Oct 17, 2019

The former US Senator Tom Harkin has praised the services, which Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS) offers to persons with disabilities according to the best practices worldwide as well as the professionalism of its workers, who take care of details to reach the best results.

He said, “Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services is a role model for other institutions worldwide in terms of offering services to persons with disabilities such as inclusion, advocacy, and empowerment”.  He praised the level of training and education that SCHS offers to develop their skills and capabilities in every area of life.

The former US Senator, who is a guest of honor in Learning Difficulties Conference, gave this statement when he visited SCHS along with Dr. George Hagerty, the President of Beacon College, Florida on Thursday morning, October 17, 2019.  Ms. Mona Abdul Karim Al Yafei, Director of SCHS, a number of department directors, and officials received guests.

For his part, Dr. George Hagerty has confirmed that this is the second time he visits Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services.  He respects what he has seen at Al Amal School for the Deaf and Al Wafa School for Capacity Development.  Students produce outstanding results there.

The President of Bacon College in Florida talked about the quality of education in classrooms, which corresponds to the latest trends in education.  He also praised the dedication of workers. He gave them his best wishes of success.

According to Mrs. Mona Abdel Karim, this visit is part of SCHS restless efforts to consolidate the relationships of cooperation with local, regional, and international bodies according to the best international practices.  In addition, SCHS provides its guests with an opportunity to learn from its leading experience in including, advocating, and empowering persons with disabilities.

The former US Senator Tom Harkin, Dr. George Hagerty, and delegation members joined students with hearing impairment at Al Amal School their classes and shared information about sign language.  In Al Wafa School, they met 50 of SCHS employees who in total reach 610.  Furthermore, in some classes they joined students with intellectual disabilities their art and music workshops.