Main photo: Ayesha Al Hosani receiving the award for outstanding administrative employee at Dubai Police.
Under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the winners of the seventh cycle of the Princess Haya Award for Special Education were announced at an official ceremony at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai.
Employees from the Ministry of Community Development won four awards, of which two went to Dubai Care & Rehabilitation Centre for People of Determination, and one each to the RAK Care & Rehabilitation Centre and the Umm Al Quwain Autism Centre. Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services picked up four awards too, as did Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities.
Dubai Police won three awards too, which are received under the outstanding initiative for their Bara Taekwondo Rehabilitation Project, the outstanding CSR supporter, and the outstanding administrative employee award that presented to Ayesha Al Hosani.
Meanwhile Zayed Higher Organisation for People of Determination and The Dubai Autism Centre were presented with two awards each. A new category, ‘Outstanding Inclusive Teacher, saw Mohamed Khalil from Anas Bin Al Nadar School honoured, with Dr Hibah Shata, managing director and co-founder of Child Early Intervention Medical Centre winning the ‘Jury’s Choice Award’.
Mohammed Al Emadi, Head of the Award Executive Committee said: “The Princess Haya Award for Special Education has managed, over the last decade, to create a competitive environment for special education’s employees, aimed at raising the level of services provided to people of determination and providing individual and institutional models that show best practices.”
He also praised the cooperation of government departments and private companies for their support as part of their social responsibility role. He called on all public and private companies to share the responsibility and work together in supporting the special needs sector.