Her Excellency Sheikha Jamila bint Muhammad Al Qasimi, Director General of Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services, called on high school graduates from Al Amal School for the Deaf to consider joining collage seriously, because it is the basis for building their personality and future.
She said, “What has been achieved, despite its importance, is only a step on the road to success. I invite you to deal with the next stage with wisdom and awareness", wishing them success and good luck.
Her Excellency Sheikha Jamila bint Muhammad Al Qasimi the Director General of the city congratulated high school graduates at a special ceremony organized by Al Amal School for the Deaf on Thursday morning, July 1, 2021, in cooperation with the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The ceremony was attended by His Excellency Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ms. Mona Abdul Karim Al Yafei, City Director, and Ms. Afaf Al Haridi, Director of Al Amal Kindergarten and School for the Deaf. The city took all precautionary, health and safety measures, as the program of the ceremony was broadcast via the Zoom application.
Mona Abdel Karim affirmed in her speech that science is a guiding light for humanity and is the way to its advancement and progress. She called on the graduates to continue their university knowledge acquisition in line with their goals and ambitions, wishing them a prosperous and bright future.
The city director thanked and appreciated His Excellency Abdullah Al Owais, Chairman of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, for Chamber's continuous cooperation and support for many of the city's activities and events. She hoped that this cooperation would continue in the future.
For her part, Ms. Afaf Al-Haridi was very proud of graduates' achievement. She thanked them for being a source of pride for their parents, teachers and school. She also thanked the parents and teachers who stood by them and provided support in all fields to achieve this honorable result despite the difficulties.
She stressed that the school's support for the twelfth batch of high school graduates will not stop and will continue by following them during the rest of their education.
She said, “With the (9) high school graduates this year, the number of students who have graduated from Al-Amal School for the Deaf since its establishment in 1979 is 93. Twelve of whom have graduated from collage so far. The city continues to give and support people who are deaf in the future”.
Prior to the opening of the Resource Center for People with Disabilities by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah, President of the University of Sharjah on (Monday, May 9, 2016), Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services worked to overcome some of the difficulties facing deaf students at the university. There was a psychologist from the city following up students on a regular basis. In addition to providing a translator and a sign language interpreter who attended classes with deaf students during the lectures and translated the information directly.
Since its official opening, the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities, which administratively linked to the director of the University, has been working diligently to ensure equitable educational opportunities, in a competitive student environment, and in the light of a comprehensive and integrated system. It starts from the first stages of registration and admission to education, extending to after graduation including awareness and career guidance.
In turn, the graduates of Al-Amal School for the Deaf extended their highest thanks and appreciation to His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, who was and still the first supporter of people with disabilities. Special thanks went to Her Excellency Sheikha Jamila bint Muhammad Al Qasimi, who they consider a (mother) or an (Inspiring leader) to them. It is because of her constant support, they did not feel for a moment the presence of barriers.
Graduates extended their thanks to Ms. Mona Abdel Karim for her constant support, to Ms. Afaf Al Haridi, who accompanied them from the beginning of their journey in the school until graduation, and to all teachers and sign language interpreters in the school.
Finally, His Excellency Abdullah Sultan Al Owais and Mrs. Mona Abdul Karim Al Yafei presented the graduation certificates to the students with best wishes for continued success.