DUBAI, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, has presented the Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Awards for Excellence to 43 exceptional students from GEMS schools across UAE in a ceremony held at the Dubai American Academy in Dubai.

The award is presented annually in honour of the Mother of the Nation H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF), for her contributions to the empowerment of the UAE's women and support for excellence to exceptional girls across the GEMS Network who exhibit outstanding academic success, commitment to social and environmental responsibility and World Citizenship.

Those students, who were nominated by their schools for their outstanding academic success and commitment to social responsibility and global citizenship, received a one-year scholarship covering their school fees within the James Education Network and were honoured at the awards ceremony.

Source: Emirates News Agency