Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 January, 2019: The 100 Mentors programme hosted His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority to discuss some key values and traits, which will help the youth of the country achieve success and wellbeing.
The session took place at the Dubai Health Forum, which concluded last week.
The 100 Mentors is a programme organised by the Emirates Youth Council, it aims to connect the youth with role models in both the private and government industries.
Al Qutami said, “The youth have several opportunities to carry forward the success of this nation. UAE has developed and flourished due to our wise leadership and the establishment of the Youth Council reinforces the belief that the leadership has in the capabilities of our youth.
Our youth is our future and they have to continue the path of success and development.
I want to address the youth by telling them about some of the values that they need to foster and implement in their life and their workplace to continue the path of success that our leaders have provided us.
“I have been greatly inspired by key concepts presented in the book Qessaty, (My Story) penned by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
I shall present some of these concepts to the youth which can be incorporated as key values in their day-to-day life.”
“I have worked across several sectors but these key traits are useful in all sectors and in life in general, therefore they must be fostered at a young age.
“Firstly, training and development lay the foundation for developing our youth. Fostering a lifelong love for learning is a key trait for success.
“I strongly believe in the importance of teamwork. I also recommend that you master your work, you will make mistakes along the way and those mistakes will be life-lessons later on. I also recommend identifying a mentor who can guide you and help you grow as you step into your career.
Al Qutami said setting a plan is very important.
“In order to be meticulous and avoid errors, set a proper plan to serve your goals. Of course, plans do not work unless you execute them with relentless efforts and dedication.”
Al Qutami urged the youth to be as professional as possible.
He spoke in detail about the need to innovate. “Don’t follow the path that has always been followed if you believe that change is required.
The world is constantly changing and evolving and we need to be open to doing things in a new way. Be creative. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid has always emphasized on the importance of innovation, calling it a way of life. Seek inspiration from this.”
Al Qutami spoke of the importance of commitment and discipline in every area of life and not just work. He also asked the youth to keep track of their path. “Observe yourself. Ask yourself, are you working to the best of your abilities? How can you get better?”
“Finally I would like to highlight the importance of communication.
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid has always emphasised that the purpose of the government is to serve the people, the purpose of a government job is to serve the community and the purpose of laws and regulations is to serve humans.
When you step into your jobs, you will realize that in order to serve people you need to listen to them, you need to understand their needs and their demands. You need to create bridges of communication.
Clear communication channels help you in all areas of live, not only work.
“Finally, be committed and driven,” said Al Qutami.