Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS) has added another accomplishment to its record as student Abdul Rahman Al Badi has won the third place in Prince Sultan Bin Salman Award for the Holy Quran on Sunday, February 10, 2019. A large number of children with disabilities from GCC countries took part in this competition, which took place in kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Samia Mohammed Saleh, Director of Al Wafaa School for Capacity Development, was very proud of SCHS student’s performance, which proves persons with disabilities capability of competing honestly in every area of life and reaching the highest levels.
She said, “With his great determination and love to the Holy Quran, Abdul Rahman who is mentally disabled, was able to memorize 20 verses from the last chapter. Despite his articulation problem, he worked hard under the supervision of his teachers and family in order to recite and memorize the Holy Quran”.
Abdul Rahman’s mother said that winning made her and his teachers in Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services happy. She has confirmed that this great care from SCHS staff to their students motivate them to show their real talents, develop their skills, and blend in the society.
For her part, the Holy Quran teacher in SCHS Nawal Ali Attieh has praised Abdul Rahman’s enormous efforts and hard work before and during the competition. She has confirmed that he did his best in order to read and memorize as much verses from the Holy Quran as possible.
Nawal has mentioned that Abdul Rahman participated many times in local Holy Quran competitions and achieved good results. As for regional or international competitions, Prince Sultan Bin Salman Award for the Holy Quran is his first. SCHS hopes this is a good start for him to participate in more competitions in the future.
Nawal said, “Since its establishment four decades ago, Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services and its students were able to win so many local, regional, and international awards. SCHS hopes this success would continue due to the wise instructions of Her Highness Sheikha Jameela bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Vice President of Supreme Council for Family Affairs & Director General of SCHS, who works very hard in order to include, advocate, and empower persons with disabilities according to the best practices worldwide”.
“Some people believe that persons with disabilities are not able to learn or memorize. However, in Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services, we believe the opposite. Persons with disabilities are capable of learning, succeeding, and blending in the society. It is the collaborative responsibility of institutions and individuals each according to their power and specialty to contribute to persons with disabilities development. Society advancement depend on providing equal opportunities to persons with disabilities and non-disabled” added Nawal.