Lecture on kids with special needs

SHARJAH — The Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services recently organised a lecture 'The rights and the obligations of Special needs'.

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Published: Thu 27 Oct 2005, 10:11 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 9:00 PM

The lecture was delivered by Dr Saif Rashid Al Jaberi, Head of research at Dubai Auqaf, who said that disability is a test from God to human beings. He added that parents of a special needs child should be realistic and supportive towards the child.

He said special needs people should be treated equally as their normal counterparts and that they should be trained and rehabilitated to ensure they become productive members of society.

Quake relief

SHARJAH — Students from the American University of Sharjah (AUS) presented yesterday a cheque for Dh30,000 to the UAE Red Crescent for supporting victims of the recent earthquake that hit Pakistan.

The campaign was organised by the Pakistan Cultural Club and the AUS Student Council began on October 9.

Ashwan Warsi, President of the Pakistan Cultural Club, thanked Students Council and other AUS students for their support.

On the same day, the Department of International Studies (IS) at AUS organised an IS/Unicef fund-raising display for children in the lobby of the physics building of the College of Arts and Science. The drive will raise funds through the sale of greeting cards and T-shirts, and the proceeds will go to the Unicef.

'My Dentist Says'

DUBAI — A recent study conducted and published by the UAE Ministry of Health has shown that a majority of five-year-olds in the UAE have already experienced dental cavities.

The MoH has, therefore, planned a UAE-wide campaign to prevent cavities in children aged 3-5 that begins next month. The first phase of the programme entitled "My Dentist Says" is all set to begin this November and will cover over 30 UAE schools and reach 6,000 children. A leading UAE dentist will be taking the campaign forward with a series of interactive games to the nation's schools.

Photo exhibition

DUBAI — Nikon Cameras is organising on November 21 a week-long photographic exhibition and competition sponsored by Grand Stores and judged by Roger Payling, an award winning British photographer.

Entry to the exhibition is open to both students and adults. There are three categories — Open, Creative and Student — in the exhibition to be held at Jumeirah 1, between Mercato and Town Centre Mall, Road 75B. The Open Category will be judged on composition, use of light, technical abilities and aesthetic quality. While in the Creative Category the judges will look for creative techniques either in the camera, computer or darkroom. The Student Category is for students aged 18 or under on the day of the competition. Prizes include cash, new Nikon cameras and more. This event will be organised by Dubai International Art Centre and sponsored by Grand Stores.

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