Sharjah: Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah (SYL) has hosted an honouring ceremony for its eight members (all under the age of 18) who successfully climbed Africa’s highest mountain after a continuous seven-day trek last month, recording a milestone achievement for themselves and for Sajaya.
The ceremony was held at Sajaya headquarters in the presence of Sheikha Aisha Khalid Al Qasimi, Director of SYL, who highlighted the organisation’s keenness to train its members build new life skills, and enhance qualities of perseverance, determination and teamwork in them.
“I congratulate all our eight young ladies who, through this incredible achievement of summiting Kilimanjaro, have become role models for other young girls and women in Sharjah and the UAE. Their determination and compassion is what guided them on their journey of success”, she said.
“Our strong-willed girls have made us proud. This achievement is a testimony to their strong collaboration and dedication as a team to reaching their targeted goals,” Sheikha Aisha added.
Sajaya’s partners including Fatimal Ali Darian, Sultan Al Obaidali, Lieutenant Salem Al Sunaqidi, Lieutenant Waleed Al Hammadi, 1st Policeman Hazza’ Jafar Al Jalaf, Shamsa Jamal Al Falasi, Adnan Abdulrahman Al Baloushi, Ali Ibrahim Jamal, Khadija Al Torki and Robin Paige, were honoured at the event.
The climb’s sponsors, Fast Building Contracting – Adventure Sponsor; Tilal Properties – Silver Sponsor; Sharjah Sports Council – Bronze Sponsor; Sharjah Broadcasting Authority – Media Sponsor, and Sharjah Police Academy – Logistics Sponsor; also received awards.
Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah is dedicated to developing the talents of girls aged 13 to 18 years in all creative spheres. Established in 2004 under the umbrella of Sharjah Children’s Centres, it became an independent entity in 2012 following an administrative decree from Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA) and Chairperson of the Rubu’ Qarn Foundation for Creating Leaders and Innovators.