First batch of women leaders graduate from Reyada Centre Thati Programme

SHARJAH, 20th December, 2015 (WAM) — The first batch of the Reyada Centre’s Thati programme students graduated last Tuesday at a ceremony held at Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre. The training centre falls under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs.

The programme was launched in 2012 under the directives of H.H. Sheikha Jawaher to attract outstanding university graduates and help them build their leadership and management skills. Thati is an intensive two-year programme which aims to create a generation of leaders equipped with confidence and skillsets that allow them to hold leadership positions.

Noura Al Noman, Chairperson of the Executive Office of Sheikha Jawaher, thanked the organisers and supporters of the programme for their interest in developing the skills of young people so that they may better serve the UAE.

She said, “Every success story has a start, and the success story of Sheikha Jawaher Al Qasimi’s organisations began in 1982 with the establishment of the Sharjah Ladies Club to create a safe haven for women and children. Today, we can say that all Sheikha Jawaher’s organisations have grown in keeping with her desire to provide an environment that suits everyone in the community.”

Al Noman added, “These organisations believe in the importance of embracing young leaders and also in providing training and guidance to the 1,500 male and female employees of the 20 organisations. This is why Sheikha Jawaher established the Reyada Centre, to provide training, coaching and guidance to all employees, to equip them with new skills and expertise that qualify them to serve their country and society.”

The three graduates marking the first batch of female leaders graduating the programme are Alaa Al Shanasi, a graduate of the Higher Colleges of Technology with a Degree in Information Technology, Aisha Al Mulla, a graduate of the Higher Colleges of Technology with a Degree in Finance, who now works as the Head of Programmes at “Salam Ya Seghar” foundation, and Reem Al Hammadi, a graduate of the Higher Colleges of Technology with a Degree in Business Administration. She now works as event coordinator at Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah, where she handles the marketing and event sections.

Speaking on the occasion, Fatima Al Shehhi, Director of the Reyada Centre, said, “I would like to express my pleasure that we have the 4th batch joining the programme, and congratulate the first batch of female graduates on their achievement and hard work. They have shown dedication and commitment during the two years of training and coaching. I am quite confident that the graduates will utilise the knowledge and skills they have learnt in developing leadership skills at work. I would like to take this opportunity to encourage the graduates to continue to build and develop their leadership and administrative skills so as to always be at the forefront.”