Saif bin Zayed Launches Educational Computer Game: UAE RACING

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates-Wednesday 21 December 2016 [ AETOS Wire ]

During a ceremony held at the MoI’s headquarters, Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, launched on Wednesday an educational computer game ‘UAE RACING’. The app is available on the Apple store and Google Play and was created by a team of Emirati developers at the Virtual Technology Centre at the Dubai Police General headquarters (GHQ), in cooperation with a number of educational entities concerned with the youth, and experts and specialists in this field. This new game falls in line with the Aqdar initiative for Smart Games implemented by the Khalifa Student Empowerment Program.

 

His Highness was briefed about the game’s educational and moral goals and contexts by H.E Mohammed bin Sulayem, President of the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE and Vice President of the FIA, and by Colonel Dr. Ibrahim Al Dabal, General Coordinator of the Khalifa Student Empowerment Program.

 

Major General Dr. Nasser Lakhrebani Al Nuaimi, Secretary General of the Office of HH Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and Chairman of the Higher Committee for the Khalifa Student Empowerment Program, said that the program is designed for a large segment of youth and students through electronic games, while boosting their education and awareness about moral values and principles. He explained that the game design guarantees the achievement of the goals and promote patriotism by familiarizing the youth with the country’s history, achievements, potentials and ways to preserve these gains.

 

Judge Dr. Hatem Ali, Regional Representative and Director of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in GCC countries, praised the UAE’s internationally leading efforts when it comes to caring for the youth’s education and social life. He pointed out to the strategic partnership with the Khalifa Student Empowerment Program to achieve national goals and establish developed international societies.

 

He said: “The goal of the game is to develop students’ mental abilities and concentration, through training on the vision-movement balance, way finding, accuracy and speed, achievement motivation, self-affirmation and self-confidence, control and competence, and positive competition. They also enhance the sense of loyalty and belonging.”

 

H.E Mohammed bin Sulayem, President of the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE and Vice President of the FIA, praised the support of HH Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior on  this initiative that highlights His Highness’s keenness to educate the youth through all possible means so as to achieve their ambitions and dreams. “This highlights His Highness understanding of the new generations’ needs in light of the technical and technological developments that have become an important part of our life,” he added. Moreover, he stressed the need to familiarize students with correct practices according to laws and legislations enforced in the UAE. “This would contribute to achieve the country’s objectives, of providing happiness and welfare to people without compromising our values and traditions,” he continued.

 

Brigadier Ghaith Hassan Al Zaabi, Director General of Traffic Coordination Directorate General at the Ministry of Interior, said that launching the UAE RACING computer game complements our efforts over the past few years to prepare the ‘National Charter for Students’ Awareness’, which includes 4 fundamental themes about promoting personal skills, national consciousness, health and safety, and security education. It also achieves many positive advantages such as instilling a distinguished traffic culture amongst the youth through unconventional means and tools. It also enhances knowledge about traffic laws and traffic safety, by acquainting students with the meaning of the different traffic signals, and acquiring a driving license by passing the signals test, a practical test as well as safe driving instructions during fog and rain. All of these contents have been documented in the ‘National Charter for Students’ Awareness’.

 

Brigadier Engineer Hussein Ahmed Al Harithi, Deputy Head of Federal Traffic Council and Chairman of the Saaed Society to Reduce Traffic Accidents, said that such games are instrumental to achieving our goals that aim at reducing accidents by promoting the safe usage of competitive skills, which constitute the pillars of the game in a constructive, fun and interactive environment. He said: “The game teaches participants to abide by safety, driving and competitiveness procedures in specialized designated tracks; enhance national awareness; and get familiarized with the country’s map through educational paintings about the love of the country. It also acquaints students with important numbers and develop their personal skills notably: attention and focus skills, self-development through their preferred activities that make them happy while being entertained and increase interaction and social communication skills; all of which support our objective, to prevent traffic accidents.”

 

Colonel Dr. Ibrahim Al Dabal, General Coordinator of the Khalifa Student Empowerment Program, confirmed that as a part of its goals, the programto encourage such innovative and creative ideas to nurture a conscious generation capable of self-management and dealing with others. He continued: “It also aims to reach out to the various social segments with educational messages, concepts and lessons using all available electronic means, promote national identity, create and develop a number of interactive smart games that are based on the social and historic culture of the UAE, and work with institutions that design educational games to include the key goals advocated by the National Charter implemented by the Khalifa Student Empowerment Program.”

 

Colonel Al Dabal noted that electronic games are a key tool in the program’s implementation. The game is a logically designed activity that requires observance of the playing rules, whereas two or more students interact to achieve specific and clear objectives using an electronic console. The game includes visual and sound effects and a scoring board, by which players may accomplish the mission, advance to the next level and achieve specific educational goals. It is a highly efficient and effective educational tool to train and educate students.    

 

 

… and H.H Witnesses Signing of MoU between Aqdar Program and UNODC

 

Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, supervised on Wednesday the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Khalifa Student Empowerment Program ‘Aqdar’ and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in GCC countries. The MoU  falls within the edorts to activate the ’National Charter for Students’ Awareness’ in a way that aligns with international standards and to enhance cooperation and partnership to serve the country’s priorities, notably protect society from the different challenges faced by the youth.

 

The MoU was signed by Major General Dr. Nasser Lakhrebani Al Nuaimi, Secretary General of the Office of HH Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and Chairman of the Higher Committee for the Khalifa Student Empowerment Program, and by Judge Dr. Hatem Ali, Regional Representative and Director of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in GCC countries.

 

Under the MoU, Aqdar woyld leverage UNODC’s experiences and experts, to further develop the ‘National Charter for Student Awareness’ to be more consistent with international standards and form a joint work team to establish an appropriate methodology in this regard. It also aims to train and qualify UNODC’s coordinators and relevant entities and acquaint them with the goals, purposes and work mechanisms of the Khalifa Student Empowerment Program ‘Aqdar’. According to the MoU, both parties would cooperate to implement mutual initiatives and programs related to student empowerment; participate in events and activities; and provide the program with periodic reports on the goals implementation and improvement plans to serve both parties’ objectives, and other relevant proposals.

 

The MoU signing ceremony was attended by H.E Mohammed bin Sulayem, President of the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE and Vice President of the FIA; Brigadier Ghaith Hassan Al Zaabi, Director General of Traffic Coordination Directorate General at the Ministry of Interior; Brigadier Engineer Hussein Ahmed Al Harthi,Deputy Head of Federal Traffic Council and Chairman of the Saaed Society to Reduce Traffic Accidents; Colonel Dr. Salah Obeid Al Ghoul, Director of Law Respect Culture Bureau at the Ministry of Interior; Colonel Dr. Ibrahim Al Dabal, General Coordinator of the Khalifa Student Empowerment Program Aqdar; a number of officers; and Karim Helal, Operation and Finance Associate at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in GCC countries.

 

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