TRA hosts Summer Innovation Camps

Summer camps held to encourage innovation, creativity and skills for young Emiratis

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TRA hosts Summer Innovation Camps The UAE Summer Innovation Camp trained students in technology, creativity and life skills.
By  Mark Sutton Published  August 22, 2016

The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority has held its second Summer Innovation Camp, to create a culture of innovation among young people.

The Summer Innovation Camp, which took place from 17th July to 18th August, attracted over 2000 students, an increase on last year, and also drew more female attendess.

The camp included training in technical and IT skills, in addition to skills for daily living, sports activities, and personality evaluation, and sessions on traditional etiquette (Sanea) as practiced in UAE society.

The programs also included workshops on personal development, online safety and data security, and National Service with the UAE Armed Forces.

HE Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, TRA Director General, said: "The second Summer Innovation Camp reflects the TRA's social role and faith that real development starts and ends with human beings, so focusing on our Nationals' young generations is our priority to promote the culture of creativity and innovation in various sectors, especially in ICT among students during their early years. We are proud with the results achieved by this year's camp, in terms of its contribution to building a generation of UAE Nationals capable of driving the nation's future and achieving our wise leaders' vision as embodied in the UAE Vision 2021 of steering towards a knowledge-based economy. We can only achieve it by encouraging innovation, research and development, and fostering a culture of business leadership in the next generation."

"This year we organised two camps for girls for the first time. The number of registered students exceeded our earlier expectations, so the TRA decided to expand the camp further to take in as many of the applicants as possible. The ICT sector is the most conducive for further enhancing innovation and creativity, so discovering the students' talents and building their abilities is a priority under the TRA's social responsibility strategy," HE Al Mansoori added.

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