During the week in which the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations Ltd. (ADCO) had celebrated the “International Women's Day”, and on which the announcement of the establishment of the (ADCO) Women Empowerment Committee had taken place, in addition to the “International Happiness Day” and “Mother’s Day” that followed, lights have been shed on the abilities of working mothers. In addition to the abilities of ladies who are determined to serve the country in all forms of services since the early beginnings of the country’s union, and till this day.
In this picture, taken in 1960, in Al Ain Region, we see a mother accompanying her children in their classes under the “Arshan”, which is a big Bedouin tent used for such or other reasons. That was the time of the “Katateeb” studies, in which the focus was on studying the Holy Qura’an, and the Arabic language.
A mother’s interest in her children’s education continues to accompany us until this day, with all the diverse sciences. This interest is the essential block of building a strong society, and such determined mothers and daughters is the country’s pride throughout time.