The fun-filled community event to take place on Febraury 28th
Dubai, UAE (February 16, 2014) – On February 28th, more than 5,000 people are expected to flock to the 2014 Al Noor-Samsung Hope For Children Family Fun Fair taking place between 10.00am and 10.00pm at the Al Noor premises, Al Barsha, behind Mall of the Emirates. This year’s Fun Fair builds on the success of the 2013 event that saw more that 600,000 dirhams raised for the Al Noor Training Center thanks to the enthusiastic participation of thousands of visitors.
“This is one of our major fundraisers, to meet the operational costs. It is an opportunity for lots of people to support us, by just attending and enjoying all the fun” said Isphana Al Khatib, Director of the Centre.
“Through the Samsung Hope for Children program, we have the opportunity to continue our commitment in making an effective difference to the community,” said Mr. Young Soo Kim, President of Samsung Gulf Electronics. “By partnering with Al Noor to host the Al Noor-Samsung Hope for Children Family Fun Fair, we are able to raise awareness and funds for the Center to better serve the children with special needs, empowering them to live, learn and thrive.”
Fair goers will enjoy a huge range of attractions including live food stations sponsored by Dutco Group, Samsung raffle prizes, rides, games, face painting, bouncy castle, an arts and crafts bazaar and a range of other recreational activities. This year will also see the addition of the Zumba classes for sports enthusiasts which will be on from 10.00am to 1.00pm.
Another popular attraction on the day will be the Al Noor – Bank of Sharjah CSR Football Tournament managed by Ahdaaf Sports Club, where sports fans will have the opportunity to watch the matches between teams from various companies in the UAE while it’s taking place. The football tournament is organised to provide an opportunity to the corporate sector to support the Al Noor cause, where a minimum of 12 teams and 150 players will be taking part. The title sponsor for the Football Tournament is Bank of Sharjah, with support sponsor Mediclinic.
The event is sponsored by a host of influential supporters: Title sponsor, Samsung Electronics; Support sponsor, Byrne Equipments Rental; Co-sponsors, Channel 4, Pacific Ventures.
Everyone is invited to attend the Al Noor Samsung Hope for Children Family Fun Fair and to enjoy a memorable day of entertainment and amusement in the knowledge that you’ll be contributing to a profoundly worthy cause.
About Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs:
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.