The camp is being held under the patronage of His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.
The camp, organised by the Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services at the Scouts Camp in the Al Badee area of Sharjah, will run until Febraury 1.
Titled ‘By Our Innovations We Colour the Future’, the camp aims at doing away with the barriers faced by the physically challenged people.
Addressing a Press conference yesterday at the Sharjah-based Al Thiqa Handicapped Club, Shaikha Gamila bint Mohammad Al Qasimi, Deputy Chairperson of the Supreme Council of Family Affairs, who is also Director-General of the Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services, said since its inception Hope Camp has been striving to improve the lives of people with special needs.
The camp would include recreational programmes, a tour of Sharjah city, poetry sessions, land and marine excursions, and visit to the Heritage Village.
Among the camp participants is Kuwaiti media personality Abdulkarim Al Anazi, who is the first ambassador of people with special needs in the GGC region.Al Anazi said, “I feel honoured to be the ambassador of the physically challenged people. As a journalist, I have designated a special page for people with special needs in Kuwaiti Arabic daily Afaq.”
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