Dubai Police Academy launches ‘Touching Mother’s Heart’ initiative for the third consecutive year

Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; and following the directives of Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police; the Dubai Police Academy has announced its ‘Touching Mother’s Heart’ initiative in conjunction with the graduation of the 27th batch of students, which will be held on January 15, 2020. The importance of the initiative, which was implemented with the follow-up from Major General Mohammed Ahmed bin Fahd, Assistant Commander-in-Chief of Academic Affairs and Training at Dubai Police; and the supervision of Dr. Ghaith Ghanim Al Suwaidi, Director of the Dubai Police Academy, is that it is the first-of-its-kind in the world that aims to highlight the role of mothers in raising a generation of future leaders and promoting social progress via the adoption of values related to tolerance, peace, openness and coexistence.

‘Touching Mother’s Heart’ initiative brings joy to mothers’ hearts

Dr. Ghaith Ghanim Al Suwaidi, Director, Dubai Police Academy, and the supervisor of the initiative said: “This is a very important initiative, especially as it throws the spotlight on a mother’s contributions and efforts to raise a new generation of individuals who are keen to work and serve the country, to make the UAE one of the leading countries in the world. We created the initiative with the intention of bringing joy to the hearts of all mothers who are nurturing generations as  real assets and pillars of development in the UAE, capable of protecting the homeland and providing security, happiness and goodwill to the community. ‘Touching Mother’s Heart’ initiative aims to recognize and honor the role of mothers and their efforts in enabling graduate students and candidates to obtain a university degree from the academy.”

Mothers of scholars from the Arab world

Al Suwaidi emphasized on the importance of inviting scholars’ mothers from various Arab countries, including KSA, Kuwait and Bahrain. The Academy cooperated with the UAE ambassadors in these countries to send invitation and appreciation letters to the mothers of graduating students, to thank them for their pioneering roles in raising a good generation of men willing to provide safety and security. In line with the initiative, mothers were contacted and were personally visited and invited to attend the graduation ceremony of their children. During the ceremony, students will adorn their mothers with necklaces to return the favor, for their contributions to raising a generation of youth that became the pride of their nations, and to highlight their efforts in following up and supporting their children to achieve excellence and leadership.

Embassies: The strategic partners of Dubai Police Academy

The embassy of the UAE in Kuwait welcomed the representatives of the ‘Touching Mother’s Heart’ initiative, in line with its keenness to deepen and consolidate Kuwaiti-Emirati relations. H.E. Ambassador Saqr Al Raisi, received a delegation representing the ‘Touching Mother’s Heart’ initiative headed by Ms. Awatif Al Suwaidi, Executive Director of the Happiness and Positivity Council of Dubai Police; Meitha Sultan Al-Sabousi, Vice-President of Police Women Council for Community Services; Major General Nasser Bouresli, General Director of Saad Al-Abdullah Academy for Security Sciences, Colonel Ali Jassem Al Waheeb, Director of the Police College, to confirm the strong relationship between Kuwait and the UAE.

In Riyadh, Ahmed Tunaiji, Deputy Head of Mission/Minister Plenipotentiary, received a delegation of Dubai Police as part of the initiative in Riyadh. In the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Deputy Director of Public Security, Major General Abdullah Al Zayed, was visited at his office. The Royal Academy of Police also visited the delegation, where the delegation received Brigadier Fawaz Hassan Al Hassan, Director of the Royal Academy; Colonel Musa Issa Al-Dossari, Deputy Director of the Academy; and Colonel Talal Abdullah Al-Ghanem, Director of Administration of Administrative Affairs at the Academy; in addition to a number of female staff who are part of the General Directorate of Women Police.

Over the last three days, key visits were made to 117 students that were part of the 27th batch–101 students in the Emirates, seven in Bahrain, eight in Saudi Arabia (seven in Riyadh and one in Al-Jouf) and one student in Kuwait.

Active Role of females in this initiative

A team of female members of the police department were divided into two delegations–the first team, which consisted of 12 female employees, was assigned to deliver the invitations outside of the country and the second team, which consisted of 35 female employees, was tasked to deliver invitations inside the country. The visits were made under the directions of H.E. Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander in Chief of Dubai Police and under the supervision of the Director of Dubai Police Academy and the dean, Dr. Ghaith Ghanim Al Suwaidi.

Positive feedback from the graduate parents

The parents received a special package that includes a trophy with a picture of the graduate ward; a specially signed invitation letter under the  patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum; a golden necklace that bears the mother’s entry permit into the ceremony; a specially designed medal for the father; a USB featuring music from the Dubai Police Academy; a specially designed frame to insert a photo of the graduate; and a letter from Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police, commending the parents on raising future patriots who are proud of their homeland.

Al Suwaidi said: “We are delighted to see the positive reaction from the mothers—expressing their happiness on this outstanding initiative undertaken by the academy, in line with its efforts to enhance social relations between the police and members of society and to highlight the mother’s pioneering role in supporting her son to reach the top ranks and positions in their academic and professional life. We thank and appreciate them for all their efforts, as they are role models and foundations in the development of future generations. “

For their part, the mothers thanked all of the organizations connected with the initiative, especially the female component, who played their role and stressed that this step doubled their happiness and joy on the occasion of the graduation of their sons. Al Suwaidi also made phone calls to congratulate the parents, who expressed their great thanks for the efforts of the Academy and their implementation of an initiative that no one had previously implemented.

The graduation ceremony of the Dubai Police Academy will be held on the 15th of January, 2020 at the Coca-Cola Arena located at City Walk, where 117 students with a BA in Law and Police Sciences will graduate, among them 101 from the UAE, eight from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, seven from the Kingdom of Bahrain, and one from the State of Kuwait. In addition, 52 male and female students in graduate programs with master’s and doctorate degrees will also be graduating. The graduation rites, which will be held in cooperation with Memories Events, will also feature for the first time in the world, an artistic lighting show, formations show, and artistic shows in 6D. The event is expected to attract more than 10,000 visitors.

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