of Participants for Mini Master Class 2020 is 2,697