Global Village, a multi-cultural festival park in Dubai, is set to unveil one of the UAE’s largest ever community engagement initiatives, the 'Victory Project', during the 46th UAE National Day celebrations. The initiative was specifically designed to instil patriotism among the students of the UAE and has seen a tremendous response.
The project registered the participation of 15,000 students from 111 schools across the UAE. The students were encouraged to paint and decorate sculptures that depict the three-fingered UAE victory salute with the UAE National Day theme in mind. More than 3,000 sculptures have been collected from the students and evaluations of the winners have been completed to be announced during the UAE National Day celebrations at Global Village.
Bader Anwahi, Chief Operating Officer of Global Village, commented on the importance of this initiative, saying, "Every year, we launch community initiatives that contribute to the development of students' artistic talent and instil the important principles of patriotism. The students have expressed their creativity with 3,000 ceramic sculptures, all of which will be displayed at a special location in the park throughout December 2017."