9 November 2020

Children of Tomorrow

Al Tamimi & Company launched its ‘Children of Tomorrow’ project as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility commitment.

The project aims to raise awareness of existing laws governing the welfare and rights of children, targeting private and public schools and any entity that deals with children in the UAE.

Pending the establishment of certain UAE bodies in line with the Executive Regulations of the Law, the Project aims to connect various key members and officials in the UAE (such as the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Education, Community Development Authority, Knowledge and Human Development Authority), bringing them together to address the key issues and best approach to optimise protection against child abuse.

Awareness videos were prepared (in both Arabic and English) for circulation to all UAE schools. The videos provide practical advice and delve into key aspects to consider in relation to child safety, such as:

  • the legal consequences if a child is harmed / commits a crime;
  • what teachers / staff should do if they discover signs of abuse / a state of emergency / medical condition;
  • reporting generally; and
  • how to handle situations where a child accesses inappropriate materials shared on WhatsApp / internet etc.

The videos, created by Al Tamimi, were also hosted by a number of Al Tamimi’s team members.

Furthermore, teachers, schools, and stakeholders were able to come together to ask further questions to those leading the roll-out of the project, including the relevant Ministries.

We are delighted to have received such tremendous support from authorities, Ministries and schools in connection with this initiative, and look forward to developing it further.