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SCFO ensures schools meet child-friendly standards: UNICEF

  • لجنة من " اليونيسيف " تثني على صداقة إمارة الشارقة للطفل والطفولة
  • لجنة من " اليونيسيف " تثني على صداقة إمارة الشارقة للطفل والطفولة

SHARJAH, 28th June, 2022 (WAM) -- Applauding the education system in Sharjah for giving a safe environment to children, a committee from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) toured schools in the emirate and affirmed that Sharjah’s nurseries and schools met child-friendly standards.

They studied the latest projects of the Sharjah-Child Friendly Office (SCFO), and met with representatives of the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA) and the SCFO management.

The visit sought to assess the implementation of the principles launched by UNICEF and the SCFO in line with the standards of the Child-Friendly Schools and Nurseries (CFSN) project in Sharjah and explore the SCFO’s ongoing efforts and projects to elevate Sharjah as a child, youth and family-friendly city.

The UNICEF committee comprised Dessislava Ilieva, and Natalia Mihailova, independent consultants from Bulgaria with experience in Europe and the Gulf region.

The committee held several meetings with officials of various educational institutions and the teams working to fulfil CFSN project standards.

At the SCFA headquarters, they met with Dr. Khawla Al Mulla, Secretary-General of the SCFA, and Dr. Hessa Al Ghazal, Executive Director of the SCFO.

The committee toured numerous schools and nurseries recognised to follow CFSN standards, and met with principals, teachers, students and parents at Amity Private School, Al Layyah Nursery, Al Murooj Private English School, Little Chamber Nursery, and Basateen Nursery.

The committee held meetings with representatives of all government entities that have partnered with the SCFO.

Following the field visits and meetings, Dessislava Ilieva, UNICEF Committee Member, said, "Throughout the visits, we witnessed earnest efforts to fulfil the standards and hold successful partnerships with stakeholders. Sharjah has an excellent record in implementing best practices, which help it to maintain its leading position as a child-friendly Emirate."

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