On Monday, December 6, 2021, the activities of the annual national campaign “Clean up UAE” began at the level of the Emirate of Sharjah in its twentieth edition. More than 280 students with disabilities from Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS) participated in the campaign, which the Emirates Environmental Working Group organized in the Khatam area of the Municipality of Maliha in cooperation with SCHS. The campaign aims at empowering the community to preserve the environment in a special event that indicates the continuity of the campaign for twenty years. It coincides with the UAE's celebration of its 50th National Day.
About 1297 male and female students with and without disabilities, and a number of governmental and private academic institutions, government agencies, companies, families and individuals participated in the campaign.
SCHS's students, in cooperation with their colleagues from public and private schools in Sharjah, succeeded in collecting waste, which raises their awareness of the importance of maintaining a clean and healthy environment.
The campaign witnessed the performance of the national anthem in sign language by the students of Al-Amal School for the Deaf. The students of SCHS branch in Kallba city conducted an awareness session on the importance of preserving the environment.
Mrs. Khadija Ahmed Bamakhramah, Head of the Environmental Awareness Association in SCHS and general coordinator of the campaign at the level of the Emirate of Sharjah, said, "280 male and female students from all departments and branches of Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services participated in the campaign". She has confirmed that SCHS's participation in the campaign comes from its deep understanding of the principles of social and national responsibility. Participation comes as an enhancement of orientated work to preserve the environment of the Emirates.
For her part, Ms. Habiba Al Marashi, Head of the Emirates Environmental Working Group, confirmed that this year's campaign highlights the Khatam area for its uniqueness and beauty. It also aims to educate community members about the beautiful places in the Emirates.
She explained that the “Clean up UAE” campaign is one of the national campaigns organized annually under the slogan (Together for a Better Environment). It aims to gather community members of all nationalities in one place to raise awareness of the need to preserve the environment.
This year is special for the “Clean up UAE” campaign because it celebrates its 20th edition and the thirty-year anniversary of the establishment of the Emirates Environmental Working Group. This all coincides with our beloved country celebrations of its 50th National Day.
In conclusion, Ms. Khadija Bamakhramah directed her sincerest thanks to the Municipality of Maliha for its fruitful cooperation and to the Emirates Environmental Working Group, which organizes this informative event. Special thanks went to Sharjah Education Authority, Sharjah Education Council and all governmental and private institutions in the Emirate of Sharjah for participating in the success of the campaign and ensuring the preservation of the state’s environment clean and sustainable.