More than 20 students took part in the seventh DEWA-organised Future Engineer camp.
Students aged 12 to 15 completed 63 training hours over a 10 day period, learning programming basics using Scratch and Blockly.
They were also trained on the use of artificial intelligence and Internet of Things to reduce energy and water use, as well as using modern technologies to preserve natural resources for generations to come.
This contributes to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030, and DEWA reported that participants’ happiness levels about the camp was 98%.
“Our wise leadership attaches great importance to innovation. At DEWA, we believe that youth have the potential to contribute to this vision,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.
“That’s why we are committed to encouraging the younger generation to be creative and motivate their scientific research. We also encourage them to study sciences and new technologies.
“Today's youth are the leaders of tomorrow who will play a key role in developing disruptive technologies and keeping up with the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
“Organising the Future Engineer camp twice a year supports DEWA’s vision to become a globally leading sustainable innovative corporation.
“It also supports our efforts to promote innovation among young people and provide them with basic scientific skills such as analysis, observation, and problem-solving.”
A ceremony was held at the closing of the camp to recognise participants.