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About Us

Sharjah Children


Sharjah Children is an affiliate of the Rubu' Qarn Foundation for Creating Leaders and Innovators.

Since its inception in 1985, Sharjah Children has played a vital role in realizing the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, and his wife, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of Rubu’ Qarn Foundation, to build future generations and motivate them to become well-rounded members of society, through programs and initiatives that develop the cultural, artistic, technical, and sports skills for 6-12-year-olds in order to enhance their learning and cognitive skills and expand their horizons for the future.

When we give our children and youth spaces to enjoy sports, literature, and arts, we divert their energy from activities which waste their time and hinder their development, and we nurture a generation that prioritizes family and community." Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi
Almost 40 years ago, the cultural project initiated by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, the Ruler of Sharjah, was launched. The project's objective is to invest in human potential by establishing centers in various suburbs across the emirate, with the aim of providing children and youth with a safe environment to pursue their interests, develop their talents, and foster connectivity.
Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of the Ruler of Sharjah, added a new chapter to this journey by establishing  Rubu' Qarn for Creating Future Leaders and Innovators. It is the first Arab and regional organization to work closely with the community to nurture youth and create leaders. Through a variety of programs and activities covering many fields, RQ enhances the knowledge, experiences, and skills of the emirate’s youth over a 25-year journey. Hence, the name "Rubu' Qarn,” which means a quarter-century in Arabic. 



A community partner in developing mindful and influential generations.


Achieve sustainable integration among the RQ entities through designing and delivering programs, activities and events which fulfill future requirements, in collaboration with local and international partners; aiming at unleashing, developing, and investing in the potential of children, adolescents and youth in an Emirati environment which inspires creativity and innovation to develop mindful and influential generations.


  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Engagement
  • Influencing
  • Nurturing
  • Citizenship
  • Sustainability

Strategic Goals & Objectives

  • Unify work systems
  • Foster organizational governance
  • Attract, develop, and retain talented human resources
  • Enhance the quality of processes / operations
  • Enhance the efficiency of resources
  • Develop and implement quality programs, activities and events
  • Improve the relationship with the local community
  • Increase the number of RQ entities’ participants and graduates