United Arab Emirates, Dubai (20th July 2015): Every child is special. But when we talk about a child with ‘special needs’, we must think deeper. A special needs child means any child who might need some extra assistance emotionally, cognitively and physically. A child who has needs which other children don't typically need or only need once in a while. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could come forward to improve the quality of life of these children?
William Churchill once stated, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give”. In line with this very thought, Al Noor Training Centre brings to you an opportunity to contribute towards the making of a life of a special needs child through the Child Sponsorship Program. This is an incredibly powerful way to transform the life of a child with special needs. A monthly or yearly contribution guarantees a sponsored child all the benefits and support that can dramatically change his or her life.
The Centre accommodates 270 children from 35 different nationalities of varied income backgrounds. However the statistics of the income background is stark. More than 25% of the families are unable to pay the highly subsidized fee due to financial challenges.
The Sponsorship program includes Holistic Training through a range of professional disciplines - Special Education, Physical therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Psychological services, IT, Vocational Training, Assistive Technology, Sports, Music, Arts and Craft.
The annual cost of Training a child is approximately AED 65,000, but the fees charged is set at AED 40,000 i.e. almost 40% subsidy on the total cost of Training. The subsidy of AED 25,000 offered to all children, accrues to the already existing deficit.
Being a non-profit organization, Fundraising is an ongoing requirement for Al Noor to cover the operational cost of the Centre. The Categories of Sponsorship are AED 65,000 for Comprehensive (Full) sponsorship (covers tuition fees + Subsidy), AED 40,000 for Tuition Fees sponsorship and AED 25,000 for Subsidy sponsorship.
Ms. Isphana Al Khatib, Director, Al Noor Training Centre, has appealed to social citizens to take up the noble cause and said, “Sponsoring a child is a social investment, through which one ensures that Special Needs Children, not only receive love and encouragement, but are appropriately trained, educated and empowered to positively impact society”
Al Noor seeks the support of individuals and corporate to come forward and partner with them in its mission of providing quality professional training to children with special needs through the Child Sponsorship Programme which will enable them to realize their full potential in society.