‘Thank you Mama’ event held at Rashid Centre
By Jamil Khan @ The Gulf Today-Sharjah, Mar 26, 2015
DUBAI: The students of Rashid Centre for the Disabled organised a day-long event to celebrate Mother’s Day under the banner of “Thank You Mama” where a group of prominent women were also awarded.
The chief guest at the celebration was Sheikh Juma Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Managing Director of the Rashid Centre, while Sheikha Dr Hind Bint Abdul Aziz Al Qasimi along with differently-abled children and their mothers were part of the event.
The event was also attended by several female media personalities, celebrities, businesswomen and philanthropists included Madiha Muarej, Ilham Chahine, Somaya El Khashab, Fatima Al-Jassem, Batool Arafa, and many more.
As part of celebrations, a group of students presented a musical performance to express their gratitude towards mothers, while other groups performed dance and other acts to enthral the audience.
Maryam Othman, Director General of the Centre, welcomed the guests and highlighted the role mothers play, especially those with differently-abled children.
She also highlighted the services of Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, President of the General Women’s Union and Chairwoman of Motherhood and Childhood Supreme Council, also known as ‘Mother of the UAE’.
She said that Mother’s Day celebrations at Rashid Centre was being held especially to honour mothers of disabled children as well as women who have played an inspirational role in society as a sister, mother, wife, friend, business leader, etc.
She thanked Sheikha Hind Bint Abdul Aziz Al Qassimi and Sheikha Fatima Bint Hashim Bin Dalmouk Al Maktoum for gracing the event with their wonderful presence.
Later certificates and gifts were conferred to the prominent mothers.
Nurseries’ kids celebrate Mother’s Day
Al Hikma, a leading distributor of high quality organic and natural skin products in the UAE, and Al Ryadah Nursery, a renowned early learning centre, teamed up to celebrate Mother’s Day with a twist this year.
The nursery decided to go the extra mile and give mothers special attention by hosting activities that include free skin checkups and consultations. Al Hikma also had an open dialogue with mothers to help them address various skin problems and identify solutions. The company said this will bring benefit to all mothers, especially with the approaching hot weather.
Mothers of kids from Al Ryadah Nursery enjoyed free check-ups by Al Hikma specialists and cosmetics experts.
“It is important to help mothers tackle their skin issues before the onset of summer. We feel that this campaign provided the ideal opportunity to spotlight women’s skin problems and solutions.
“It is true that moms are on duty 24/7 and play multiple roles as cooks, nurses, teachers, cleaners and drives, among other jobs,” said Ratiba Ayad, Vinoderm Brand Manager.
“Apart from conveying gratitude to mothers, the move is in response to the growing need to raise awareness of increased risk of skin issues. Mothers tend to be very busy, especially working mothers and it is very important to be alert about protecting their skin and checking for changes despite their busy schedule,” added Ayyad.
Soumia Moussa Al Ryadah Nursery Manager said: “We are very keen to salute the most important person in our lives. We have celebrated Mother’s Day with a twist this year instead of the conventional flowers and cards. We have decided to offer the mommies of our children some health related services, skin tests and advice on maintaining a radiant skin, especially with the change in weather in the UAE.