Dubai, 17th June 2013: Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs organized an end of the year Volunteer's party as an acknowledgement for the commitment of the volunteers towards the Centre. The event was organized on Sunday, 16th June 2013 at Al Noor Training Centre.
The party kept the guests engaged with a range of activities including Tomato Dance, Lemonade Juice Relay, Raffle Games and more. It also provided the volunteers an opportunity to showcase their talents and socialize with each other.
Al Noor Training Centre has a Volunteer Interaction programme every year giving people an opportunity to contribute their time and provide services to the Centre and the children. This programme is open to all those who are interested in contributing to the betterment of society.
Al Noor Training Centre would also like to acknowledge the contribution of Hotel Millennium Plaza's catering services.
About Al NoorAl Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs is a non-profit organization which falls under the Ministry of Social Affairs. For the past 31 years, Al Noor has been providing high quality professional training to the special needs community in Dubai. In 1981, we started with 8 children and have since grown to a recognized establishment with over 270 students. In 2007, we moved to our own premises in Al Barsha. Our purpose-built facility has been donated to us by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE, Ruler of Dubai and through the benefaction of HRH Princess HayaBint Al Hussein.
The Centre can accommodate up to 300 special children. Our current roster comprises of 268 children from 35 nationalities with various physical and cognitive challenges such as Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and Autism. Al Noor uses a trans disciplinary approach to implement its training programmeat an ISO certified standards and in addition to teaching, offers Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Psychological services, Sports and Music. Al Noor also has its own Work Placement Unit which trains students with a capability for open employment.
Smiles n' Stuff is Al Noor's very own vocational training gift and coffee shop. It is the only one of its kind in the GCC, where all the products are handcrafted by children with special needs. 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 the Carpentry, Screen Printing, Sewing, and Bakery Units. This initiative also helps raise awareness and funds for Al Noor Training Centre.