The Abu Dhabi Police will soon be frequenting schools to teach non-Arabic speaking students about Arab and Islamic heritage and societal values.
The Department of Community Police of the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters has launched an initiative called Tawassol targeted at children enrolled in private schools across the emirate. The initiative is being carried out in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec).
"As part of the initiative, a highly qualified and specialised team has been commissioned ... to communicate with (students) of ... different age groups ... by organising field trips and holding lectures," said Major Bahyan Hamad Al Ameri, Chief of Community Police Affairs Section.
The initiative will inculcate the spirit of cooperation in students and build healthy social relations between them, he added.
"This approach is also intended to enhance their relationship with their communities by ensuring a proper understanding of social values and heritage, which are derived from authentic Arab and Islamic values and traditions," he said.
Major Al Ameri said the Community Police Affairs Section will organise a series of lectures and educational programmes to provide students with information on the fundamentals of "proper social conduct in the UAE", as well as legal guidelines.
The programmes are designed to educate the students about Emirati traditions, customs and "appropriate behaviour", as well as traffic rules, safety tips, first-aid and the role of the police department in the emirate.
In the first six months of 2015, the section conducted 47 educational and cultural programmes that were attended by over 3,000 residents.
Source: Khaleej Times