As part of the ongoing ‘Spirit to Serve our Community’ initiatives by the JW Marriott Kuwait City hotel and the Courtyard by Marriott Kuwait hotel, a rewarding ‘Day Out’ for children from the Kuwait Centre for Autism was held at Arraya Ballroom. Around 100 students and 80 teachers from the Centre were entertained by a series of exciting activities organized by the hotel’s associates.
Committed to realizing the challenge that afflicts autistic children on a daily basis, Kuwait Marriott Hotels opened its doors to a special event that ranged from live workshops that had a dedicated carpentry corner and live canvas painting corner, episodes of Tom and Jerry cartoons along with unique cookie dough-shaping activities to exercise their motor skills.
Also, other fascinating stations were set up to add to the complete emotional fulfillment of the children’s fun day out, continuing with face painting corner, game corner where children had to identify different colors of balls and put them into baskets, cartoon character puzzles and making shapes out of towels – all in the midst of traditional lively Kuwaiti music playing in the background. The event was also sponsored by Cartoon Network World – represented by popular cartoon characters like Dee Dee and Johny Bravo who danced and entertained the children.
Kuwait Centre for Autism (KCA) is a non-profit charity organization established in 1994 by Dr. Samira Al-Saad that aims to relieve the country’s shortage in Educational Training, Diagnosis and Treatment of children with autism and strengthening all the amenities needed for these children. The’ Spirit to serve our Community’ initiative is part of Marriott’s Social responsibility and community engagement program and has become a true pillar of Marriott’s culture, from its beginning 85 years ago.
“It was a very rewarding experience in hosting the young and vibrant children that are a source of inspiration for all of us. We hope to continue in our efforts to contribute to the local communities needs and in the world of the little people that hold great promise for our future,” said George Aoun, General Manager of Kuwait Marriott Hotels, following which he felicitated Shaikha Al Subaihi from the Centre with a commemorative award for their noble efforts.