Federal Youth Authority (FYA) collaborated with Majlis Mohamed bin Zayed Ramadan Sequence 2021to run a survey focusing on members of FYA initiatives on the heels of the Majlis’ newest sessiontitled‘Lifelong Studying: Unlocking our future Potential,’ which included His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of International Affairs and Worldwide Cooperation.
The survey explores the extent to which the idea of lifelong studying resonates with Emirati youth. Two-fifths (39%) of respondents stated they like to study new data by means of partaking in conversations with others – corresponding to older members of the family, older members of society, mentors, or friends – which displays the Emirati traditions of communal solidarity and passing knowledge down by means of the generations. Studying by means of dialog was most popular above another technique of studying, together with by means of social media or by means of studying.
In the meantime, almost three-quarters of contributors stated they count on their high quality of labor to enhance by means of lifelong studying, with steady schooling additionally anticipated to have a optimistic affect on their creativity and innovation.
The survey canvassed 200 members of the Federal Youth Authority initiatives, all of whom Emirati nationals, with an estimated statistical margin of error 7%. Youth aged 15 to 35 made up the majority of the pattern, accounting for 83.25% of all contributors, whereas 15.71% had been aged 35 to 50. Solely two FYA members included within the survey had been older than 50.
The accompanying Majlis digital session introduced collectively H.E. Sara Al Amiri, Minister of State for Superior Expertise, Chair of the UAE Area Company, Chair of the UAE Council of Scientists, and Deputy Challenge Supervisor of the Emirates Mars Mission; Prof. John Sexton, President Emeritus of New York College Abu Dhabi; and Saku Tuominen, Founder and CEO of HundrED, a worldwide non-profit schooling organisation devoted to youngsters.
Commenting on the session, Her Excellency Shamma bint Suhail Al Mazrui, Minister of State for Youth Affairs, famous: “The takeaways from this session are a testomony to the UAE management’s dedication to investing in our human capital and harnessing the complete potential of our youth. These commitments are constructed on the ideas set by our Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The UAE’s private and non-private organisations mirror these worthwhile classes and embrace them as a nationwide roadmap guiding this nation.”
“The UAE has created a contemporary mannequin that ensures sustainable funding in human capital by making a supportive, nurturing, and enabling setting for youth. We consider within the worth of analysis and lifelong studying as pillars supporting our imaginative and prescient,” H.E. Al Mazrui added. “The UAE Authorities believes in lifelong studying as a technique to obtain excellence. We recognise that casual studying experiences assist the UAE Centennial 2071 imaginative and prescient, and assist set up an optimum progress setting for generations to return.”
The survey revealed that just about half (44%) of respondents consider lifelong studying will make their life happier they usually wish to have interaction in it transferring ahead. Greater than a 3rd (35.5%) stated they’re at present studying inside their occupation, whereas over two-thirds (68.5%) stated they count on their creativity to get a lift from lifelong studying.
Two-thirds of Emiratiyouth interviewed see improved self-confidence as the largest benefit of lifelong studying, adopted by 63.5% who consider it could create extra skilled alternatives and renewed self-motivation.
Growing a brand new skilled talent is extra attention-grabbing than growing a brand new private talent in response to the youth, with 36% saying they’re most enthusiastic about growing skilled expertise, versus 32% who’re extra enthusiastic about private expertise.
For simply over half(53%) of the surveyed youth, studying in teams is most preferable, whereas almost 1 / 4 (25%) favour studying by studying, and21% would go for social media as the training platform of alternative. Some 22% want to study alone, whereas 25% want to achieve this with one different particular person.
On the conclusion of the survey, virtually the entire younger individuals surveyed agreed that extra can nonetheless be finished to encourage lifelong studying locally, with over half claiming that the COVID-19 pandemic as had an affect on their motivation to proceed on the journey of lifelong studying, and a whopping 95% asserting that COVID-19 has made lifelong studying rather more essential.
The lifelong studying session was the newest session of the Majlis Mohamed bin Zayed Ramadan Sequence, which lined three extra subjects of debate this yr: Human Fraternity and Peaceable Coexistence, International Well being, and Neighborhood Resilience. Every topic was chosen with the goal of stimulating thought and dialogue on essential social facets through the holy month, a standard time for reflection and a give attention to the group.
All 4 episodes of Majlis Mohamed bin Zayed Ramadan Sequence can be found to look at on the MBZ Majlis YouTube Channel.