Al Noor Centre invites public to its annual Open Day

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Visit the Centre on September 25 and 26 to know more about the curriculum and services

alnorDubai, UAE: The Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities will hold its annual Open Day on September 25 and 26 and those who are interested in learning about the Centre’s curriculum and services are welcome to attend the event.

During the two-day event, the Centre will organise guided tours for visitors who would like to discover how the Centre operates and there will be presentation about the curriculum and services offered by the Centre to children with special needs.

Isphana Al Khatib, Director of Al Noor Training Centre, said: “We invite everyone to our Open Day to discover who we are, what we do and how we can make a difference to your child’s life. At the Centre, we identify the specific needs of every child, thus our innovative programs are geared towards training and helping children maximize their potential and integrate them into the wider community.

Since its establishment in 1981, Al Noor has been providing high quality professional training to the special needs community in Dubai. The Centre’s all-purpose facility offers training and care to around 250 children and young people from different nationalities who have physical and cognitive challenges.

On both days the Open Day will start from 8:00am to 12:00pm. During the guided tours, visitors can ask questions and discuss with the professional team the program offered at the Centre.

All community members are also welcome to learn more about facilities for people with Special Needs.

There will be a free seminar on September 25 from 11:00am to 16:00pm on Stem Cell Therapy that will be conducted by Dr Alok Sharma, a renowned neurosurgeon.

About Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities:

Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities 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 Sheikh 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 Bent Al Hussein. Al Noor follows a holistic programmer 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 enhanced with Physical Therapy, 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 Branded Retail Outlet – Smiles ‘n’ Stuff which helps to raise awareness and funds for the training centre. It is the only one of its 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 Wood design technology, printing technology, fashion technology and Bakery units.