On Sunday, March 13th, 2011, Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services’s Vocational Rehabilitation & Training Depart organized av(Bakhor), incense, workshop.
The workshop targeted students who graduated from SCHS's Vocational Rehabilitation & Training Depart and their families. The event, which is part of SCHS’s “Productive Families Program”, is conducted in coordination with Sharjah Social Service Department.
It aims at motivating parents to help their disabled children to work at home and refine their skills accordingly. Due to the limited number of vacancies or job opportunities SCHS's Vocational Rehabilitation & Training Department encouraged graduates from SCHS to take part in the “Productive Families Program”.
Mr. Amjad Tawhee said: "The program is designed to keep SCHS's graduates occupied with mini projects to produce wages and advance skills until they find suitable jobs". The program includes 14 families who participated in the first bakhor workshop. There are additional activities such as nutrition, accessories, wax, textile, and ceramic workshops. The program, moreover, provides graduates with the raw material and anything they might need for their industry. In addition, SCHS will organize many exhibitions in order to market these products. This will also provide a decent income for these families.
Mrs. Mai Mohsin Ahmed, an Art Teacher at SCHS, said that the main focus of this program is to motivate handicapped persons to get involved in mini projects that can be ran from home. "We are insisting on making this program work through dedication and strategic planning. We want each graduate to work according to his ability. It is an innovative way of creating new jobs. It is, also, a clever way to raise the awareness of people with disabilities who have rights to work". A volunteer, Ayash Said, supervised the training and provided the families with all the necessary information to continue the production of this product.
Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS) is a non-profit organization located in the United Arab Emirates who aims at providing education, advocacy, and independence for people with disabilities under the General Directorship of Sheikha Jameela bint Mohammed Al Qasimi.
To know more about it, please visit http://www.schs.ae