Abu Dhabi: The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre (SZGMC) will launch the 11th edition of the ”Junior Culture Guide program” as part of the ”Young Builders”, a youth capacity building program that combines the initiatives and activities the mosque has launched over the years, providing a platform for Emirati youth to shine as role models in showcasing the UAE’s noble messages and values.
The SZGMC designed this program with the aim of investing in and directing young people’s abilities during summer vacation. This gives them access to career opportunities as cultural tour guides at large and lets them know how to organise these tours inside the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
The SZGMC said interested school students have until July 3 to register through www.szgmc.gov.
The program will be conducted in two phases: one for grade 9 to 11 students from July 17 to 27, 2023, and the second for grade 5 to 8 students from August 7 to 17.
Dr. Yousif Al Obaidli, Director-General of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre, remarked that the launch of the program is part of the SZGMC’s mandate to groom a new generation of responsible leaders to spread its message and that of the Founding Father’s legacy for tolerance and respect for others.
The Director-General added that the programme embodies the SZGMC’s keenness to launch and adopt initiatives, projects, and programs aimed at developing Emirati human cadres of all ages and raising a generation with good morals, open to the rest of the world’s cultures, and believing in the values of tolerance, coexistence, and brotherhood, which embody the centre’s message.
The total number of graduates from the Junior Culture Guide program reached more than 410.