Jun 11, 2019

On Tuesday, June 11, 2019, Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS) received His Excellence Jeon Yong Wook, the Consul General of the Republic of South Korea in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, and his accompanying delegates.  This visit is part of SCHS’s continued efforts to consolidate the relationships of cooperation with local, regional, and international organizations in order to serve persons with disabilities according to the best practices worldwide.

Her Highness Sheikha Jameela bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Vice President of Supreme Council for Family Affairs & Director General of SCHS, received the delegation upon arrival.  Guests toured SCHS classes and main sections to take a closer look at the programs of training, rehabilitation, and education offered to students with disabilities on the hands of the best specialists and teachers.

Mr. Jeon Yong praised SCHS leadership in including, advocating, and empowering persons with disabilities.  In addition, he praised the academic level, which SCHS offers in order to develop students’ skills and improve their capabilities in every area of life.

He said, “Our relationship with SCHS is very strong.  We will continue with this cooperation in order to achieve the best results for persons with disabilities and raise awareness of social responsibility concept and its positive impact”.

He pointed out the importance of raising awareness of the culture of the UAE and the Republic of South Korea and their authentic human values. He praised the heritage and progress of the UAE in all fields.

For her turn, Her Highness Sheikha Jameela bint Mohammed Al Qasimi has confirmed that the special relationship between the two sides serve people with disabilities and improve their quality of life.

She said, “This visit by the Consul General of the Republic of South Korea is one of many other fruitful and continue with visits between both sides”. Her Highness Sheikha Jameela has mentioned a number of events and programs organized in collaboration with some public bodies in South Korea such as AT EDUCOM Competition for Designing Assistive Applications.  SCHS organizes this competition in collaboration with Seoul National University Quality of Life Technology QOLT Center. It aims at raising awareness between university students about the importance of assistive applications that support and assist people with disabilities.

She also mentioned the Republic of South Korea Consulate previous contributions to Al Amal Camp, which SCHS organizes every year.  The theme of 29 Al Amal Camp, which SCHS organized in Dec 2018, was (Let us talk about disability).  In addition, Music Therapy Program, which SCHS has been organizing since 2014 in collaboration with Iowa University, will continue.

Music Therapy Program develops students with disabilities sensory, cognitive, and motor skills.  SCHS is the leading organization in this field as 262 children with disabilities benefited from the program since its beginning.