- Awards presented by H.E. Sheikh Nahayan bin Mabarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development
- Awards created by GEMS Education in honour of HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak for her contributions to the empowerment of women in the UAE
H.E. Sheikh Nahayan bin Mabarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development presented the H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Awards for Excellence to 38 girls from GEMS Education schools across the UAE, on 1 May at GEMS Nations Academy.
The awards were launched by GEMS Education in 2005, under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mabarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, to honour the Mother of the Nation, Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, wife of late President His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, for her contributions to the empowerment of women in the UAE and her support for excellence in all areas.
Nominated by their schools for their outstanding academic success, commitment to social responsibility and Global Citizenship, the winners were each presented with a scholarship covering a year’s tuition fee at their respective GEMS school and were recognized in today’s ceremony.
Sir Christopher Stone, Chief Education Officer, GEMS Education, said: “I would like to congratulate these young ladies not only for their outstanding academic achievements but also for their significant contributions to their school and the wider community. The awards celebrate the talent that our students possess. They maintain their social commitment as well as achieve academic and extra-curricular excellence. Each one of these girls recognized today are role models and are the leaders of tomorrow.”