Sharjah 24: Since the beginning of the global crisis of the emerging corona virus “Covid 19”, Sharjah Ladies Club Branches (SLCBs) have shown their full readiness to overcome the current phase, and their complete flexibility in the continuity of work and the fulfillment of its community mission and achievements.

The club has been keen to achieve optimum harmonisation with the flexible approach followed in Sharjah since the beginning of the crisis, and to coordinate the gradual return with the full commitment to the highest health and safety requirements and to follow the circulars issued by the Sharjah Human Resources Department, and to apply all the standards set out in the guide issued by the Department with regard to the preventive measures and employee safety in the departments, authorities of the Sharjah government. With a view to ensure returning to the normal routine after Covid-19 according to a well-thought-out plan that supports the club’s view of a healthy and safe environment for its visitors and employees.

In this regard, Khawla Al Serkal, Director General of Sharjah Ladies Club, explained that the Club has been keen on the continuity and efficiency of performance with its full readiness to work remotely within a virtual environment based on the best international technologies that enabled it to maintain the pace of business with its previous quality, and to develop flexible and gradual scenarios for easy and smooth return to normalcy.

“Safety of everyone has been the first consideration upon which the action plans were based, as all precautionary controls and safety and public health requirements were taken. In addition, a Covid-19 tests have been also conducted for all Club employees to ensure their safety, as part of the tests that the Sharjah government required to its employees in coordination with the Sharjah Department of Human Resources.”

It indicated that the exceptional ability the Club had in containing the consequences of this stage; came as a result of a real pre-preparation; this enabled the Club to make a qualitative leap in its services and outputs as an effective social institution.

She stated that the Club’s full willingness for the upcoming stage, and the inclusion of all today’s realities and its changes within its next strategy. Pointing out that this crisis has achieved a new global shift in goals, plans, work environments and their reality. In turn, the Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC (monitored the needs and possibilities of the new year, and completed its preparations for all expected conditions.

With regard to the most prominent events during the last period, she explained that the Club has adopted digital and technological transformation in all its procedures and services, and methods of communicating with its customers.

Where all communication operations have been transferred to social networks, internal procedures have been carried out through digital scanning systems, and financial operations have been carried out through cash payment cards, electronic links and digital bills as well. Electronic forms have been approved for member reservations.

“The Club has focused on virtual training for all its employees in order to make the most of the remote work period; by enhancing their capabilities and skills and ensuring continuous learning and development.” She added.

The Club has carried out many awareness and educational seminars remotely; in many areas such as fitness classes and personal training, virtual lessons for many of the Club’s activities such as ballet, arts, summer camps, and children’s and talent programs. It has also provided several free consultations and advice in health and beauty to its customers over the Internet, and provided the service of purchasing and delivering products of the Club’s facilities.

In this regard, Mrs. Amna Al Shanasi, Manager of Sharjah Ladies Club Branches (SLCB), explained: The work in the SLCBs continued during the last months with an utmost keenness to apply all preventive measures and precautions established by the competent authorities in the country across all branches’ facilities, activities and programs.

The SLCB’s ten branches focused during this past exceptional period on pursuing their strategic goals and devoting its potential to enhancing women’s capabilities in dealing with emerging societal phenomena, she added. Emphasising the Sharjah Ladies Club’s efforts in the success of the Emirate and the Country’s efforts in facing emergencies and crises.

The SLCBs created many initiatives in terms of virtual programs. It also implemented its actual programs and activated many of its entertainment, sports, social and cultural facilities and services according to a gradually studied plan with the life getting back to normal, with a full compliance with the official instructions, sterilisation and prevention systems in place, and the application of all precautionary measures to ensure the safety of everyone.

Halima Al Owais, Manager of the Al Hamriya Ladies Club, on her part, indicated that the SLCBs were keen to keep pace with the recent trend towards a virtual transformation in the implementation of its various programs and periodic activities. As all branches made their programs available remotely through various applications. On the top of which were the summer camps for children, workshops and activities of the Ibdaa Talent Center, such as art, decoration, collage, glass painting, and traditional cup making courses. In addition to language courses, sign language, fitness classes and educational programs for children.

She also emphasised that the virtual transformation of the SLCBs’ programs came in order to ensure the continuity of work and the provision of services, and to adapt the conditions of the current period in a way that serves the achievement of the goals and preserves the quality of the outputs without being affected by the consequences of the global crisis of corona virus, Covid-19.

Moza Al-Washahi, Manager of the Kalba Ladies Club, spoke about the next stage of the gradual return, which coincided with welcoming back the members at the headquarters of the branches, and the activation of its facilities, activities and services along with a full commitment to all the preventive measures taken, sterilisation procedures, and safety precautions.

Where all aerobic services, Zumba and sports equipment were activated in the fitness centers across the branches in addition to the swimming pool activities such as training classes, free swimming, and Aqua Aerobics. In addition to the opening of Joori Beauty Center, and Marasi restaurants at the branches’ headquarters also resumed, providing meals and receiving internal and external requests with a full commitment to all the preventive measures taken.

She added that the club’s branches have given health and public safety the highest priority; they were keen to take the most accurate preventive measures, and to raise its employees’ awareness; This enabled it to gradually and safely resume the operation of the facilities thereof.

She also explained that all the SLCBs started implementing a number of their programs at their headquarters, most notably: programs for teaching Arabic and English languages, programs for teaching computer basics, courses of art and fashion design, and various innovative and artistic workshops. All of which were implemented with a full commitment to social distancing and public safety measures.

In turn, Amna Al Shanasi, Sharjah Ladies Club Branches Department (SLCB), reiterated that sterilisation at the headquarters of the branches is carried out periodically and repeatedly for all facilities, tools, devices and equipment. The commitment of all branch-visitors to apply the announced precautionary measures is also being followed up with a view to ensure the health and safety of individuals and society.

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Sharjah24: Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC) and its ten branches prepared to offer physical and virtual winter camps during this upcoming winter holiday season, starting from 13 December until 1 January 2021. The event targets children and adolescents from 3 years to 16 years old.

The camp’s programs are held in two forms; physical, where the participants attend in facilities of the main club and its ten branches, strictly adhering to precautionary measures for various activities. The other form is virtual, where it is held remotely via Teams and Webex apps.

The camp offer many activities in various fields, starting from fitness activities such as zumba, aerobics, hip-hop, boxing, ballet and Olympic Games, in addition to aquatic competitions and adventures, “Tele-Match”, Arctic adventures and Eskimo art, as well as outdoor activities, such as bouncy castles, fun painting, and game palace. The camp includes also many varied workshops, such as painting and coloring activities, pottery making, arts and crafts, and creative coloring, as well as teaching fine motor skills, Origami art, Decoupage, doll making, hat-making, decorative arts, in addition to workshops for making bookmarks, decorative clips with names, and small merchant. The camp also organise many fun cooking workshops, such as making bread, sushi for children, and decorated sweets sticks.

Because of current situation of Covid-19 virus and the purpose to preserve safety of children, as well as the limited space for number of participants in the realistic form of the camp; SLC and its ten branches focused on providing the virtual form with many activities and workshops that bring fun and benefit to participating children and adolescents from their homes in safety and security. At the virtual camp, the participants received a sterilized box containing all equipment of the planned workshops from some branches through delivering them to their homes, in accordance with safety and prevention measures, in order to allow them to fully benefit from the workshops through integrated practical application.

SLC explains all activities of the camp, as well as age group divisions for each activity and facility on social media platforms, where all programs and age groups can be found on the following accounts: shjladiesclub, Slcbranches and SLC’s website www.slc.ae.

SLC provide opportunities for registration and online payment, to facilitate process of registration with the camp, by sending a private message on Instagram accounts, or an email to collage@slc.ae, or by calling SLC’s telephone numbers announced via Instagram. Then, online payment link was sent to the participants.

Khawla Al Serkal, Director General of the Sharjah Ladies Club, stated that SLC and its ten branches intend to continue activities and events and play its social role in light of the global crisis of novel Coronavirus, affirming that Winter Camp puts safety, happiness and pleasure of the participants in the first place.

She added that the Camp is being organized by SLC to provide distinctive activities for children and adolescents that fit conditions of the current stage of COVID-19 pandemic, stimulate research and initiative for them, upgrade their capabilities and talents, and keep up with the developments. The camp’s activities contribute to discovering new talents and directing creative paths of children according to their different ages. They also allow them to establish friendships outside school and family, enhance their social intelligence, and develop their intellectual skills and their ability to assume responsibility.

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Sharjah24: The Kalba Ladies Club and Dibba Al Hisn Ladies Club have uploaded recipes of dishes, both local and international, prepared during Ramadan on their YouTube channels and Instagram accounts (@slcbranches).

The videos offer creative, simple and easy-to-make recipes for Ramadan, which are on the menu of Marasi, the main restaurant of the 10 branches of Sharjah Ladies Club.

The recipes were selected from various cuisines including Indian, Asian, Arabic and Turkish, among others.

Chef Ghada Daoud, Kalba Ladies Club said: “During the holy month of Ramadan, housewives always look for delicious, healthy and easy recipes. Through our YouTube channel and social media accounts, we decided to offer a variety of one-minute recipes that meet the needs of housewives and saves their time.”

Chef Elham Mustapha , Dibba Al Hisn Ladies Club : “The Ramadan menu is unique and must contain a variety of salads and soups, in addition to the main course. Through our recipes, we try to make it easier for our followers to prepare food during Ramadan. We have provided a selection of traditional foods prepared in the Arabian Gulf countries, especially from the UAE, to meet different tastes and also introduce to them the most famous dishes we offer at Marasi restaurant, which can also be home delivered.”

Marasi offers a wide variety of traditional and modern dishes prepared by highly experienced chefs. The restaurant is the perfect venue for meeting friends, hosting business meetings, or celebrating special events.

The Marassi Restaurant at the Sharjah Ladies Club branches offers home delivery and buffet services for all types of corporate and social events. All orders are delivered in special vehicles to ensure that the meals conform to the highest food, health and safety standards.

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Sharjah24: In celebration of the UAE Year of Tolerance, the Al Thameed Ladies Club – a Sharjah Ladies Club Branch (SLCB), organised a Tolerance Festival at the Heritage Village to shed light on the important message of peaceful coexistence, the UAE’s leadership has dedicated the year 2019 to.

The event brought together the community members and all state entities in Al Thameed, Mleiha and Al Madam, to impress upon the core value of tolerance in the success of social and corporate relations.

The festival featured inspirational quotes by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who laid the foundations of the nation on tolerance and coexistence. Artistic shows at the Heritage Village Theatre, in addition to discussion panels to stress upon the importance of tolerance and empathy, and their role as tools of development, were also part of the celebrations.

Shows by Fakhr Al Emarat and Al Harbiya horsemen bands, in addition to ‘Al Zahba Al Emaratiya’ show and a theatrical performance titled ‘Tolerance’, poetry readings, equestrian shows and classical cars exhibition featured among the community engagement activities.

Aisha Al Ketbi, Manager of Al Thameed Ladies Club, said: “The UAE is a global example of tolerance and humanitarianism, reflected in the nation’s vibrant sociocultural fabric made up of over 200 different nationals living and working together. Our leadership has taught us to treat people with utmost dignity, respect and compassion, and the national celebration of the ‘Year of Tolerance’ has given us a wonderful opportunity to launch our first festival based on this noble theme. It has been great to see both public officials and community members to come forward and participate with such enthusiasm.”

“Our founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed, instilled a culture of love and affection, hard work and dedication in the UAE’s citizens and expats alike. He promoted a set of ethics and values, which became the cornerstone of an inclusive system of communal action in our country, serving as one of the core reason’s for the UAE’s success not just economically, but has also positioned it as a thriving multicultural hub both regionally and globally,” she added.

The festival was held in collaboration with the Al Madam Municipality, Mleiha Municipality and students’ Parents Council. It saw participation of all government entities in Al Madam, Al Thameed and Mleiha, in addition to the locale’s families, travelling restaurants and food trucks, which offered an array of hospitality services to the festival visitors.

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SHARJAH: In a bid to promote a sustainable culture of innovation and creativity in the workplace, the Sharjah Ladies Club Branches (SLCB) lauded the achievements of its outstanding employees and departments as well as honoured distinguished employees during their annualeventheldatRixosBabalBahr, in Ras Al Khaimah. Employees were awarded based on 16 categories that includedDistinguishedEmployee’Best talent’, and ‘Best innovative activity, OutstandingsupportemployeeVBest performing department’, ‘Highest sales outlet’ ,`Best Manager’, ‘Best branch’, ‘Best Innovative Idea’, ‘Best Innovative Activity’, ‘Best Costume’, “Bestinteractivebranch’,Sestcompliant employee’ , Best nurse’ ,` Rising star;’ Service excellence’ and ‘Appreciation and praise’ award. 127 employees were honoured for completing 10 years of service at SLCB and the ceremony was attended by Amna Al Shanasi, Manager of SLCB, as well as managers and employees of the 10 branches. Sponsors and partners of SLCB also attended the festivities. Image(s) text: Employees of Sharjah Ladies Club Branches during their annual event held at Rixos Bab al Bahr in Ras Al Khaimah.

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SHARJAH: As part of its efforts to improve the ability of its staff to deal with emergency situations and accidents, Sharjah Ladies Club Branches organised in cooperation with Al Zahra Hospital a training session in all branches to educate them on healthcare and train them to be qualified for dealing with emergency situations including saving injured individuals or reducing the severity of bodily injuries.

The session was held on July 10 and delivered by Dr Khaled Mbaya, PhD in emergency medicine, Al Zahra Hospital.

The main topics included the basic first aid procedures, primary health care, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and artificial respiratory in emergency situations.

The session included a theoretical lesson and a practical exercise that aim to teach participants how to response to emergency situations and learn more about the mission and responsibilities of first aiders including assessing casualty and determining symptoms in order to provide the necessary support while they are waiting for specialised medics or before going to hospital.

Mariam Abdullah Mohammed, Head of Human Resources and Finance, SLCB said, “At the Sharjah Ladies Club Branches, we put the safety and health of our team and club members at top priority.

“ The First Aid course organised for the staff is part of our social responsibility for educating our employees about primary care practices in emergency situations and train them on how to respond to the incidents that may occur at work place. We aim to raise awareness among all society members in the UAE on the importance of first aid procedures.”

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Sharjah 24: As part of its efforts to improve the ability of its staff to deal with emergency situations and accidents, Sharjah Ladies Club Branches organised in cooperation with Al Zahra Hospital a training session in all branches to educate them on healthcare and train them to be qualified for dealing with emergency situations including saving injured individuals or reducing the severity of bodily injuries.

The session was held on 10 July and delivered by Dr.Khaled Mbaya, PhD in emergency medicine, Al Zahra Hospital. The main topics included the basic first aid procedures, primary health care, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and artificial respiratory in emergency situations.

The session included a theoretical lesson and a practical exercise that aim to teach participants how to response to emergency situation and learn more about the mission and responsibilities of first aiders including assessing casualty and determining symptoms in order to provide the necessary support while they are waiting for specialised medics or before going to hospital.

Ms. Mariam Abdullah Mohammed, Head of Human Resources and Finance, SLCB said: “At the Sharjah Ladies Club Branches, we put the safety and health of our team and club members at top priority. The First Aid course organized for the staff is part of our social responsibility for educating our employees about primary care practices in emergency situations and train them on how to respond to the incidents that may occur at work place. We aim to raise awareness among all society members in the UAE on the importance of first aid procedures. ”

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Sharjah24: All of Sharjah Ladies Club Branches (SLCB) came together recently to honour their outstanding employees at an annual gathering organised at the Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club. The event aimed to ignite a spirit of healthy competition and enhancing opportunities that would enable staff to excel in a stimulating work environment.

The event was attended by Amna Al Shanasi, Manager of SLC Branches, branch directors from the eastern and western regions of Sharjah, and employees of the SLC administration and 10 branches, as well as representatives from SLC’s sponsors and partnering organisations.

Sponsored by Air Arabia, Ahmed Al Moghrabi Perfumes and Shiseido Corporation, the annual gathering recognised contributions of outstanding employees, facilities and departments. They were honoured under several categories, which included ‘Outstanding Management’, ‘Outstanding Manager’, ‘Outstanding Department’, ‘Outstanding Facility’, ‘Outstanding Administrative Employee’, ‘Outstanding Technical Employee’, ‘Creativity in Investment’.

Speaking on the occasion, Amna Al Shanasi, said: “Through this gathering we aim to not only show our appreciation to the outstanding team at all SLC Branches, but provide a platform for interaction and exchange between the different branches to elevate the spirit of fellowship and friendship that we consider so important. Today, all your professionalism and dedicated efforts through the year has been recognised, which is key to strengthening our message of celebrating achievement and excellence. We are proud that the SLC Branches staff never fails to deliver quality services that match international standards to our esteemed members.”

Highlighting how this excellence is the guiding factor in providing members with top-quality service, she added: Our goal is to provide an ideal environment equipped comprehensively with entertainment, recreation and learning for girls and women. We seek to offer a variety of activities and events that help women and girls discover and polish their talents in all creative fields.”

She observed that the SLC Management is always keen on recruiting talented, proactive and qualified personnel, and absorb them into an inspiring and enabling environment that helps them excel by reaching their fullest potential in the form of professional and personal growth.

Sharjah Ladies Club is a very unique leisure destination for women in the UAE. Furnished with an array of world-class facilities, SLC offers numerous high-end services, making it one of the best-of-its-kind facilities in the Middle East.

Inspired by the progressive vision of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA), SLC set up 10 branches in the Eastern and Western regions of Sharjah in order to be able to reach out to women and girls in every part of Sharjah with their facilities and amenities. They are located in Khorfakkan, Kalba, Dibba Al Hisn, Wadi Al Helo, Al Thamid, Mleiha, Al Bataeh, Al Hamriya, Al Thamid and Al Madam.

These branches offer a wide array of leisure, sports, social and cultural services that align with SLC’s clear vision of providing a safe and enriching environment for women and children. SLC serves as an elite haven where members meet one another and engage in a variety of activities, which allow them to develop their hobbies and brush up their skills in a manner that fulfills their aspirations.

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SHARJAH: Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, President of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs and Chairwoman of Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC), recently visited Al Hamriya branch of SLC.

The visit is part of Sheikha Jawaher’s desire to support women’s institutions operating in the different regions of the Emirate of Sharjah.

During her visit, Sheikha Jawaher Al Qasimi toured the club’s facilities, and inspected the fitness centre, Jouri Beauty Salon and Creative Hobby Centre, all of which have received recent upgrades.

She also met with Amna Al Shanasi, Manager of SLC branches, as well as a number of managers from Al Hamriya’s Club departments.

The representatives discussed with her the advantages added by the upgrade, which was achieved in the framework of the club’s commitment to providing integrated entertainment experiences for women.

Sheikha Jawaher was briefed on the array of programmes and services provided by each SLC branch, of which there are 10 in Sharjah, as well as their future plans to achieve further expansion.

Halima Al Oweis, Manager of SLC Al Hamriya branch, welcomed Sheikha Jawaher and praised her great support to women and children in the emirate, and her numerous initiatives aimed at empowering women and inspiring them to enhance their capabilities in all fields.

“In line with the directives of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher, we are on a continuous mission to enhance the world-class qualities in our facilities.

“With this in mind, we have recently implemented a series of modernisation projects at the Sharjah Ladies Club – Al Hamriya branch, which includes equipment upgrades, a reimagining of space and the new provision of services.

“We have re-organised staffing arrangements so that SLC team members can deliver services in a safe and distinctive place for women to practice a variety of sports, social and cultural activities,” said Al Shanasi.

Al Hamriya SLC’s development programme has resulted in its training halls being equipped with the latest technology to facilitate courses in information technology, calligraphy, plastic arts, photography and other subjects.

Its fitness centre now offers an improved spatial environment, more advanced equipment, a new aerobic studio and a complement of trained fitness specialists to offer advice and personal training.

Sharjah 24: Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs and Chairperson of Sharjah Ladies Club – SLC, visited Al Hamriya branch of SLC recently. The visit formed part of Her Highness’s desire to support women’s institutions operating in the different regions of the Emirate of Sharjah.
During the visit, Sheikha Jawaher Al Qasimi toured the club’s facilities, inspecting the Fitness Centre, Jouri Beauty Salon and Creative Hobby Centre, all of which have received recent upgrades. Her Highness met with Amna Al Shanasi, Manager of SLC Branches, as well as a number of managers from Al Hamriya’s Club departments. The representatives discussed with Her Highness the qualitative advantages added by the modernisation, which was achieved in the framework of the club’s commitment to providing integrated entertainment experiences for women.

Her Highness was briefed about the array of programmes and services provided by each SLC branch – of which there are 10 in Sharjah – as well as their future plans to achieve further expansion. Halima Al Oweis, Manager of SLC Al Hamriya Branch welcomed Her Highness and praised the great support that she gives to women and children in the emirate, with the numerous launching of initiatives aimed at empowering women and inspiring them to enhance their capabilities in all fields.

Amna Al Shanasi expressed her gratitude to Her Highness for the support that she provides the SLC branches, highlighting her desire to see women progress in all areas of their lives. She drew attention to Her Highness’s interaction with the women of Al Hamriya region, where Her Highness enquired about their needs and discussed with them opportunities and challenges.

“In line with the directives of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, we are on a continuous mission to enhance the world-class qualities in our facilities. With this in mind, we have recently implemented a series of modernisation projects at Sharjah Ladies Club – Al Hamriya branch, which includes equipment upgrades, a reimagining of space and the new provision of services. We have reorganised staffing arrangements so that SLC team members can deliver the services in a safe and distinctive place for women to practice a variety of sports, social and cultural activities,” said Al Shanasi.

Al Hamriya SLC’s development programme has resulted in its training halls being equipped with the latest technology to facilitate courses in information technology, calligraphy, plastic arts, photography and other subjects. Its fitness centre now offers an improved spatial environment, more advanced equipment, a new aerobic studio and a complement of trained fitness specialists to offer advice and personal training. With respect to its dining facilities, the branch’s Marassi restaurant has introduced quality updates, including diversification of the menu items offered, a balancing of international and local cuisine and new dishes suitable for specific times of the year, such as Ramadan and Eid.

SLC’s Al Hamriyah branch was established in 1996 as one of the first SLC branches, under the vision of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, to provide premium social and recreational facilities for women in Sharjah. The branch was inaugurated in conjunction with the opening of Al Dhaid and Khorfakkan branches in the central and eastern regions. As with all branches, Al Hamriya SLC offers a haven for women and girls to engage in a variety of activities, workshops and programmes that enhance their skills and professional capabilities.