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.
The Sharjah Child Friendly Office aims to protect and elevate the rights and wellbeing of children of all ages in Sharjah. It creates relevant strategies and plans and implements them in cooperation with relevant institutions and government authorities.
Sharjah as a leading global model for the
Promoting and sustaining Sharjah as the first Child Friendly City in the region.
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.
Sharjah achieved the first Baby-Friendly City title in 2015
Sharjah emirate recognized by UNICEF as a Child-Friendly City.
Sharjah won UNICEF’s “Child Friendly Cities Initiative’ Inspire award globally.
Guiness World Records in the category “Most people in a photo cutout board picture” which themed child rights.
Certification on ISO 9001:2015 for Quality Management System and ISO 26000:2010 for Guidance on Social Responsibility.
‘Sharjah Principles for Child-Friendly Urban Planning’ unveiled in Expo 2020 Dubai.
Sharjah wins UNICEF Inspire Award for the second time.
SCFO launches innovative child rights-based approach to education at Expo 2020 Dubai
Executive Director of Sharjah Child Friendly Office
Head of Community initiatives
Head of Marketing & Events Unit
Head of Sharjah Child Friendly Unit
Baby Friendly Health Facilities Initiative Coordinator
Public Relations officer
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