Sheikha Jameela bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Vice President of Sharjah Family Supreme Council and Director General of Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS), a non-profit organization located in the United Arab Emirates who aims at providing education, advocacy, and independence for people with disabilities, commenced the Ninth Charitable Bazar along with The School of Creative Sciences (Ebdaa) on Wednesday, March 9th, 2011.
SCHS will allocate a part of the revenues to continue providing services for people with disabilities, the remaining portion of the revenues will go to the Supportive Committee of Sharjah Family Supreme Council, established to improve the services of the health sector in the Emirate of Sharjah.
The opening ceremony was attended by Mr. Waled Ramadan, The School of Creative Sciences (Ebdaa) Principal, Mr. Jihad Abdel Qader, Head of SCHS's Finance Department, Ms. Moza Al Ali, Representing Sharjah Educational Zone, and parents. Mrs. Rafidah Hejja, Head of the Arabic Department, gave a speech on behalf of Mr. Salah Bu Khatr, Chairman of The School of Creative Sciences, to welcome visitors. The student Maroa Oeis was the host of the ceremony.
The first performance was by fourth grade female students, who chanted a song about Arabic language. Another performance by the student Ayash Zahead was about the Islamic sayings of music. The act was performed in English. Sheikha Jameela appreciated Ebdaa School work in organizing this Bazar as a regular event.
The Bazar has many humanitarian under tones and cultural and educational values such as emphasizing the concept of voluntarily work to youth. Sheikha Jameela was very happy to see visitors, especially students, interact positively in the Bazar. This year's Bazar has a variety of products and activities that attracted visitors in large numbers.
Mrs. Nadia abu Asbah, who is in charge of the Bazar, provided Sheikha Jameela with a tour on the different sections of the Bazar. Mr. Waled remarks about the event were insightful. He said: "The Bazar plays a vital role in emphasizing the concept of voluntarily work to youth. It encourages people to support people with disabilities. It is our responsibility to advance our society". He advised other charities and corporations to follow the lead of the School of Creative Sciences and SCHS.
According to Ms. Maryam Said Radwan, Activities Coordinator in Ebdaa School, the participation of the public this year is enormous. Activities such as photography, painting, and acting were included. Products include handmade crafts, souvenirs, toys, and stories for children.
The Bazar is motivating visitors to provide assistant to those who need it. Mr. Jihad Abdel Qader affirmed that the Bazar's has had a significant since its inception. Ebdaa School cares very much about providing financial support for those with disabilities and supporting the work of SCHS. He thanked Mr. Salah Bu Khatr and the school's administration for their great trust and support to SCHS. He also thanked parents, Sharjah Educational Zone, and the Ministry of Education for approving the happening. Nadia abu Asbah pointed out that the schools efforts to raise students' awareness regarding issues about the disabled through activities like the morning lineup and other activities. Thankfully, students' response to these stimulations is great. Friday will be dedicated to the schools administrators and staff. Nadia hopes that other schools organize similar activities.