21 June 2018
Dr. Salah Taher Al Haj, Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs at the University of Sharjah, welcomed a delegation from the General Department of Sharjah Civil Defense, to explore possible cooperation between the two parties in areas of common interest. The delegation included Major Hani Rashid Al Dahmani, Head of Media and Public Relations, and First Lieutenant Ahmed Matar Al Marashdeh. Attending the meeting from the University of Sharjah's side were Dr. Khaled Gaweesh, Assistant Dean of College of Communication, and Dr, Iman Ibrahim, Assistant Professor at the College of Fine Arts and Design.
At the beginning of the meeting, Dr. Al Haj welcomed the delegation and restated the role of the University of Sharjah in serving the community and its continuous coordination with various governmental and private bodies and institutions in executing several activities for the matter. He also stressed the University's readiness to include all activities related to the General Department of Sharjah Civil Defense in the extracurricular activities for students starting from the next academic year, which include the spreading a culture of civil protection, raising awareness of prevention and safety procedures, and fostering the spirit of volunteering among the students.
For his part, Major Al Dahmani stressed the importance of this meeting for exploring areas of cooperation with the University such as in volunteering, community service, fostering a culture of safety and security among the various community groups, and benefiting from the academic experiences and student's graduation projects in producing awareness films and posters to serve the community and contribute to the awareness plan of the Department of Civil Defense.