On Wednesday January 5, 2022, Her Excellency Sheikha Jamila bint Muhammad Al Qasimi, Director General of Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS), and Dr. Fahad Muhammad Al Nimri, CEO of Ynmo Foundation, signed an agreement for partnership and cooperation to create an advanced electronic platform.
The platform provides a digital environment that helps the educational and administrative body to manage and develop individual plans for students with disabilities and to follow them accurately. In addition, it facilitate and accelerate work through automating standards and tests, and continue improvement of the efficient, high quality educational and rehabilitation services provided by SCHS and its easy access.
This partnership is part of SCHS’s efforts to keep up with the latest global practices in the field of digital and technological education and ease of access for persons with disabilities and their parents. This is in line with SCHS strategy and leadership in this field.
Through the platform, specialists will assess the level of utilization by students with disabilities and their families using an advanced scientific methodology. They will develop and build individual educational and rehabilitation plans within a short time using artificial intelligence algorithms. Then, they will provide results and reports. They will follow up on the student’s developmental scale through tracking panels, communicating with the family, and activating its role towards education and rehabilitation of students.
The Saudi company (Ynmo) provides a range of advisory and technical services that contribute to facilitating the access of children with disabilities and their families to appropriate care services at an early age. Ynmo does this through a comprehensive set of standardized early detection tools that are exclusive. Ynmo's experts are also working with government and legislative agencies in a number of Arab countries to ensure the quality of services provided to children with disabilities and ease of access.
Therefore, Her Excellency Sheikha Jamila bint Muhammad Al Qasimi has appreciated the cooperation with Ynmo Company and its expertise in this field. Her Excellency has confirmed that digital transformation is a driving force for achieving innovative, comprehensive and sustainable growth that SCHS attaches great importance to; and works with partners locally, regionally and globally to develop this growth in order to achieve the best results for people with disabilities and their families as well as those working with them.
She said, “The educational and rehabilitation process requires great skills and efforts. Since its inception, SCHS has witnessed many important transformations in the field of digital development. For example, SCHS has automated many internal systems to facilitate its work”.
With the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020, SCHS was a pioneer in adopting a distance education policy through its electronic platform and educational and training videos. It made all efforts to ensure the success of the experiment by training teachers and setting goals according to individual plans. SCHS prepared educational and training videos appropriate for each disability. It also prepared an electronic platform for parents to benefit from the recorded clips and to communicate with specialists.
For his part, Dr. Fahad Al-Nimri, CEO of Ynmo, was so happy to cooperate with SCHS. He said, "This partnership is consistent with the tireless efforts made by Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services to provide high-quality educational services for people with disabilities."
He also highly appreciated the programs offered by SCHS and the professionalism of its workers. He praised the influential role it plays on the local, Arab and global levels. After a tour in some departments and classes accompanied by Ms. Mona Abdel Karim Al-Yafei, SCHS Director and a number of officials, he said, "The level that SCHS has reached is a global model. It is very important to spread its experience in educating and training people with disabilities and taking care of their families as partners and an important element of success”.