SHARJAH, 22nd November, 2017 (WAM) — H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, Chairperson of Sharjah Ladies Club, SLC, and wife of H.H. the Ruler of Sharjah, has called on Emirati women to take advantage of all opportunities and to enhance their capabilities so that they can be equipped with the skills and attributes that will best benefit the nation.

Sheikha Jawaher’s comments came as she witnessed the 35th anniversary celebrations of Sharjah Ladies Club, which took place on Wednesday. The anniversary event sees SLC’s members gather to honour the institution that has grown into one of the most highly regarded clubs dedicated to the health, well-being and advancement of women.

“At SLC we are committed to providing women with every opportunity to further their growth, artistically, intellectually and vocationally. Our efforts are aimed at enabling women to enhance their capacities as important human resources who will underpin the development of society and to be able to do so in an environment that is supportive and creative. We take pride in our endeavours when we see that women’s voices are now listened to, especially in the sporting, social and cultural fields, as well as in humanitarian contributions around the world,” said Sheikha Jawaher.

“This could not have been achieved without the incredible support of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. The directives of His Highness have established a platform for women to further their innovation and to realise their ambitions. His Highness’ support to SLC has enabled its members to experience quality teamwork and to be creative in a private place where they can establish businesses and expand into broader horizons, transforming dreams into tangible realities. We therefore convey our sincerest thanks to His Highness for all that he has done and for all that he continues to do,” she continued.

During the event Sheikha Jawaher Al Qasimi witnessed the honouring of SLC’s former management, who now hold senior positions in various institutions in the Emirate of Sharjah.