Her Excellency Sheikha Jamila bint Muhammad Al Qasimi confirmed that the virtual auction "Sunbul Al-Haba" is not just an ordinary auction. It is rather a doubling of the wages, support and mutual giving among members of society. It is a form of social responsibility, in which participants contribute to the support of educational and training services provided by Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS) in accordance with the best and latest international practices for its students with disabilities.
She said, “Al-Wafa School for Capacity Development serves people with intellectual disabilities. The largest number of beneficiaries in SCHS are members in Al-Wafa School in its two branches, “Yarmouk and Ramla”. She noted that the proceeds of the auction, which included distinctive paintings by artists with disabilities, SCHS workers and volunteers, would go to its rightful place in supporting education and empowerment of persons with intellectual disabilities and providing them with modern means and technologies.
The Director General of SCHS has praised the Emirati artist, Mozah Abdullah. She contributed two paintings in the auction, one of which sold an amount of (40,000) Dirhams. She is one of the distinguished artists. She was able, within a short period, to improve the quality of her paintings that she draws with her feet. Her Excellency Sheikha Jamila has confirmed her great admiration for her creative works, her passion for drawing and her determination to learn and develop.
She praised the great efforts made by the Arts for All Center "Falaj". The Center develop and enhance the skills and capabilities of its affiliated artists with disabilities in various fields of creativity, such as theatre, acting, music, singing, drawing and plastic arts.
She also highly valued the participation of the Emirati plastic artist, Dr. Najat Makki, in the auction. She presented and explained to visitors the participating artworks. She highlighted the deep meanings of the topics and the method of using colors.
These were the words of Her Excellency Sheikha Jamila Al Qasimi at the opening of the virtual auction "Sanabel Al Mahaba", which Al-Wafa School for Capacity Development organized on Wednesday, January 19, 2022. A number of public figures, directors of institutions and SCHS officials were present at the opening ceremony. This reflects their great understanding of social responsibility.
Artist Najat Makki has confirmed that artists with disabilities present distinguished artworks in terms of the chosen topics and the method of drawing. This is because of the great support from SCHS, and unlimited support from Her Excellency Sheikha Jamila bint Muhammad Al Qasimi, who offers everything to support them.
Makki has praised SCHS's efforts to consolidate the principles of social responsibility, promote the values of volunteerism, initiative, social innovation, and raise awareness of the rights of persons with disabilities in all fields.
For her part, the Emirati engineer and calligrapher, Maryam Al Balushi, participated in explaining the Arabic calligraphy paintings with the movement of the letter, its aesthetics, and the accuracy of its writing and implementation.
The auction witnessed a welcoming speech delivered by Dr. Asma Al Darmaki, Director of the Kallba branch. She introduced SCHS's history and the educational and training programs it offers to persons with disabilities in accordance with international best practices.
After that, everyone watched a short video showing the stages of preparing the paintings created by artists with disabilities, volunteers and workers in SCHS. Then, the Awareness Program Officer at the General Administration of Sharjah Police Abdul Latif Al-Qadi presented the auction activities. He also embodied the character of the "Little Policeman” along with Ms. Amna Ibrahim Al-Amiri from Masarat Center for Development and Empowerment.
The paintings participating in the auction were the creation of artists with disabilities from the Art for All Center “Falaj”. They are Moza Abdullah, Iman Mustafa, Ammar Dahab, Maryam Gomaa, and Fatima Salem.
In addition, there were some paintings of volunteers such as the Emirati artist and calligrapher Fatima Salem Rashid Al Dhanhani, Emirati engineer and calligrapher Maryam Al Balushi, drawing teacher at Al Amal School for the Deaf Muhammad Abu Zahra. Moreover, Mr. Abdel Qader Ahmed from the Department of Corporate Communication in SCHS, and drawing teacher at Al Wafa School for Capacity Development Mrs. Intisar Al Dhaheri had significant contribution as well.
His Excellency Sheikh Khalid bin Essam bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation in the Emirate of Sharjah, has bought the painting of artist Maryam Juma, the painting of calligrapher Maryam Al Balushi, and the painting of calligrapher Fatima Al Dhanhani. Her Excellency Sheikha Nawar bint Ahmed Al Qasimi, Director of Sharjah Art Foundation, has bought the painting of artist Iman Mustafa.
Mrs. Thuraya Al-Sabri, Director of Support Services Department in the Executive Office of Her Excellency Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi has bought the painting of the artist Moza Abdullah, the painting of the artist Fatima Salem and the painting of Ms. Intisar Al Dhaheri. On the other hand, Engineer Fathi Jaber Afana, Chairman of the Board of Directors of "Fast Building Contracting Company", has bought the painting of the artist Ammar Dahab and the painting of the volunteer Maryam Al Zaabi. As for Dr. Asma Al Darmaki, Director of SCHS Branch in Kallba, she bought the painting of the artist, Moza Abdullah. Mr. Adel Al-Awadi, Director of Human Resources in SCHS, has bought the painting of the teacher at Al-Amal School for the Deaf, Muhammad Bu Zahra.
The virtual auction "Sanabel Al-Mahabah" made 257,000 dirhams proceeds. SCHS will allocate this money to support the educational and training programs offered to persons with disabilities at Al-Wafa School for Capacity Development.