His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan presents Sheikha Fatima Award to 43 exceptional female GEMS students

Awards created by GEMS Education in honour of HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak for her contributions to the empowerment of women in the UAE

Dubai:H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerancepresented the H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Awards for Excellence to 43 girls from GEMS Education schools across the UAE at a ceremony held at GEMS Dubai American Academy.  

Launched by GEMS Education in 2005, the awards are held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance, to honour the Mother of the Nation, Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, wife of the late Founding President 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 Education school and were recognised during the ceremony.

Sir Christopher Stone, Chief Education Officer, GEMS Education, said: “I would like to congratulate our winners today, not just for their outstanding academic performance but for demonstrating skills and attributes associated with global citizenship and leadership. Each one of you is an inspiration to this generation and I wish you all continued success in your career.”