Dubai-UAE: 25 September, 2017: The Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) organized a brainstorming session for the personnel of its Family Village, the region’s first community orphanage that provides more than 30 children with shelter, education, and support in a stable family environment.
Organized in collaboration with Ousha bint Hussein Cultural Center, the session explored the latest methods of ensuring the healthy psychosocial and emotional development of children. Under the guidance of moderator Dr Anwar bin Salim, a human resource development consultant, participants discussed the latest research on how to analyze, understand, and manage diverse manifestations of children’s behavior. In addition, they enacted a range of scenarios that provided them with valuable insight into addressing real-life situations in ways that develop children’s creative and analytical thinking capabilities.
As part of its priority to build the capacities of Family Village personnel in line with the vision of the UAE leadership, AMAF plans to hold further training sessions with a focus on behavioral science, cognitive skills, and character building.
Speaking on the importance of the session and its outcomes to the personnel of Family Village, His Excellency Tayeb Al-Rais, Secretary General of AMAF, said: “The success of every institution in performing its duties relies on the competency of its personnel. There is no doubt that the employees of Family Village love what they do and are deeply aware of the humanitarian dimension of their job. I am confident that our brainstorming session under the supervision of human resources experts will go a long way towards enhancing their ability to help the orphans under their care become productive members of society.”
He added: “We are working on updating our strategy and creating programs that support our social and humanitarian mandate in the UAE and abroad. In this context, we seek to leverage our synergies with individuals and institutions in the local community to organize a comprehensive series of training sessions and events that hone the skills of our employees. In the next stage, we aim to develop a general concept of endowment, including all social and investment aspects, that will enable us to expand our projects and improve our financial competency.”