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Al Yasat Petroleum’s “Virtual” Emirati Children’s Day Competition Sparks Imagination and Creativity

This year’s Emirati Children’s Day on March 15th was a little different from previous years’, with children spending the day at home as schools moved to a distance e-learning system during COVID-19.


Not wanting children to miss out on celebrating their day, Al Yasat Petroleum, our joint venture with China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), put together a “virtual” Emirati Children’s Day competition for its employees’ children, to let them spark their imagination and showcase their creativity.

The competition was open to children aged two to 18 years who were asked to submit different forms of content based on their age group, related to ADNOC’s core themes of “sustainability” and “culture”.

The competition attracted an overwhelming response from the Al Yasat family.  Eight winning submissions were selected including a drawing of plants to signify the importance of planting and the environment, as well as a drawing of a camel in the desert to capture the UAE’s culture and sights. Winning submissions also included a recording of an inspiring poetry recitation and an educational home video highlighting how littering harms the environment.

The winners received cash vouchers for their submissions and a surprise video call from Tayba Al Hashemi, CEO of Al Yasat Petroleum, who congratulated the young “artists”.

Emirati Children’s Day is a UAE government initiative introduced in 2018 and celebrated annually on March 15th. It marks the date where the law was passed to protect the rights of children and safeguard them from all forms of abuse.

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May 13, 2020