United Arab Emirates

Caring for our children

Nai Barmada

Students with disabilities and special needs benefited from Aspen’s activities at the Al Shams and Al Noor Centres in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. Founded in 2014, Al Shams strives to meet the growing demand for high quality educational and therapeutic services for 15 disabled students, aged 4 to 11. A library was provided for the children who were delighted to also be spoilt with an extensive range of new books. The Al Noor Centre has cared for 120 children with special needs for more than 3 decades. They welcome students from diverse nationalities and backgrounds who are provided with access to special education and therapy to promote social integration. The Aspen team set to work enhancing the centre which included cleaning and painting 15 classrooms.