TedED is a student-led club at Dubai International Academy. The TED-Ed Clubs program aims for students to discover, nurture, explore and present their big ideas in the form of short, TED-style talks. The educators interact with 50+ students every Thursday for 50 minutes discussing the various explorations and indulging in a debate. This is only available for students who attend the Dubai International Academy.
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The Dubai International Academy’s EcoClub is a student club based at the school which focuses on environmental education, conversation, and sustainability. The EcoClub benefits students as it provides them with a platform to grow and develop their skills in sustainability and the environment. This is only available for students who attend the Dubai International Academy.
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The International Photography & Film Competitions held by Xposure offer a variety of categories for entrants to choose from Nature & Landscape through to Short Film & Moving Image. The competition looks to accommodate applicants of all ages and backgrounds to compete in this competition. Various financial prizes are awarded to top place getters along with additional benefits. Of feature, a youth ‘Junior Category’ for under 18, UAE Residents are directly categorised to advantage those under 18. For more information, please click here .
The Future Generation Competition at Middle East Electricity is in its sixth edition of hosting the Future Generation Competition. A benefit of this competition is successful students will have the opportunity to showcase their work in front of 20,000 international visitors and over 1,500 exhibitors. The competition for 2019 has presently closed but will be back for 2020. For more information, please click here .
The National Competition (TNC) is a premier event held in UAW which celebrates young Emirati talents across technical and vocational skills. TNC aims to inspire the youth to become involved in new trades and embrace various technological career pathways. TNC provides a unique opportunity for the youth to work with representatives from different categories. Additionally, allowing the peers to challenge each other to come out on top and be recognised for their success. For more information, please click here .
UAE Red Crescent is a volunteer base that aims to support and assist the community as a social, cultural and economic level. Established in 1983 and gaining recognition of the Red Cross in 1968, the Red Crescent continues to strengthen roles in the field of humanitarian work domestically and internationally to provide an example. Red Crescent allows for people to volunteer and donate through their platform. For more information, please click here .
The Chevron Readers’ Cup competition is a reading competition for schools, held annually by the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. Teams of four students study books written by authors attending the 2019 Festival to compete in the Cup. They then take this knowledge to use as a tool in the competition. Students are able to compete in separate categories determined by age. For more information, please click here .
The TAALEM Award is awarded to school and university students through entering a poetry-writing competition which is held annually by the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. Students may enter but writing a poem that does not exceed 32 lines. The poem can be written in either Arabic or English. The competition is segregated into four separate categories which are determined by age groups. For more information, please click here .
The Emirates NBD Poetry For All is held each year by the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature to bring together the job of poetry performance and recital. The competition aims to bring to light the creative juices of students and showcase these across a series of competitions. The competition operates in three rounds, an internal school competition, followed by an inter-school event and ending with the finals. For more information, please click here .
The Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition is held each year by the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature for school and university students. Students are encouraged to write a story using their imagination and full creativity whilst keeping with the inspiration which varies each year. The competition hosts 4 categories as follows: Ages 11 and under (maximum of 500 words) Ages 12-14 (maximum of 1000 words) Ages 15-17 (maximum of 1500 words) Age 18-25 (full-time students in schools, colleges, and universities, maximum of 1500 words) For more information, please click here .
The Children’s Film Festival (CIFF) is a competition that looks to nurture a variety of talents and skills in children. CIFF encourages writing, sketching, painting, acting, videography and so on. CIFF provides the opportunity for all school children to develop their skills and showcase their talents. For more information, please click here .
The MBC Student Initiative has been developed for students looking to work in the media sector upon graduation. The initiative provides the opportunity to showcase creativity and gain valuable know work expose and knowledge in an industry leading company. For more information, please click here .
The Student Print Competition is looking for brilliant, unique and creative talent across MENA. Organised by Dubai Lynx, this competition asks students to submit strong campaigns in response to a brief set by Al Mayya K9. This competition will be open in August 2019. For more information, please click here .
The Integrated Competition is looking for brilliant, unique and creative talent across MENA. In the lead up to this festival, students create and submit their campaigns across three different forms of social media in response to a brief set by either an NGO or a Charity. The next round of competitions will be open in August 2019. For more information, please click here .
Dubai Cares is a volunteer platform that is working towards Sustainable Development Goal 4 of the United Nations. Goal 4 is to ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning by 2030. Dubai Cares looks to do this by supporting programs in childhood education by providing access to quality education across various areas. Dubai Cares is always on the lookout for volunteers or people who are able to support them towards goal 4. For more information, please click here .
The Community Development Authority (CDA) is a volunteer-based organisation that looks to drive sustainable development across Dubai and the UAE. The CDA focuses on investing their energies and resources on developing strong and effective partnerships with private and non-profit sectors with the intent of improving the social sector. CDA looks to match the aspirations of the Government of Dubai to achieve sustainable development. For more information, please click here .
We Are All Police is an initiative landed by Abu Dhabi’s police with the aim of strengthening the community and increasing its communication and engagement within the community. Secondly, We Are All Police intends to provide further security and safety in the Emirate neighbourhood and encourage people to provide a positive presence in their community. We Are All Police offers a variety of training courses much like first aid, sense of security, dealing with community disasters and so on. For more information, please click here .
The SANID program works to professionally train and prepare the youth of UAE to be able to respond and manage a situation in a crisis in order to support the country in disasters and emergencies. SANID collaborates and draws from successfully proven international models such as the Swedish Civil Defence League and the US Citizen Corps. There are various featured training opportunities available such as ‘Prepared Citizen’ and ‘Basic Disaster’. To date, these programs have influenced the lives of over 23,000 people with a total of 37,000 registered volunteers. For more information, please click here .
Takatof is a volunteer organisation that aims to change the lives of people every year through various opportunities. Takatof was established in 2007 by The Emirates Foundation in order to raise awareness of those in need in the community. Takatof looks to empower and encourage young people to participate in volunteer work to grow themselves but importantly, others in the process. There are a variety of projects focusing on the environment, education, health, and sports to name a few available through Takatof. For more information, please click here .
Volunteers is a platform designed to bring together different volunteering opportunities for people in one place. Volunteers believe in a strong volunteer platform that is able to support the nation at times of need and maintain a solid foundation in society that encourages kindness and sharing. There are many diverse volunteer opportunities on volunteers.ae. Please feel free to take a look around their website to answer any questions you may develop. For more information, please click here .