May 16, 2019

Under the theme "Empowerment for a Secure and Sustainable Future", Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS) has issued its Sustainability Report for 2018 in accordance with the principles of the United Nations Global Compact, General Reporting Initiative-G4. The report highlights SCHS's efforts and achievements in providing services to people with disabilities and adherence to the principles of community responsibility 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, has confirmed that since its establishment in 1979, SCHS has been striving to reduce the causes of disability throughout early intervention, raising awareness, and empowering persons with disabilities according to the best practices.  These practices enabled persons with disabilities from receiving education, rehabilitation, and job placement services, which made them active members in the society.

She said, “SCHS aims at achieving sustainable development objectives by working hard.  SCHS is constantly looking for means that have positive and real impact on persons with disabilities, their families, and the entire community”.

The General Director of SCHS has pointed out that in order to achieve sustainable development objectives, which corresponds to Sharjah Government and UAE vision for 2030, SCHS has begun serious work in order to have a direct and active role in achieving sustainable development in three main aspects, which are (Economy, Environment, and Social Life).

“Since its establishment for decades ago, SCHS has been setting strategic plans, programs, projects, and initiatives in order to empower persons with disabilities and overcome any barriers that stands in their way of reaching independent living.  This enabled them to face any challenges or changes that may come into their way.  In the same time, SCHS will continue to achieve good life standards for persons with disabilities in order to increase their self-confidence and ensure their safety, which will make them active members in the society”, added the Director General of SCHS.

Her Highness Sheikha Jameela bint Mohammed Al Qasimi has pointed out the importance of the positive and constructive cooperation between institutes of common interest for development in general.  Therefore, SCHS works to consolidate the relationships of cooperation with its strategic partners, who believe in the importance of cooperation in local, regional, and international levels.

She considered Sustainability Report for 2018 another addition to SCHS long record of achievements that corresponds to United Arab Emirates sustainable development objectives.  It is an honor that SCHS and its students received so many awards and honoring.  For instance, SCHS received an honoring from UAE Pioneers.  SCHS won Sharjah Award for Voluntary Work, for Voluntary Opportunities Industry.  SCHS also won the first place in Sharjah Environment Awareness Award.  On the other hand, a number of SCHS students won several awards in a variety of fields including memorizing the Holy Quran, Educational Excellence, Mathematics, Special Olympic, and Arts.

The General Director paid tribute to SCHS teamwork, who has been working in order for organization to become a leader in the region.  Special thanks went to SCHS strategic partners and sponsors who are cooperating with SCHS in order to deliver its message to all members of society.

Ms. Khadija Ahmed Bamakhramah, SCHS Planning and Follow-up Officer, has confirmed that this is SCHS 3rd Sustainability Report. It addresses the fundamental issues related to the economy, the environment, society, and governance in order to familiarize the concerned parties with SCHS performance and practices regarding sustainability.

She has pointed out that the report reviews the performance of sustainability in SCHS. It targets all groups of stakeholders as SCHS is committed to preparing an annual report on sustainability performance. This report comes after the publication of the first sustainability report for 2016 and the second for 2017. The report corresponds to the new standards of (G4) of the reporting framework developed by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) at the core level of the Global Reporting Initiative.