Dubai: Emirates Transport Media Dept.
Winners of the 21st Emirates Transport Awards for Traffic Safety and Education were honoured during a ceremony held at Roda Al Bustan Hotel, Dubai.
The award, which is the biggest and richest of its kind in the region, aims to increase awareness of school transport safety among students, parents and the general public across the country.
Attending the award ceremony were various representatives from the Ministry of Education, the Abu Dhabi Education Council, the Ministry of Interior as well as a number of officials from various education zones.
Honoured winners included students of both public and private schools, families of students, and schools.
In his opening remarks, Mohammed Abdullah Al Jarman, general manager of Emirates Transport, praised all participants in the award and congratulated the winners, as he highlighted the important role the award plays in raising awareness of school transport safety.
Al Jarman stated that the increasing popularity of the award is an indicator of its success. He said: “The Emirates Transport Awards for Traffic Safety and Education is a qualitative initiatives that has stood the test of time, now running for more than two decades, and continuously providing a broad and active space for embracing the creativity of the school community in order to fuel their innovative ideas in emphasizing the importance of students safety.”
Al Jarman said the enduring popularity of the award is an indicator of its success, adding that 738 entries were registered in this year’s edition, which had a total prize value of nearly AED500,000.
The majority of the 76 honoured winners came in the categories of Students’ Projects, Schools’ Projects and the Ideal Safety Family category.
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