reach out to the special needs community this summer
Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs is organising a sale of T-shirts, specially designed by the children in its Vocational Training Unit, to raise funds for its training programmes.
Taking place at the Bur Juman shopping centre till May 15, the sale is also running at Umm Suqeim, Spinneys from March 5 – 15 and Mercato from April 15 – May 15.
T-Shirts are being sold for a rate of AED125 and each person buying a T-Shirt has the opportunity to win a Land Cruiser on entering the raffle draw.
Isphana Al Khatib, Director for Al Noor Training Centre, said: “The sale combines the skill, talent of young artists, and shows the wonderful results that can be achieved by encouraging them. They have a lot of creative potential and these activities boost the children’s morale and achievements.”
All funds raised from the sale will be used to improve training that helps integrate into society children with programme to ensure functional integration into society for children with Down’s syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and Autism.
Al Khatib added: “The centre charges highly subsidised fees, making fund-raising an essential and continuous task. It is through projects, such as the T-Shirt sale and the generosity of the community at large that sustain a quality and effective training programme for the Special Needs Community of Dubai.”
“Participation of the community at large at the sale will be a big support in raising much needed resources for the Centre,” she added.
A new purpose – built Al Noor Training Centre is in the pipeline and will start operations from its Al Barsha base next month. Supported by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai and the benefaction of HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, the new facility will enable Al Noor to accommodate 300 children from its current capacity of 220.
Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs
The Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs provides professional multi-disciplinary training to help children with special needs from infancy through to functional integration into society.
Established in 1981, Al Noor looks after 220 children with special needs from 19 different nationalities, with many more on the waiting list. The Centre supports children with challenges such as Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and Autism. These are addressed through special education methods, physiotherapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy.
Intellectually Challenged children below the age of three can be admitted in the early intervention programme which is held twice a week.
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