Jul 8, 2019

The 341 issue of Al Manal E-Magazine for July 2019, which is part of Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS) publications, released.  Her Highness Sheikha Jameela bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Vice President of Supreme Council for Family Affairs & Director General of SCHS, is the chief editor. The publication aims at educating the Arab family, providing it with information, theoretical, and applied knowledge as well as training programs and raising their health awareness.

The “Research and Studies” section included an article about (dyslexia) and its causes by Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Muhajj. We read about Islam point of view of persons with disabilities by Dr. Muhannad Salah Al-Azza. Ms. Nada Al-Qasabi, prepared a material about (Underachievement students), the causes and treatment. We read a study on children with dyspraxia knowledge By Prof. Rania Al-Sawy Abdo Abdul-Qawi.  Mr. Mohammed Walid Abdul-Hassib Al-Shamali has written an article about improving the daily life skills of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

In “Assistive Technology” section, we learn about Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services initiatives in Sharjah Government Platform in GITEX.  Mr. Mohamed Abu Taleb recognizes a number of applications for smart phones that benefit persons with visual impairment. Ms. Carrie Aimes, Member of Muscular Dystrophy UK, talks about the top 10 applications that support people with disabilities.

In Al Manal “Culture and Literature” section, we read an article by the editor-in-chief Her Highness Sheikha Jameela bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Vice President of Supreme Council for Family Affairs & Director General of SCHS, on the best practices for further integration and enrichment.  Mr. Hazem Dahi Shehadeh has written a film review on (Stars above Earth).  Mr. Saeed Ramadan Ali has written a detailed review of the story of the Egyptian writer Widad Maarouf (Rose oil and other things).  Mr. Alaa Mahfouz asks is the famous soap opera Bab Al Hara blind character an Angel or Devil?

The new issue of Al Manal is rich with good materials such as the interview made by Mervat Al Khatib with the Director General of SCHS who confirmed that SCHS was able to allocate Zakat money to develop and improve the services offered to persons with disabilities.

Al Manal “Activities and Events” section is full of news.  First, SCHS organizes the closing ceremony of the academic year 2018 – 2019 under the title (From heart to heart).  Her Highness Sheikha Jameela bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Vice President of Supreme Council for Family Affairs & Director General of SCHS, meets with the orphans of Sharjah Foundation for Social Empowerment.  SCHS receives His Excellence Jeon Yong Wook, the Consul General of the Republic of South Korea in Dubai and the Northern Emirates as part of SCHS 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. Gulf Medical Projects Company donates 200.000 Dirhams to support the services, which SCHS offers to its students with disabilities in every area of life.  SCHS students win Environmental Drawing competition.  We read also about SCHS accomplishments in the previous academic year.

In “Social Issues” section, we read an important article about the marriage of persons with disabilities by Ms. Raya Aljader.  Al Manal published the UNICEF report on the harsh conditions caused by the Syrian war for children with disabilities in this issue.  Mr. Hisham Kattami translated a material about accessible tourism for all from international perspective.  Mr. Mazen Quqas translated a material by Zeiva El Kashif entitled How to talk to your child about disability (5 to 8 years).

The “Life” section includes a report by Mrs. Kelly Knox, an activist in the field of disability, and a model in which she asks: is disability silenced in the fashion world? Mr. Mohammed Nabulsi translated this article. We read by Ms. Duaa Aldridi about the story of the success of the integrated student Aya Walid.  We read by Mr. Rami Magdi about Reggio Emilia and pioneering experience in early childhood education.

As usual, we read in “Opinion” section a call by Silvana Lakkis' for a qualitative human rights shift.  Dr. Abdul Aziz Al – Failakawi has written about the importance of sports for persons with disabilities.  Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Muharj has written about the difference between qualitative research and quantitative research methodologies.  Her Excellency the Editor-in-Chief has written about talking about disability, the theme of the 29th Al Amal Camp in Sharjah.