May 27, 2019

The students of Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS) won the Environmental Drawing Competition 2019, which Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) organized in Dubai. The student Asmaa Zaabi won the first place.  Mohammed Abdul Fattah and Alia Ali were able to win the first runner-up.  The student Yousef came second.   Wajih Radwan won the third place.  

Mrs. Entisar Mohammed Al-Dhaheri, an Art Teacher at Al Wafaa School for Capacity Development, has praised the deserved winning of SCHS students, who take part in this contest every year.

She said, “Since its inception 40 years ago, SCHS has been sponsoring all kinds of arts.  SCHS was the first institution to incorporate arts in the service of persons with disabilities throughout the establishment of Emirates Special Arts Group in Sharjah in 1995.  In addition, SCHS was the first to deploy Music Therapy Programs to educate persons with intellectual disability”.

She added, “SCHS established Arts Creativity Group for Persons with Disabilities independently to complete the efforts of Emirates Special Arts Group in 2010.  In 2017, SCHS established Arts for All Centre to continue its successful journey in this field”.

She pointed out that SCHS students innovate in arts every year under the supervision of their teachers.  They always compete in local, regional, and international contests, which reflects SCHS great care to its students with disabilities.  SCHS offers those students necessary services according to the best practices worldwide.

For her turn, Mrs. Habiba Al Marashi, Chairperson of Emirates Environmental Group said during the Awarding Ceremony of winners, "This year's drawing competition was special due to the implementation of goals 5, 7, 11, 13 and 15 of the Sustainable Development Goals, which addressed topics such as clean energy, cities and sustainable communities, climate work, and life on earth".

She pointed out that the contest in 2019 has witnessed the largest participation rate ever by schools since the launching of the program in 2004.  More than 566 schools with over 162,000 students took part in the competition.  Mrs. Habiba thanked everyone with hopes of more success in the future.