The Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority (ECA) announced launching the third series of Takween 2022, a program aiming to provide children with educational, recreational and physical activities.
The program falls within ECA’s efforts to promote the development and well-being of all young children, raise public awareness of the importance of early childhood, and encourage community members to contribute to empowering young children.
This will be running throughout the summer vacation, continuing to the end of September.
Organised in collaboration with the Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT) and other partners in the private sector, Takween activities mainly focus on developing and improving children’s skills and physical and mental health.
The workshops aim to encourage children to read, develop their imagination, and improve their language skills.
The activities include publishing and distributing six short stories for kids entitled “Mira’s Stories”, as well as organizing reading sessions and interactive workshops led by the Emirati writer Basma Al Misbahi.
Thamer Rashid Al Qasimi, Executive Director of ECA’s Special Projects and Partnerships Sector, said: “Launching Takween 2022 reflects ECA’s commitment to promoting optimal child development from pregnancy to eight years old. The Authority also seeks to promote a supportive environment for the development and well-being of young children, while offering parents and caregivers opportunities to engage and interact with their communities.”
Additionally, Takween will see organizing sessions within the Voice of Child Panel, a community initiative launched by ECA with the aim of establishing a panel representing some of the emirate’s parents and children. The panel targets capturing the views of parents and children to ensure the voice of every child in Abu Dhabi is heard.
The ECA has urged parents and practitioners to visit the Parents’ Platform to join the program and enrich their knowledge about child-related topics.