During her visit to the Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children
Hala Badri stresses vital role of the centre in achieving Authority’s strategic priorities
• In accordance with Law No. (8) of 2020 issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
• Presentation of the Authority’s updated strategy roadmap and the course of action that is being taken for fully implementing the resolution of moving the Center to Dubai Culture and Arts Authority.
• Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children will support an overall ecosystem that encourages the growth of emerging talent and contributes to enabling effective accessibility and engagement of all segments of society.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 August 2020: In accordance with Law No. (8) of 2020 issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children will operate under Dubai Culture and Arts Authority as part of its organisational structure. Hala Badri, Director General of Dubai Culture, visited the centre to meet with its staff members, present the priorities of the Authority’s strategy roadmap, and highlight organisational matters underway and future priorities that required a consolidated joint effort.
During the meeting, Hala Badri praised the role the centre plays in discovering and developing children’s talents as well as the full realization of the role that Children Culture plays in the achievement sustainable development in Dubai. She noted that the transfer decision would enrich this role under the umbrella of the Authority’s strategic vision. She commented: “Dubai Culture works according to a clear vision that aims to strengthen Dubai’s position as a global centre for culture, an incubator for creativity, and a thriving hub for talent. To achieve this vision, we at Dubai Culture developed an integrated strategic roadmap with Talent & Education at its heart as a main pillar. Our aim is to inspire the new generation to communicate creatively supporting it with and ecosystem that encourages the growth of emerging talent. Part of Dubai Culture’s strategic objectives is to enable the effective participation of all society segments in the cultural space by making culture available everywhere and for everyone. We believe that Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children will play a fundamental active role in achieving these strategic priorities.”
Badri pointed out that Dubai Culture established long-term Key Performance Indicators necessary to create the appropriate ecosystem to help emerging talent thrive, based, in essence, on encouraging their exposure to cultural and creative programmes and experiences within and outside the educational system. This comes following a comprehensive sectoral study by Dubai Culture. She stressed that the centre would play a vital role in integrating culture within the educational curriculum at an early stage of a student’s life in line with its aspirations towards building an educated generation characterised by innovation and distinction, whose spirit is inspired by the Emirati cultural heritage and emphasises basic national and social values for new generations.
Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children offers a safe, joyous, and creative environment that welcomes children from the ages of 4 to 16 of varying nationalities in an environment inspired by the UAE’s culture. The centre offers programmes, initiatives, and activities that develop analytical and logical thinking skills, leadership and management skills, a love of education, responsibility, and the mental, physical, and psychological capabilities of children.
The director general of Dubai Culture also stated that Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children constitutes an important supporter of the Authority’s s efforts towards helping achieve Dubai Plan 2021 for a city of happy, creative and empowered individuals who are educated, cultured, productive and innovative in a wide range of fields as well as proud of their culture, forming the basis of the overall development of the emirate.
During the visit, Hala Badri touched upon the organisational measures that will be taken over the coming period to complete the integration of the centre into the Authority’s organisational structure. She welcomed the centre’s initiation into the Dubai Culture family and ensured the continuation of performance excellence and the enhancement of a world-class work environment that creates added value for customers, partners, employees and all stakeholders, while also realising the common vision of Dubai.