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SLP students meet Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, welcomed nearly 120 Emirati female students who completed their leadership training courses at Al-Maktoum College in Dundee, Scotland. Nine Emirati students from American University of Sharjah (AUS) attended the meeting held at Sheikh Hamdan's palace in Dubai recently.
Sheikh Hamadan was briefed by the students on their experiences dealing with various foreign cultures as well as their visits to government departments and other places in Scotland and the UK. Students also expressed their deep gratitude to Sheikh Hamdan for the support they received which helped enrich their culture and academic knowledge."The Office of Student Affairs extends its sincere appreciation to His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum for his continuous support and encouragement to our youth," said Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. "With his support our students take part in Al-Maktoum College Training Programs biannually. This is a unique opportunity for our students to explore their leadership potential in a multicultural setting. With courses, debates, presentations and lectures as part of the program, students are motivated to learn and understand leadership, diversity and tolerance while also getting a chance to visit various significant cultural and historical sites in Scotland," added Dr. Al Shehhi.
"It was an honor to meet His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashed Al Maktoum at his palace in Zabeel," said Amna Fikri, a recent graduate in international studies. "I am pleased to say that every successful program is the result of collective effort and that special meeting gave us a chance to express our gratitude to His Highness. His vision to enhance greater cross-cultural understanding and appreciation between communities has been our aim. We appreciate his endless support to empower the role of Emirati women in leadership at a global level. We were there as ambassadors of our country and we promise to carry on Sheikh Hamdan's vision," she added.
Maha AlShehhi, a junior majoring in electrical engineering, said: "I was honored to have met His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. I was also honored to have given a speech on behalf of my fellow AUS students to thank His Highness for the opportunity to participate in Al-Maktoum College's summer program in Scotland. The meeting with His Highness made me proud to be a graduate of Al-Maktoum College, and it made me proud to be an active student in the AUS Student Leadership Program (SLP)," she said.