His Highness Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority this week inaugurated the Library Week at Dubai Women’s College (DWC) library in the presence of Mr. Juma Al Majid, Chairman of Dubai Economic Council, among other dignitaries.
The event included opening of DWC Arabic Book Fair to encourage students to read in Arabic.
H.H. Sheikh Majid started his visit with a tour where students gave him a brief introduction about DWC’s different academic programs and campus initiatives. Dr. Howard Reed, Director of Dubai Women’s College, updated His Highness on the College’s accomplishments.
During the tour, H.H. Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed talked with students and listened to a briefing about the “No Fizzy Drink Campaign” which is an awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness among DWC students of the dangerous effects of these drinks and suggesting healthier alternatives.
Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed also launched DWC “Mehnaty” Job Portal which allows employers from private, government and semi-government sectors to provide employment opportunities such as full-time jobs, part-time jobs, summer jobs, internships and sponsorships.
DWC candidates on the other hand will have a platform that will focus on their target industry. DWC “Mehnaty” Job Portal was developed by bayt.com for HCT colleges.
Furthermore, a number of DWC students participated in “Reading Flash Mob” to encourage students to read.
“The goal is to promote reading,” said one of the students who is taking part in “Reading Flash Mob”. “”Reading is really the foundation of all of students’ future learning, and it’s important that they have books in their homes, and at school we make it not just about test taking but about, really, authentic learning and authentic reading,” she added.
Meanwhile, Robin Bishop, DWC library Supervisor said that DWC students benefitted tremendously from the campus library every day.
“The HCT Library System offers over 350,000 books, newspapers and magazines, thousands of articles through the online subscription databases, and the services of dozens of highly trained professional librarians who are here to support the students on their academic journey — as well as games, technology, network access and attractive study spaces. All of this provides opportunity for students to form communities and connect with the world around them in profound ways,” Robin said.