Western Region Development Council welcomes Emirati student who travelled to Antarctica

WAM ABU DHABI, July 9th, 2013 (WAM) — The Western Region Development Council (WRDC) has welcomed Budoor Hussain Al Ali, the student who completed an exploratory journey to the South Pole, where she shared with the Council’s staff the difficulties that were faced by the first female from the Western Region to step on the South Pole, and thus becoming a role model for determination and perseverance.

Budoor completed her journey under the leadership of Sir Robert Swan and as part of “Antarctica 2041”, which seeks to raise awareness about global warming, preserving Antarctica after the international treaty banning mining and drilling in the south polar region, which expires in 2041. In addition, this programme focuses on instilling a sense of leadership, teamwork and personal development in all of the participants.

Budoor is 19 years old, the eldest of four girls, and lives in Madinat Zayed in the Western Region.

During her talk at WRDC, Budoor stated, “I am very happy that I had the opportunity to participate in this journey, which gave me the opportunity to represent the UAE and authentic Arab values. My participation confirmed the country’s commitment to protecting the environment and supporting the noble cause of the Antarctica 2041 Expedition.” Obaid Khalfan Al Mazrouei, Investment Promotion and Public Relations Director, said, “WRDC strives continuously to develop a new generation with the necessary leadership skills in order to continue the journey of building a sustainable and effective economy in the UAE. Budoor’s story is amongst the many successes achieved by Emiratis and she now represents the aspiring young Emiratis who aim to achieve excellence in all sectors.” WAM/AM/CM

Leave a Reply