Dr. Salah Taher, Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs, and Dr. Hussain M Al Othman, Acting Dean of College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, received a delegation from Sharjah Childhood Protection Network (SCPN) to discuss means of cooperation between the University of Sharjah (UoS) and the network, in terms of training staff and volunteers in the field of childhood and build their professional and cognitive repertoire, and in the field of scientific research and studies on child protection and safety.
The delegation included members of the SCPN Board of Trustees: Prof. Aisha Abdullah bin Ali, Prof. Mohammed Ali Al Ghazal and Prof. Mohammed Mubarak Al Ghafli; Prof. Mawza Mohammed Al Suweidi, Secretary of SCPN Board of Trustees; and Prof. Sheikha Abdulrahman Al Mazloum, SCPN Secretary.
Dr. Salah Taher welcomed the guests and expressed UoS's willingness to cooperate with the network. He also commended the trust of local institutions in the UoS, asserting that the university is an active community partner in all initiatives aiming to raise social awareness on children's rights and protection.
The SCPN delegation gave a brief introduction of the network's vision, message and goals, as it seeks to strengthen the cooperative relations among child protection agencies, develop the professional and cognitive capabilities of employees and volunteers in the field of child protection and improve their performance according to the best practices. The network also strives to enhance the performance of enterprises working in that field, provide scientific libraries with research and studies on childhood protection, raise community awareness on children's rights in general, and child's safety in particular, and contribute in reviewing legislations to ensure children's protection.