In line with its continuing move to reach out to the local community, Jotun Paints successfully hosted another special children’s day for the kids of the Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs at KidZania in The Dubai Mall. During the event, the Jotun team interacted closely with 20 kids from Al Noor for a fun day filled with activities, games and treats. The event, which was aimed at encouraging children with special needs to learn more and develop their creativity, is a follow up to the company’s first successful special children’s day.
Upon their arrival at KidZania, the award-winning children’s ‘edutainment’ destination in The Dubai Mall, the children were asked to participate in the initial activity of painting the 'Jotun Establishment' area in the small make-shift imaginary city. The kids later took part in games and activities that helped spark their creative skills like jewellery and perfume making. The children also enjoyed playing role-play activities, assuming roles of firemen, hospital staff and local policemen around KidZania®. Towards the end of the day, the wards were given specially prepared goody bags to remember the occasion. The accompanying parents, teachers and the children were later treated to a meal at KidZania. Officials and teachers from Al Noor Training Centre once again conveyed their thanks to the Jotun team for their efforts in spending time with the kids and encouraging them to develop themselves as future key members of the community.
“This was truly one fun day, not only for the kids from Al Noor Training Centre, but also for the Jotun team who joined in and spent their time for this worthwhile initiative,” concluded Biren Arora, General Manager, UAE, Jotun Paints. Nothing can compare to the smiles and laughter that we have received from these kids, knowing that, in one way or another, we have inspired them to hone their creativity, learn more and to become future responsible members of the community. We are looking forward to the next special children’s day, which is part of Jotun’s ongoing CSR initiatives that looks towards strengthening the company’s ties with the local community.”