Premarital training for Emirati youth started

The Marriage Fund, a government fund to help citizens to set up family life, announced on Tuesday that it is launching a premarital training programme for prospective brides and grooms to educate them on the rules of sustaining cohesive families based on love and mutual trust.

"The programme will empower the youth who plan to enter marital life through a six-part training programme based on a module specifically designed for inculcating the faith in cohesive family life", said Maitha Al Shamisi, Minister of State and Chairwoman of the Fund.

A team of scholars, researchers and religious guidance specialists will address the various training sessions with the aim of reforming the youth and inculcating among them the faith in protecting and sustaining family life.

Al Shamisi stressed the keenness of the Fund to contribute to the protection of the national gains through the strengthening of the pillars of the country's social structure and cohesion of the family fabric.

A study conducted early last year had projected the divorce rate in the UAE as the highest among the Gulf countries.

The Marriage Fund has a vision to build and support coherent and stable families in the UAE and contribute in the formation of UAE families with a solid base to achieve consistency and stability.

The Fund was established by Federal Law No. (47) of the year 1992, thus integrating the social policy laid by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

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