Through its special and distinguished pavilion, Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS) is participating in the 41st edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair. SCHS presents its latest publication (60 seconds) series on "Occupational Therapy to the public”. In addition, SCHS is displaying some products and publications of services provided to beneficiaries.
The series includes 26 cards. Some cards identify SCHS's vision, mission, and its tireless quest to contain, advocate and empower persons with disabilities in accordance with international best practices. We also learn through these cards how to scan the barcode on each card to learn about Occupational Therapy and some important terms that the scientific cards explain.
The titles of the cards were chosen based on the needs that occupational therapists perceive when dealing with families, such as preforming daily tasks such as dressing, eating, and the natural development of skills according to age for children. Some cards deal with pre-writing skills, holding a pen, the normal development of holding a pen, and using scissors.
The series also includes a set of cards about the sensory challenges that children face before five years of age, such as drooling, walking on tiptoes, fluttering, body shaking and many other sensory challenges.
Each card includes a "barcode" that links the reader to a "video" showing activities and techniques to develop skills or deal with each card's sensory challenge.
The sustainability of SCHS’s participation in the Sharjah International Book Fair stems from its keenness on its informative role as a leading institution that always emphasizes the importance of introducing the issues of persons with disabilities and developing partnership with individuals and community institutions to develop the services it provides to them in accordance with the best international practices.
Since its establishment in 1979, SCHS has been concerned with spreading awareness and culture. It has always been keen to print and promote publications and books specialized in the field of disability in line with its mission to spread sound scientific culture and raise awareness of disability and its risks and the need to limit its aggravation.
Perhaps one of the most prominent indications of SCHS’s interest in books and urging community members to read is organizing the Used Book Festival since 2006. It aims at enhancing the value and importance of books, facilitating its acquisition at reasonable prices, developing the spirit of volunteerism work among community members and institutions, and providing financial revenues in an innovative way that contributes to the continuous improvement of the reality of services provided to people with disabilities and highlight the issues of their human rights.
The impressions of visitors to the pavilion confirmed the success of SCHS's distinguished participation in the 41st session of the Sharjah International Book Fair. They confirmed their satisfaction with the interactive experience with the 60-second series, wishing SCHS continued progress and prosperity.