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Deserving praise

I am glad to see that NAMA has been doing commendable work not just in the UAE but abroad too (“NAMA empowers 400 young Bangladeshi women,” Nov.12, The Gulf Today). The Girl Ambassadors for Peace programme is a remarkable model for others to follow.

The programme’s move to train the 400 girls and women is particularly noteworthy because its volunteers are working in a country that was once considered one of the poorest areas in the world. However, its economy has made a splendid turnaround, and according to one report, it is because of the empowerment of women.

Bangladesh has made major efforts for the advancement of women.

The NAMA training will see young women undergoing intensive literacy and financial management, along with honing social media skills. The young girls will in turn train older women and mothers.

It has been rightly said that NAMA has amplified women’s voices and boosted their contribution to peacebuilding. This underpins the UAE’s humane message.
Rohini Talwar — By email


I was very surprised to see the picture of a billboard that was ripped off by strong winds lying on the ground (“Weather plays havoc across country,” Nov.12, The Gulf Today).  In a region where rain is not a frequent phenomenon, where it is hot for most of the year, a heavy downpour is rather unusual, even thunderstorms for that matter.

All said and done, the whole place come alive when it rains after a long, hot spell. Then one comes across the usual sights:  cloudy skies, wet roads, tailbacks in traffic, umbrellas partly concealing people. An interesting sight that hits the eye is that a lot of people make a beeline for the beaches. The seashore is a major attraction for people trying to make the most of the dramatic change in weather.

When it starts drizzling, the classic song “Raindrops keep falling on my head” keeps ringing in my ears.
Robert White — By email
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