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MBRF launches workshops under Dubai International Programme for Writing

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DUBAI, 10th August, 2022 (WAM) — The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) has launched several writing workshops as part of its Dubai International Programme for Writing, one of its prominent knowledge projects.

Themed “UAE Tomorrow”, “Dubai Future”, “Scientific Translation”, and “Travel Writings”, the workshops are aimed at encouraging and empowering young talents who possess the skill of writing in various fields by enrolling them in specialised training programmes that are supervised by the best Arab and international trainers. These workshops are the latest initiatives under the Dubai International Programme for Writing, which aims to enrich the intellectual and literary movement locally, regionally, and internationally by training young and creative talents in writing.

Jamal bin Huwaireb, CEO of MBRF, said, “The Dubai International Programme for Writing has made notable contributions over the past ten years to the intellectual and literary movement in the region by cultivating young and talented writers based on sound linguistic, literary, and scientific foundations and under the guidance of accomplished Arab and international experiences. The training workshops align with the MBRF’s commitment to offering an optimal environment that fosters intellectual and knowledge excellence, by consolidating the Arabic language’s role. This is being done as per the directives His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to empower the role of the Arabic language as the future language of science and innovation.”

Salem Al Owais, Head of the Dubai International Programme for Writing, said, “The new set of initiatives of the programmes has an extensive scope as it includes writing workshops that help anticipate the future features of Dubai and the UAE and embody travel experiences within creative texts, in addition to training participants in scientific translation and raising awareness of its importance in facilitating knowledge transfer and keeping pace with rapid scientific developments. We are confident that the Dubai International Programme for Writing will contribute to grooming and empowering a new cohort of thought leaders and influencers in various fields of knowledge.”

The first workshop, titled “The UAE Tomorrow: The UAE in 50 Years” started under the supervision of coach Ray Abdelaal. During the workshop, which will last for four months, several young writers are being trained to use the right methods to write children’s stories and create well-rounded scripts.

Themed ‘Dubai the Future’, the second workshop will run for four months, under the supervision of Islam Abushakir, who is training the participants to write a long story foreseeing Dubai’s future after 50 years from the point of view of young creatives. The workshop has two levels, the first one contains periodic virtual and in-person meetings that will be held five times per month, and the second contains daily communication and interaction via specialised electronic communication methods.

The workshops also include “Scientific Translation”, which aims to highlight the role of translation in sharing scientific content globally and providing participants with the tools to enhance their abilities in scientific translation. This workshop is supervised by Dr. Ghanem Al Samurai.

In addition, the “Travel Journals” workshop was launched and is supervised by Dr. Wafaa Al Mezghani, focusing on honing the participants’ skills in portraying travel experiences and turning them into literature. The workshop relies on interaction, brainstorming, sharing ideas, and encourages teamwork.

The trainers supervising the workshops praised the MBRF’s efforts and its leading role in developing the skills and experiences of young generations, thereby preparing a new generation of writers and creators and consolidating the Arabic language’s prevalence in the fields of science and knowledge.

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