Mar 27, 2019

“I hope to receive support in order to act in TV series and movies. Persons with hearing impairment are talented like others. My story is the biggest example”.

Through this message, the graduate of Al Amal School for the Deaf and the University of Sharjah Abdul Salam Mohammed Zoaroub expressed his hope to highlight his talent and the talents of his colleagues in acting in front of the camera and on stage. Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services sponsored, refined, and developed their talents since they were children.

In Al Amal School for the Deaf, Abdul Salam received his education according to the best practices consistent with the latest international experience. He also learned sign language and pronunciation. Over time, his knowledge grew on the hands of the most skilled teachers and administrators.

This is how Abdul Salam learned and participated in the activities and events organized by the school inside and outside SCHS. He mingled in the community and communicated with others. This contributed to enhancing his self-confidence and his ability to attain knowledge. He finished high school from Al Amal School. Then, he joined the University of Sharjah to graduate from Business Administration Faculty.

He said, “My journey was not a walk in the park. Difficulties and challenges were present especially at the university level because Al Amal School for the Deaf provided its students with the best fostering environment in which everyone speaks sign language.  However, the university is larger, and most students are hearing people”.

“In spite of that, we were able as students with hearing impairment to fit in and succeed in graduating with high marks. All the credit goes to God who sent Her Highness Sheikha Jameela bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Vice President of Supreme Council for Family Affairs & Director General of Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS), to stand by us. Her Highness Sheikha Jameela provided sign language interpreters on campus so we were able to comprehend information accurately”, added Abdul Salam.  

Abdul Salam has confirmed that Al Amal School for the Deaf offered him and his colleagues knowledge, services, and experience.  The school was a key factor in his success and the achievements he reached now and in the future.

He remembers the variety of activities and events, which the school used to organize in order to integrate students with disabilities into society.  For example, he remembers (Little Merchant) activity, in which students received training on marketing and sales. In summer vacation, students went to a variety of public and private institutions to receive training.  Abdul Salam had his training in Sharjah and Dubai Police Forces as well as Sharjah Cooperative Society.

In addition, Abdul Salam has pointed out the treasure, which Al Amal School helped him find within himself.  It was (Acting).  The school assisted him in developing his talent by creating a suitable environment for him and his friends.

Abdul Salam has confirmed his participation in a variety of acts and plays on UAE stages and in the region.  Currently, he is an active member in MAME Sharjah Band, which is an affiliate of Arts for All Centre.  In addition, Abdul Salam and his friends take part in the activities, which SCHS organizes.  He also volunteers annually to work in Al Amal Camp, which SCHS organizes to entertain and please persons with disabilities from UAE, GCC, and foreign countries.