Maps    |   Hotels    |   Tours    |   Jobs    |   Real Estate    |   Citylife    |   Entertainment    |   Restaurants    |   Education    |   Shopping    |   Contests 
  Home  |  Contact Us  
       Sign In / Register  
Dubai City Map
Dubai Metro
Dubai Videos
Dubai News
Press Releases
What's On
Latest Events
Annual Festivals
Visa Regulation
Dubai Airport
Travel Tips
Explore Dubai
Shoppers Paradise
Dubai Gold Souq
Getting Around
Emergency Numbers
Embassies & Consulates
Government Services
Shopping Malls
Parks / Beaches
Clubs / Organisations
Business Information
Relocating Help
Jobs Search
Property Finder
Medical Tourism
Dubai Healthcare

News Detail

Dubai Tour Booking
Dubai Visa

Application Download

Special Promotions
Dubai Hotel Booking at
Cheapest Rates
Book Dubai
Furnished Apartments
Dubai Tours & Safaris
at Best Rates

Dubai Hotel, Lodging & Accommodation

Dubai Apartment Rates & Booking

Dubai Desert Safari Tours

Dubai Dhow Cruise Dinner

Dubai City Sightseeing Tour

Hatta Trek Tours & Mountain Trekking

Helicopter City Tour Over Dubai

Fujairah & East Coast Tour

Aquaventure Tour at Dubai Atlantis

Latest News & Happenings in Dubai
Dubai Health & Medical Tourism Information
Dubai Real Estate & Freehold Properties
 Nation   Region   Sport   World   Technology   Business   Tabloid   Notes 
Powered by, one of the most popular daily English language newspapers in the United Arab Emirates.

Students volunteer to help in special needs programme

05/25/2009 11:31 PM | By Aftab Kazmi, Bureau Chief

Al Ain: More than 30 students of the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) have joined a volunteer programme to help children with special needs.

The programme has been launched by Al Ain Private Centre for Care and Rehabilitation (APCCR) in coordination with the students of the HCT this week, said a spokesperson of the centre yesterday.

The students will first get four hours of theoretical and three hours of practical training on autism, mental retardation, Down's syndrome and cerebral palsy. After the training is complete, each volunteer will select an area of action committing to a minimum of two hours per week as an APCCR volunteer.

The unique volunteer initiative, he said, also offers the participating students a real world context of the life of those with special needs besides empowering community involvement.

"APCCR believes that volunteer programmes such as these will create greater awareness of this section of society. This structured training programme is designed to foster community involvement and bridge the gap of integration in UAE," he added.

Tim Smith, Associate Director at the HCT in Al Ain, said: "Our students have responded positively and are ready to carry out the required training." He said he is sure the students have the necessary dedication to make a difference to those less fortunate.

Sophia Korayim, Director of Development at the APCCR, said the volunteers will be involved in various activities including supporting teachers in class session, participating in fund raising and assisting the administration department.

Other activities include socialisation, a programme that will enhance interaction with special needs students and even train the children on the use of money. "Volunteers will also help organise events at the residential section of the APCCR that has over 60 residents of varying ages," she said.

The APCCR was established in 1999 with services to a limited number of intellectually impaired children in Al Ain. It now provides care and rehabilitation to 148 special needs students ages four to 30.

Have you ever volunteered for a good cause? What difficulties do you face when looking for volunteer work in the UAE? Were you unable to volunteer because of this? What recourse did you seek?

 Back to News Page assumes no responsibility for any content from external sources.
 Nation   Region   Sport   World   Technology   Business   Tabloid   Notes 
 More News & Happenings :
 Latest Press Releases  Events & Exhibitions  News Archive
 Popular Links :
 Dubai Hotel Deals & Special Offers  Dubai Tours, Safaris & Dhow Cruises &
 Featured :
Atlantis Dubai Aquaventure Tour
Atlantis Dubai Aquaventure Tour
Dolphin Show at Dubai Dolphinarium
Dolphin Show at Dubai Dolphinarium
Entertainment Special Events Contests Restaurants
Dubai Medical Tourism & Health Tourism in Dubai
Dubai News, Press Releases, Events & Exhibitions Dubai Citylife, Restaurants, Night Clubs, Sports, Dance...
Dubai Hotel Booking / Book Dubai Furnished Apartments Dubai Desert Safari, Dubai Dhow Cruise & Dubai Tours
Latest Jobs in Dubai, Career News & Recruitment Agencies Dubai Real Estate & Freehold Properties Listing & News


Sponsored Links
Jobs in Dubai
Find the latest job listing & career news in Dubai
Banking / Finance Jobs
IT / Graphic Designers Jobs
Human Resource Jobs
Oil / Petroleum Jobs
Sales / Marketing Jobs
All UAE Jobs
Most Viewed
Dubai Videos
Google UAE Map
Dubai Landmarks
Dubai Jobs
Dubai Real Estate
Dubai Entertainment
Restaurants Clubs & Pubs
Movies Health & Fitness
Sports Dancing
Education Kids n Teens
Sale & Discounts
 © 2009 Dubai, UAE    Dubai News   |  Dubai Events   |  Dubai Map   |  Dubai Jobs   |  Book Dubai Hotels   |  Dubai Desert Safari   |  Dubai Real Estate   |  Dubai Tourism   |  Dubai City Life