Abdullah bin Zayed recognises Shell?s contributions to the Emirates Foundation


ABU DHABI, 31st May 2015 (WAM) --- H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister and Chairman of the Emirates Foundation, presented Shell with an award in recognition of the company?s contributions towards the success of the Think Science Fair 2015.

"We are proud of this recognition, which supports Shell?s global values on innovation and technology. In Shell we place great value on youth development in the fields of science and technology", said Andrew Vaughan, Shell Abu Dhabi?s Vice President and Chairman at the official award ceremony held in Abu Dhabi.

Shell?s partnership with the Emirates Foundation, which is in line with its social investment vision, began when the foundation was first established in 2005. Over the years, Shell has been an active partner, playing an important role in supporting the foundation?s initiatives to support the UAE towards fulfilling its Vision 2021 towards a knowledge-based economy. Through their strategic alliance, Shell and the Emirates Foundation are working together to share knowledge, expertise, models and networks to improve social impact as well as to help promote venture philanthropy for the youth of the UAE and the Middle East.

Last month, like every year, Shell partnered with the Emirates Foundation on the Think Science Fair with the aim of building awareness for and encouraging youth to pursue science and innovation. Following a speech to the students, Andrew Vaughan said, "It was a great engagement with lots of interaction with the students ? it was good to see so many girls studying science and participating in the fair".

Think Science is a platform for UAE youth to develop their knowledge in the field of Science and Technology and to help them pursue their curiosity/passion in investigating solutions that tackle real world problems. The Shell stand at the exhibition provided an opportunity and a platform to connect with students and educate them about World Class Technology at Shell.

More than 600 young UAE science students - aged between 15 and 24 years- from public and private schools and universities exhibited their scientific inventions and took part in the "Think Science" Competition, which was attended by high level officials, in addition to science academics and professionals from across the country and judged by a panel of industry experts.

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