On Thursday, October 10, 2019, Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS) signed a memorandum with the Hashemite University in order to develop the services offered to persons with disabilities according to international practices. This is part of SCHS efforts to consolidate the relationships of cooperation with local, regional, and international bodies for the benefit of persons with disabilities.
Her Highness Sheikha Jameela bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Vice President of Supreme Council for Family Affairs & Director General of SCHS, signed on behalf of Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services, while Dr. Kamal Al-Din Bani Hani, President of the University, signed on behalf of the Hashemite University. This will achieve the common vision between the two parties, improve the quality of services offered to persons with disabilities, and develop cooperation in academic researching, training, and diagnostic fields.
The memorandum calls for encouraging visits of the cadres working in both institutions, giving lectures in addition to coordinating programs and share experiences and knowledge necessary to create training programs and curricula for children with disabilities.
The cooperation includes the exchange of books, publications, scientific information, curricula and textbooks. They will establish a joint research teams in the field of special education.
The memorandum includes encouraging international refereed conferences, specialized seminars on pre-agreed topics, cooperation in scientific research centers, joint authoring, dissemination of approved researches in refereed journals and exchange of theses and dissertations.
On this occasion, Dr. Kamal Al-Din Bani Hani, President of the Hashemite University, has confirmed after touring SCHS accompanied by the Jordanian delegation, which also included Dean of Queen Rania College for Childhood Dr. Khulood Dababneh and the Associate Professor and the Head of Special Education Department Dr. Iman Al-Zboun that SCHS offers the most advanced services in the world. He praised the variety of educational techniques offered to students with disabilities in order to develop their skills in every area of life.
He also praised the leading role of SCHS in advocating, including, and empowering persons with disabilities as well as raising people’s awareness in order to reflect a bright image of persons with disabilities, integrate them into society, and improve the quality of their life.
For her part, Her Highness Sheikha Jameela has confirmed SCHS restless efforts in order to consolidate the relationships of cooperation with local, regional, and international bodies.
She said, “We are looking forward to cooperate with the Hashemite University not only in special education but also in every field that may produce the best results for persons with disabilities, the community of United Arab Emirates, and the Arab world”.
She pointed out that Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services has opened its doors since its establishment to students from all countries without considering the differences in race or religion because it considers humanity the core foundation of its work.
The Director General of SCHS hopes to have successful cooperation between SCHS and the Hashemite University and repeating such visits in the future.
The Jordanian delegation visited earlier the University of Sharjah, the new building of Masarat Center for Development and Empowerment, and the Resources Center for Students with Disabilities. SCHS established this center five years ago as an independent establishment specialized in persons with disabilities issues upon the instructions of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.