His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research & Chancellor, Higher Colleges of Technology, inaugurated the Dubai Women’s College (DWC) Village at the Global Village on December 20 in the presence of H.E. Humaid Mohammad Al Qatami, Minister of Education, Saeed Ali Bin Reda, Chief Executive Officer of Global Village, Saeed Al Khattal CEO of Al Khattal Group and 111 Rent a Car.
The DWC Village is a project by Year 3 Corporate Communications students that will take place at Global Village from December 20 – 24 to shed lights on students and graduates achievements and the various academic programs offered at the College.
During his tour at DWC Village, Sheikh Nahayan was impressed with students’ projects from different majors: IT, Business, Education, Health Sciences, and Applied Communications. He attended part of Paramedic students’ workshop on the latest basic first aid techniques and how to deal with common childhood emergencies such as broken bones, burns, choking and nose bleeds.
Sheikh Nahayan then listened to a brief by Education students who participated at DWC Village through running a children’s entertainment section where they apply their teaching techniques on a real world experience.
His Excellency also visited the Social Media section at DWC Village and tweeted about the event: “It’s my pleasure to be here. You always make me proud. You are the future and real wealth of our nation. That’s what our late Founding Father Sheikh Zayed taught us.”
Sponsored by Global Village, Al Khattal Group and 111 Rent a Car, DWC Village will allow visitors to tweet at the pavilion and in return get a chance to enter a raffle draw on a Lamborghini rental.
Saeed AlKhattal, CEO of AlKhattal Group, and the main sponsor of the DWC Village, commended the students’ project as it creates interaction between the College and the Emirati community audience. “Spreading awareness about Emirati higher education is important as students need to choose the right majors so they can help build the country,” he mentioned. AlKhattal also praised the wall of success that was placed in a section at the village which displayed hundreds of articles from various newspapers that were written about DWC students’ accomplishments throughout the years.
“DWC Village project helped me in choosing my career path and in developing my skills as a corporate communications professional,” noted Alia Alsumaiti, Year 3, Corporate Communication student, Media Relations Coordinator for DWC Village project.
“Regardless of the challenges and difficulties we’ve faced at initiating this event, my experience at managing DWC Village this year was one of the most beneficial and precious opportunities in my life,” pointed out Awatif Ghaith, Year 3, Corporate Communications, Event Manager of DWC Village.