The Mobile Learning Unit at HCT-Sharjah Men’s campus (SJM) visited Al Oroobah Secondary School in Sharjah, as part of the innovative efforts made by the college students who are always exploring creative ways to promote their college and to help school students in selecting their academic and career path.
Students, faculty and staff from the Health Sciences/VET, Engineering, CIS and Business Divisions participated in the MLU project.
The Health Sciences students conducted a session about the VET programme. Electronics Engineering students also shared their activities and projects with high school students.
CIS students had a number of fun and engaging activities to introduce the concept of programing. Business students organized two sessions – the first one was the Innovation and Entrepreneurship workshop aimed at introducing the students to a series of short activities designed to showcase how a business can become successful in the modern business environment. The second session was a Financial Awareness Workshop organized to help students by providing information and introducing selected tools which develop financial literacy. These tools will help participants develop healthy saving habits useful for both short- term and long-term financial goals.
CIS faculty member, Hanar Atroshi, commented:“We have had one of the most interactive community engagement sessions ever and I am very proud of our students who delivered the sessions with complete confidence.”
CIS student, Hamad Alshamsi, concurred, saying, “The MLU project was an experience like no other – meeting young curious kids and having them compete for prizes is what made it so unique.”
Iman Elmeniawy, a member of the Business faculty, commented as follows:
“To me the mobile learning unit gives me an opportunity to connect with the community that I serve as a faculty member at HCT. Reaching out to high school students fulfills me as a business instructor keen on having a positive impact on the community that I serve.”
One of the Health Science faculty, Claudia Ferreira, observed that “the Mobile Learning Unit was a great example of sharing opportunities from students to students, it also helped in engaging the students in sharing their future”.
SJM will continue to explore innovative ways to reach out to the community and, in particular, to connect with high school students.