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14 schools participate in AUS Sharakah Sports Festival
High school students from Sharakah partner schools in Sharjah, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain participated in the Sharakah Sports Festival 2016 held on January 16, 2016 at American University of Sharjah (AUS). The event allowed Sharakah school students from grades 10 to 12 to compete in winning the Sharakah Cups in football, volleyball, basketball and table tennis.
The male students from Sharakah schools competed in a football tournament, while both boys and girls participated in the volleyball and basketball tournaments.
First place in men's football went to International Community School, Abu Dhabi, while first place in women's football went to Al Mawakeb School, Barsha, Dubai. The team from International School of Arts and Sciences, Dubai, secured first place in girls' volleyball, while Al Mawakeb School (Garhoud), Dubai placed first in boys' volleyball. Placing first in boys basketball was Al Mawakeb School (Garhoud), Dubai. Sharjah American International School, Sharjah, secured first place for men's table tennis. The first place in the 100-meter race went to Sharjah American International School, Dubai.
Attending the festival was Ali Shuhaimy, AUS Executive Director of Enrollment Management, who inaugurated the event, and welcomed all participating teams and encouraged them to practice good sportsmanship. Shuhaimy also stressed the importance of Sharakah's extracurricular activities and added that the focus of Sharakah is to include a wide range of events that target students, teachers and parents.
The participating schools were Al Shola School, Sharjah; International Community School, Abu Dhabi; International School of Arts and Sciences, Dubai; Sharjah American International School, Dubai; Sharjah American International School, Sharjah; Mawakeb School, Barsha, Dubai; Mawakeb School, Garhoud, Dubai; Liwa International School, Al Ain; Rawafed National School, Abu Dhabi; Najah School, Abu Dhabi; Al Maarifa School, Sharjah; Madar School, Al Ain; Al Nahda School, Abu Dhabi; and Dubai International School, Dubai.As part of the university's community engagement strategic initiative, AUS introduced the Sharakah program to partner with select schools in the UAE to create a platform for cooperation between the university and the partner schools in various academic and non-academic areas. These include the engagement of teachers and students through training sessions and workshops, as well as cultural, social and sporting activities.