EGA inspires tomorrow’s leaders

EGA supported six MMUN students as presenters at the WFES Student Forum

United Arab Emirates, 03 March 2016: As part of its recent sponsorship of the World Future Energy Summit (“WFES”) 2016 in Abu Dhabi, Emirates Global Aluminium (“EGA”) provided the opportunity for six high school students engaged in the Middle East Model United Nations (“MMUN”) programme to present at the WFES 2016 Student Forum. Each student gave a one-minute speech at the forum during a session entitled ‘UN Habitat Youth Speech’, to express their thoughts on renewable and sustainable energy.

A vital source of energy in the UAE and around the world, fossil fuels may cease to be readily available during the lifetime of today’s youth. The speeches delivered by the students during the event highlighted this issue and stressed the urgency of developing alternative energy solutions.

“EGA is committed to creating an enduring legacy for the communities where we operate, with supporting education initiatives being a key part of our CSR strategy,” said Abdulla Kalban (MD & CEO: EGA). “The WFES Student Forum helps to nurture the presentation and negotiation skills of talented students and provides them with an inspiring educational experience that shapes their journey to being future leaders.”

Kalban added, “On behalf of EGA I congratulate all of the students who we supported at the forum. Each student demonstrated a strong understanding of the key issues and shared some highly innovative and thought-provoking ideas.”

The six students – Shamsa Saeed Al Muhairi, Shaikha Khalid Al Agroovi, Hamda Naser Khanji, Hessa Naser Khanji and Maitha Abdullah Mohammed – represented two Dubai-based schools (Al Ebdaa Model School and Greenwood International School). The MMUN programme comprises a series of events where students step into the role of ambassadors from UN member states to debate current issues on the UN’s agenda.