Dubai, UAE (March 2, 2014): Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs which has been providing high quality of professional training to the special needs community in Dubai for over 30 years, has teamed up with Yak Events for the forthcoming Peter Pan — The Never Ending Story Arena World Tour in its latest initiative to integrate special needs students into the mainstream community.
Students from Al Noor will not only get to enjoy the eagerly anticipated show, some of them will also be taking on ushering and be part of the performance briefly. Four of the institute students will usher in the guests, while five will be part of the actual show.
This will form part of Al Noor’s initiative to involve special needs students into mainstream activities as much as possible. Associating with a spectacular show such as this will not only raise awareness about issues facing special needs students, it will also enable them to work side by side with others.
The shows organized by YAK Events offer a whole new and outrageous experience to the audience, electrifying spectacles that unite music, dance, acting, magic, straight from the original source, worldwide known productions such as Chicago and now Peter Pan the Never Ending Story. As a company that is being so successful, YAK Events wants to share this success promoting fantastic and magic moments to Al Noor’s students, giving them the opportunity to not just experience the show, but being active part of it. As its further display of support YAK events will arrange a meet-and-greet with Peter Pan and Tinker Bell for visitors at Al Noor’s forthcoming Fun Fair.
Al Noor has always been striving to integrate special needs students into the mainstream, something that was recently reaffirmed by the school’s Smiles n’ Stuff store which features products hand crafted by students of the school. Fittingly, there will be a special Smiles n’ Stuff booth at the venue which will remain open throughout the duration of the show and will be a chance for visitors to purchase the bespoke products created by Al Noor students. Exclusive products from Smiles n’ Stuff, will also be gifted to VIP guests at Peter Pan — The Never Ending Story.
About Al Noor:
Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs is a non-profit organization which falls under the Ministry of Social Affairs. Established in 1981, Al Noor has been providing high quality of professional training to the special needs community in Dubai for over 30 years. Starting with only 8 children the Centre has since expanded to facilitate and enrich the lives of up to 300 children and young people from different nationalities who have various physical and cognitive challenges such as Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and Autism. The new all-purpose facility from which Al Noor now operates opened its doors in April 2007 and was generously donated by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the U.A.E. and Ruler of Dubai and was made possible through the benefaction of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein. Al Noor follows a holistic programme addressing all domains of development through a trans disciplinary assessment and intervention approach, all delivered at an ISO certified standard. In addition to teaching, the level of development is enhaced with Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Psychological services, Sports and Music. Al Noor also prides itself on an exceptionally effective work placement unit that trains its students with a capability for open employment, integrating them into mainstream society post education.
A particular star of the Al Noor’s fundraising achievements is the center’s very own and coffee shop, Smiles ‘n’ Stuff which helps to raise awareness and funds for the training centre. It is the only one of it’s kind in the GCC where all the products are handcrafted by children and young people with special needs enrolled at Al Noor. The goal of Al Noor’s vocational training unit is to make children skilled and productive members of the community and training is offered in woodwork and design technology, screen printing technology, fashion design technology and bakery units.