ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, July 10th 2013 [ME NewsWire]: The Al Mafraq Juvenile Care Center at the Abu Dhabi Police organized a training workshop to introduce juveniles at the center to the Kafa'at program. This program aims to develop and train youths to be able to get good jobs in the private sector.
The program includes many projects; mainly, the youth leadership project, which is a program approved by the leadership and management institute. This project is dedicated to Emirati youth in order for them to discover their leadership potential and harness it via leadership theories and experimental learning in line with international standards.
Colonel Dr. Abdullah Mohammed Bu Hindi, Director of the Juvenile Care Center, a number of officials at the center, and team members of the Emirates Foundation for Youth Development attended the workshop.
The workshop covered a number of topics such as learning different leadership methods and theories; solving problems; making active decisions; addressing work challenges; managing projects by setting short and long-term goals and objectives; learning skills of self-management, communications, and time management; empowering confidence; and spreading awareness.
Captain Hamad Said Al Mahrazi, Director of Training and Rehabilitation Branch, said: “The branch plays an active role in correcting and changing juvenile behavior using the best practices, programs and activities that correct wrong concepts and implant national values and identity.”
He added: “The Kafa'at program, provided to youth by the Emirates Foundation for Youth Development, teaches teens to solve problems; make decisions; and learn self-management, communication, and time management skills. All institutions should join efforts to improve the rehabilitation process and work in a system that can achieve the desired goals. We want to see those young people return to society as normal people, who are able to draw a roadmap for themselves while being equipped with their national identity and best behavioral practices.”