About Sharjah Child Friendly Office

The Sharjah Child Friendly Office (SCFO), a subsidiary of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA) in Sharjah, was established under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and his wife, Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of SCFA, to work in collaboration with relevant bodies to design and implement targeted strategies and programs to safeguard the rights of children and youth, and enhance their wellbeing.

 

 

SCFO runs several projects to strengthen Sharjah’s status as a child, youth, and family-friendly city. It seeks to protect and promote children’s rights in Sharjah and across the UAE by raising the community’s awareness of these rights, and encouraging their implementation in public and private institutions as well as in families, to enhance children’s care and development, empower parents and ultimately create a stronger family friendly environment.




Our Vision

Sharjah as a leading global model for the
child-friendly cities.

Our Mission

Promoting and sustaining Sharjah as the first Child Friendly City in the region.

  • Children & Youth
  • Families
  • Community
  • Institutions

Our Values

  • SCFO
    Excellence
  • SCFO
    Transparency
  • SCFO
    Community Partnership
  • SCFO
    Innovation
  • SCFO
    Containment & Inclusivity

our goals

Main Goals

Promotion of Sharjah as the first Child Friendly City

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Releasing Child Friendly standards and best practices

 

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International visibility

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Methodological goals

Quality management with ISO certification to maintain standards of the office.

Ensure continuous monitoring and coordination on the performance indicators.

Support and sustain projects that target children and youth.

Our
Achievement

2015
2015

December
Sharjah achieved the first Baby-Friendly City title in 2015

2018
2018

May
Sharjah emirate recognized by UNICEF as a Child-Friendly City.

2019
2019

October
Sharjah won UNICEF’s “Child Friendly Cities Initiative’ Inspire award globally.

2019
2019

November
Guiness World Records in the category “Most people in a photo cutout board picture” which themed child rights.

2020
2020

February
Certification on ISO 9001:2015 for Quality Management System and ISO 26000:2010 for Guidance on Social Responsibility.

Our Team

Dr Hessa Al Ghazal

Executive Director of Sharjah Child Friendly Office

Laila Nasser

Head of Community initiatives

Samya Al Mandoos

Head of Marketing & Events Unit

Suaad Al Marzouqi

Head of Sharjah Child Friendly Unit

Diana Binu

Baby Friendly Health Facilities Initiative Coordinator

Ammar Al Raeesi

Public Relations officer

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