Emirati women’s progress in the UAE was celebrated at Dubai Women’s College’s (DWC) 20th anniversary celebrations last week. The college is one of the 16 campuses of the Higher Colleges of Technology.
Shaikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Chancellor of the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), awarded DWC partners and outstanding alumni for their support and achievements. In his speech, he thanked everybody who had contributed to making the last 20 years at DWC a success.
“Since its inception in 1989, Dubai Women’s College emphasised its role as an essential bridge between the present and the future. It enabled its students to understand their opportunities and responsibilities to serve their country while living in a constantly changing global community.”
Safia Saeed Al Raqabani, Director of Development at Zayed University, highlighted the fact that 70 per cent of college graduates in the UAE are female.
Recent DWC graduate Hanan Al Muhairi was at DWC exhibiting the trailer of her movie Arabyana. The film tackles the issue of women horse riders in UAE society. Hanan works for the Dubai Police while pursuing her passion for filmmaking. She was awarded as a DWC alumnus for her work.
“I’m interested in making films, like dramas and documentaries. I’m not interested in [music] video clips,” she said.
By Rania Moussly, Notes Staff Reporter at Gulf News