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Saturday, 13 June 2015

Female university students vow to support differently-abled people - SHARJAH

Female students from the Al Qasimia University visited the Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS) and vowed to be part of the different services rendered by the nonprofit organsiation.

In a recent tour of the facility which offers education, training and rehabilitation to a large number of people with special needs, the students also met Sheikha Jameela Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Vice President of Supreme Council for Family Affairs & Director General of SCHS.

During the meeting with the female students, she said differently-abled people are part of the community and have rights that should be respected. “Whether they are poor or wealthy, everyone should respect them,” she said.

“You should embrace your responsibility of contributing to society according to your field of specialty. The doors of Sharjah Humanitarian City are always open for you to gain experience on dealing with students with special needs. You can provide support, volunteer to work, and receive training on our workings.”

She also urged students with special needs to join Al Qasimia University like their able-bodied peers to learn and enrich the work force with new talents and positive energy.

Dr Rashad Salim, Director Al Qasimia University, applauded and thanked Sheikha Al Qasimi for her effort in serving people with special needs. “Al Qasimia University students are honoured to meet this noble woman and benefit from her wide experience. SCHS has achieved the level of success it is at in the UAE and the Gulf region because of the wise guidance of Sheikha Al Qasimi,” he said.

Dr Salim confirmed the university’s desire to fully cooperate with SCHS. He noted and called for conducting regular meetings with Al Qasimi to benefit from her wide experience.

The institution’s students are willing to volunteer and work with SCHS on some of its main events and activities such as Al Amal Camp and Used Book Fair in an effort to support the noble organization in its mandate of empowering, training, and rehabilitating people with disabilities.

The visitors expressed their appreciation to SCHS for the quality services provided to differently-abled people. They toured various sections of the SCHS such as the classes of Al Wafaa School for Developmental Training, SCHS Early Intervention Center, and SCHS Vocational Rehabilitation and Training Department. The students were briefed about SCHS’s schools, sections, branches, and its overall operation.

To conclude the visit, Dr Salim presented a memento to Sheikha Jameela Al Qasimi. She accepted the present and expressed hope that the cooperation between SCHS and the university will benefit people differently-abled people and society at large.
Source: The Gulf Today, 12th June 2015

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