Students in the UAE enrolled in mainstream schools are studying at home since the authorities have barred them from attending their classes in line with safety measures against the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) since last month. This happened with over a dozen academic institutes exclusively catering for the students of determination (special needs) in Dubai.
The directives issued by the His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces to facilitate the testing of coronavirus at the homes for the people of determination has been widely acknowledged by the residents as well as people running special needs educational and rehabilitation centres in the country.
A delegation consisting of officials from the Educational ministry of Malawi has recently visited the Rashid Centre for People of Determination in Dubai to review the educational and rehabilitation programmes for its over 200 students of determination.
Sheikh Mohammed tweeted, "Arab Hope Makers initiative attracted 92,000 humanitarian projects from 38 countries worldwide in its third round. In the UAE, we have unwavering hope and optimism in our ability to make a positive difference in our societies. On Feb.20, we honour the exceptional role models."
Sarah Abdallah was honoured by Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi and Dr Aisha EL Sayyar and the Director of Rashid Centre for People of Determination, Maryam Othman, as the Ambassador for Rashid Centre for People of Determination, during a tripartite love ceremony held by Rashid Centre on the occasion of Women’s Day, the Mother’s Day and the Child Day. It comes in recognition of Sarah’s efforts and visits to the centre several times to draw smile on the children faces.
Community members of the Pakistani diaspora living in Dubai have attended a flag hoisting ceremony at the premises of Pakistan Association Dubai as part of the UAE National Flag Day. The ceremony was attended by a large number of community members, teachers and school children participated in the event.
Students at the Rashid Centre for People of Determination have been receiving prominent personalities from different fields around the world every now and whose aim is to show support for the people of determination.
Officials from different government departments, businessmen from various top local companies, editors from many print and broadcast media outlets have been honoured for their services towards the Rashid Center for People of Determination.
Educational and training centres that cater for people of determination are always looking forward to philanthropists in society to extend their support for much-needed facilities that have hit a roadblock for some reason or the other. In this regard, an Emirati businessman and philanthropist has come forward and provided funds for opening a fully furnished classroom in the Rashid Center for Determined Ones.