Sheikha Fatima calls for raising righteous children

ABU DHABI, 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), has called upon the society to prioritise children and raise them in a righteous way.

H.H. Sheikha Fatima made the remarks during a speech marking the launch of the FDF's first social awareness campaign, in partnership with several departments and institutions in Abu Dhabi under the theme, "Family Cohesion, Tolerant Society & Safe Nation."

She added that the UAE's wise leadership has given priority to the family, with myriad national development projects being focused on ensuring the cohesion of society.

"The late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan founded this nation based on a system of standards, goals and strategies that he inspired from our Islamic religion and from our ancestors, including their principles and values, to ensure the correct and balanced moral raising of our children.

"He also established a national identity that affirms the importance of people, whom he considered to be the foundation of the advancement of nations. Sheikh Zayed, who founded the nation based upon cooperation, love, compassion, kindness, dedication and hard work, created a humanitarian and moral constitution that proved to be a model to be followed, from which all generations should learn, and fathers and mothers must rely on it to raise their children. His approach in this regard is an established school on its own.'' Sheikha Fatima added that, ''This nation is established on noble humanitarian values that Sheikh Zayed believed in, and which have been pursued by the wise leadership. Generations to come should impart this knowledge to those who will come after them, in order to achieve security, stability and self-development for their families, and consolidate our accomplishments. Children today are going through changes that require a deeper awareness of how to deal with, and herein lies the role of their parents, to guarantee cohesion and avoid family fragmentation."

Source: Emirates News Agency