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AUS And Sharjah Social Empowerment Sign Pact For Mutual Cooperation

American University of Sharjah (AUS) and the Sharjah Social Empowerment Foundation (SSEF) have signed an agreement for mutual cooperation on the implementation of integrated programs in the field of social empowerment and higher education.

The agreement was signed at AUS by Dr. Peter Heath, Chancellor of AUS, and Hissa Ahmed, Media Officer of SSEF, on behalf of Muna Bin Haddah Al Suwaidi, Director of SSEF.

The signing ceremony was attended by Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs; Salem Al Qaseer, Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs; Munira Omar, Associate Director, SSEF; and Nawal Yassir, Manager of Social Research, SSEF.

The agreement focuses on the importance for both organizations to work together to support the SSEF programs for orphan students in the academic, environmental, psychological, social, health, economic, and cultural fields, in order to provide security and stability for them.

In a statement on the occasion, Chancellor Heath expressed satisfaction over the role played by the AUS Office of Student Affairs in initiating projects of joint cooperation with social work institutions. He said AUS is keen to extend cooperation and support to the projects of social services institutions, including SSEF.

Dr. Al Shehhi said this agreement came as part of AUS’s belief in the importance of implementing joint projects with SSEF and the Supreme Council of Family Affairs. She pointed to the many projects already implemented with SSEF. She stressed the importance of helping orphan students pursue their higher education and of AUS students of practicing social service work.

Hissa Ahmed gave a statement on behalf of Muna Al Suwaidi, expressing the importance of the agreement. She thanked AUS for its humanitarian initiatives and the noble role AUS plays.

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