Celebrating the Second Edition of the Formation of Ras Al Khaimah Youth Council November 20,2017
Muhammad bin Saud:” Paying attention to youth reflects strategic thought”
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah and Chairman of the Executive Council emphasized that “The wise leadership’s initiative to give a vital role to the youth in building the nation and enhancing the development process reflects their foresight and strategic thinking establishes sustainable-competitive foundations,”
He also praised the formation of the Ras Al Khaimah Youth Council in its second anniversary so that the flow of youth talents continue in light of a supportive national strategy and a culture of community aware of their role and an innovative institutional framework that provide success and an exceptional leadership that is stimulating and encouraging.
These statements of His Highness were made at the announcement by Ras Al Khaimah Youth Council and the Executive Council of Ras Al Khaimah of the second edition of the Ras Al Khaimah Youth Council, which consists of 7 members chosen based on their scientific qualifications and practical experience after a series of interviews and tests to ensure the selection of the best leaders of the youth segment in Ras Al Khaimah.
Her Excellency Shamma bint Suhail bin Faris Al Mazrui, UAE Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Chairman of the Emirates Youth Council, said that UAE youth are UAE’s foundation of today to build a bright future for the UAE society and that they are the joy of UAE society.
The Nations’ Future
For his part, Dr. Mohammed Abdul Latif, Secretary General of the Executive Council of Ras Al Khaimah, said: “Betting on the role of youth in building the country’s future and preserving its achievements has become an institutional work that is continuously striving towards achieving the wise leadership’s vision in this field; and perhaps the mechanism that was utilized in choosing the Council’s members is sheer proof of the firm determination to strengthen youth’s role and translate the vision into leading practices.
The Secretary General of the Executive Council of Ras Al Khaimah Dr. Mohammed Abdul Latif Khalifa emphasized that the youth have the productive energy, innovative abilities, professional skills and readiness to shape the present and the future and said "our leadership has recognized the importance of caring for youth and investing in them to become the country’s shield; driving its growth and enhancing its global competitiveness”.
The Ras Al Khaimah Youth Council consists of Amna Rashid Ali Al Shehhi, Nasser Humaid Al Mehrezi, Suhaila Al Wali, Ahmed Abdullah Al Ali, Asia Mohammed Al Shehhi, Aisha Abdulrahman Al Nuaimi and Manar Saeed Al Mazroui.
Amna Al Shehhi
Amna is 29 years old and works as an engineer at Abu Dhabi Petroleum Industries Company, a specialist in engineering and projects. She was a researcher at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and is presently completing her doctoral studies in engineering.
She holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the UAE University, two Masters degrees from Masdar Institute of Science and Technology on Micro Systems Engineering, and has participated in many local and international scientific researches and conferences.
Nasser Al Mehrezi
Nasser graduated from scientific section of Al Muaini Primary and Secondary Education School with a 97.2% score. He received a scholarship from Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and then enrolled to the Higher Colleges of Technology to earn his bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering, where he is a third-year student.
He has participated in many courses and trainings during his career, most notably was Al Baiarik program, a military student program, and received a certificate of outstanding performance. He also participated in a course of the art of presenting and speaking skills to acquire communication and speaking skills and successfully completed the innovation process in government work presented by Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation.
Suhaila Al Wali
Former member of the Umm Al Quwain Youth Council and part of the executive team of youth seminars. She holds an American Canadian Board for Professional Training Certificate and holds a certified international trainer's license. Suhaila started-off by joining the Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Distinguished Academic Performance (HBRADAP), followed by participating in the 8th Environmental Rehabilitation Course by the Environment and Protected Areas Authority in Sharjah and her winning the Parliamentary Chairmanship of behalf of the girls category.
She participated in many local events and forums concerning youth, including participation in the Youth Social Benefits Summit and in the program of competencies for youth leadership in cooperation with Emirates Foundation. On the Arab level, she has participated in the UNESCO 2017 NGO Forum in Saudi Arabia and the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco.
Ahmed Al Ali
Ahmed is 25 years old and works for the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) as a nuclear reactor engineer and operator and has participated in the UAE Government Leaders Program.
Trained in Italy at the Pagany company and holds a master's degree in management from the Abu Dhabi University, a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering as well as 4 diplomatic diplomas in: An Introduction to Diplomacy, Protocol and Etiquette, The Skill of Negotiation and International Analysis.
He has participated in two scholarships to South Korea by the Nuclear Leadership Program, and two to the Republic of China by the UAE Youth Ambassador Program.
He was Chairman of the Khalifa University Student Council for two years, during which he organized and led up to 30 events and more.
Asia Al Shehhi
Asia is 21 years old and works in Etisalat. She graduated from high school with an average of 94.6% and completed a bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering from the Higher Colleges of Technology in Ras Al Khaimah.
She speaks Arabic, English and Korean and is currently learning sign language in English and Arabic. She was part of the UAE Youth Ambassador’s Scholarship to South Korea and an ambassador for Think Science. She graduated from the Multiculturalism and Leadership Skills Program from Scotland.
She was a member of the Higher Colleges of Technology Student Council, while presiding over three university clubs at the same time. She was awarded the Ideal Student Award and the Community Participation Award from the Higher Colleges of Technology, the 2016 CEO Award and the Best Student Company of 2016.
Aisha Al Nuaimi
Aisha is a 22-year-old honors-degree graduate of Ras Al Khaimah College in Electronic Engineering equipped with a multi-tasked personality as she loves to develop her skills in various areas.
She is President of the Student Council and was chosen as the of country’s ambassador. She lectured and organized activities to motivate students to positively compete. She trained in Ras Al Khaimah Police Department in the Engineering and Wireless Communications Division to increase her practical experience by benefiting from the experiences of other engineers. She was also recognized for her volunteer work with Takatof, lectured on the importance of volunteering and organized volunteer events that motivate volunteers.
Manar Al Mazrouei
Manar Graduated from high school in 2012 with an 99.4% average and was one of the leading students in the Fujairah Educational Zone. She is now a 23-year-old master's student in Mechanical Engineering at Khalifa University of Science and Technology. She also studied at Sharjah University where she obtained her Bachelors in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Engineering and graduated with honors. She was Awarded the Sharjah Prize for Scientific Excellence in 2010.
She received a scholarship from the Scholarship Office - Ministry of Presidential Affairs for 2012-2016 and was honored during her university studies by the Scholarship Office for maintaining her high academic score. She trained in the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) in 2014 and in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Masdar Institute in 2015.
Local Youth Councils aim to become aligned with the directions of the Federal Government and the Emirates Youth Council, create a communication platform between youth and public and private entities to help identify their ambitions and the challenges that may face their future and develop initiatives and projects aimed at achieving their ambitions and needs.
It also aims to promote youth work in each Emirate by translating national youth agendas into initiatives in cooperation with the Executive Boards of each Emirate local council members work to develop policies to empower youth based on the best global researches while engaging the youth in implementing these initiatives.