Abu Dhabi: The Ministry of Tolerance organized a virtual workshop on Monday for the Arab youth, in cooperation with Twitter Middle East. The event’s primary aim is to explore the best social media practices and enable them to benefit from Twitter’s capacities to promote human values, such as tolerance and coexistence.
The Ministry aims from the session that the young people be ambassadors of tolerance through these sites and express their opinions and ideas about coexistence, human brotherhood, respect for others and acceptance of difference, and other human values that motivate people to cooperate as an alternative to conflict, partnership as an alternative to abhorrent competitiveness, and countering extremism and intolerance.
A part of the course was attended by Afraa Al-Sabri, Director General of the Minister of Tolerance Office, who welcomed everyone and asked them to make every effort to benefit from the offerings of these courses. Courses were also attended by a number of experts at Twitter Middle East.
The ministry recently trained a large group of “Champions of Tolerance” from various nationalities living in the UAE, as well as a group of Arab youth from 12 Arab countries, as part of the “Champions of Tolerance Programme.”
His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, said: “The Ministry’s organization of these types of courses provided distinct opportunities to train a large number of Arab youth on how to take advantage of the capabilities and capabilities of social media platforms, to deliver their message, to the target audience, and the capabilities required.”
He also stressed that the participation of experts from Twitter provided participants with a clear vision of the capacities of social media platforms and how to utilize them to achieve their desired outcomes, to promote the values of tolerance and human fraternity and combat extremism and hatred.
These workshops are the start of a prolonged partnership to promote the values of tolerance, which was embodied by the Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and adopted by the UAE’s leadership and people.
He then highlighted the importance of providing the participants of such workshops with good knowledge of tolerance and human fraternity, which is constantly offered by the ministry while praising the commitment and determination of the workshop’s participants and their desire to improve their information and technology skills.
His Excellency pointed out that the orientation to the youth in the coming stage aims to protect the future generations against extremism, intolerance, and hatred, and to support their authentic human and societal values that call for tolerance, coexistence, respect for the other and acceptance of difference.
The ministry will be organizing more workshops through cooperating with social media sites, which have become key platforms for youth from around the world.