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Sheikh Zayed mosque centre offers sign language tour to visitors

Staff Reporter/Abu Dhabi
Filed on July 14, 2020 | Last updated on July 14, 2020 at 06.44 am

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People of determination to provide the tour to visitors with hearing impairment and those who are interested.

People of determination will be providing special exclusive tours at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre in sign language to the visitors with hearing impairment and those who are interested, authorities have announced.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre on Monday launched the "Rehaab Alhemam" programme that aims to integrate people of determination in several initiatives and activities organised by the centre as part of its commitment to social responsibility and belief in this category's active and influential role.

The centre's first initiative within the programme allocated special remote cultural tours in sign language for the "hearing-impaired community" broadcast live on its Instagram channel both in Arabic and English, incoordination with Zayed Higher Organisation for People of Determination, the Dubai Club for People of Determination, Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services and UAE Deaf Association.

Through the programme, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre explores sign language in Arabic and English as a new channel of cultural communication with "people of determination" across various cultures worldwide on the broadest possible scale.

An interpreter translated the cultural tours led by the centre's cultural tour specialists in sign language, which in turn consolidates the mosque's vision. It allowed this category to learn about the rich legacy of our late founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who established noble human values and notions within the UAE society. While he also believed that this category's expertise could contribute in the overall developmental process through their active and influential presence in various fields.

Within this context, the centre is currently training and empowering people of determination to participate in providing special exclusive tours in sign language targeting this category and those interested.

The programme allows them to contribute towards supporting the mosque's civilisational mission, extending bridges of cross-cultural communication, and spreading the message of tolerance and coexistence between cultures from Abu Dhabi to the world.

This initiative emanates from the country's wise leadership's vision that deems people of determination as an active and influential partner in the comprehensive developmental process, and a focal part of the community that cannot be overlooked.


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