A group of enterprising Computer Information Science (CIS) students from the HCT-Dubai Women’s College (DWC) are doing their part for road safety by designing a road safety awareness programme entitled “Savor Life”.
The CIS Year-1 and Diploma students created a series of posters and videos for their road safety project, which was part of the students’ laboratory activities and assessments. Some videos excelled in showing emotions of accident victims whereas others were very professionally shot to show car collisions.
CIS multimedia faculty at DWC, Jyothi Ganglani and Senan Gibson, liaised with Lt. Colonel Hmoud Saeed Al Ameri, Director of Campaign and Traffic Awareness at Dubai Police, in order to initiate this project.
Senior officials from Dubai Police were impressed with the technical skills and creativity of the students. Lt. Yousef Darwish Hassan, Sec. Head of Marketing & Partnerships – General Department of Traffic at Dubai Police, said that the quality of the videos could be compared by the ones made by professional agencies.
As a result of the students’ work the Dubai Police’s Department of Traffic offered opportunities to two of the Year-1 students – Aisha Khalid Al Amri and Shamma Khalil AlDaisi – to develop professional videos for their marketing campaign.
DWC CIS Division Acting Chair, Dr. Vish Akre acknowledged the efforts of CIS Multimedia faculty Jyothi Ganglani and Senan Gibson for imparting professional multimedia skills training to the students, and for leveraging students’ skills and creativity to real life projects. Such endeavours help to develop an attitude,and enrichment, of students’ creativity, he said.