The Zubair Corporation (Z-Corp) has set up a specially designed classroom for Ministry of Social Development’s Al Aman Rehabilitation Centre with educational tools to help fulfil the centre’s keenness and objective to integrate children with special needs within the local community.
The special classroom has been created based on the Montessori method of education that involves child-led activities classrooms with children of varying ages and teachers who encourage independence among their students. The key corners of learning in the Montessori-inspired classroom includes practical life, sensorial, language, mathematics, and culture.
The special classroom was opened by H E Sheikh Rashid bin Ahmed al Shamsi, Undersecretary in the Ministry of Social Development, at an event that was attended by Ziyad al Zubair, director of Z-Corp, collaboration team, director and teachers of Al Aman Rehabilitation Centre.
Speaking on the occasion H E Sheikh Shamsi said, “The ministry always welcomes initiatives of the private sector that share its goals with the ministry’s goals and coordinates its vision of community service with the ministry’s vision and strategy.”
He added, “Today’s initiative to establish a special hall for children with special needs comes within a series of initiatives established by Zubair Corporation in cooperation with the ministry’s centres. We appreciate this cooperation and partnership with Zubair Corporation and look forward to further cooperation and partnership between the two sectors.”
Zubair said, “The centre offers children with tools to complement their strengths and better their life. Disabilities may come in different forms, but all students are alike and need a nurturing community to develop their careers. Therefore, to support the magnificent work done by Al Aman Rehabilitation Centre for the children and their families we constructed a special room with educational tools to help fulfil the centre’s objectives.
“We are honoured to support Al Aman Rehabilitation Centre which has been doing wonderful work in assisting children. They have been bolstering the capacity of families to cope with raising children with development challenges.”
Al Aman Rehabilitation Centre provides several therapeutic services including social, health and psychologist services aimed at integrating children with physical, mental, and partial disabilities into mainstream society. The centre also regularly conducts programmes to raise awareness on disability issues.
Dr Nadia bint Ali al Ajmi, director of the Al Aman Rehabilitation Centre said, “The centre’s main aim is to provide quality services in a very friendly environment to help these children to gain significant functional potential. Success in education may look vastly different for disabled children, but we believe the progress and achievement of all children must be valued equally and celebrated.
“We thank the Zubair Corporation for this thoughtfully designed classroom which offers children opportunities to develop their own capabilities. We are confident that the students at the centre will benefit immensely from the classroom.”
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