Rashid Centre Children @ Rotana

Special needs students trained

By Jamil Khan @ The Gulf Today-Sharjah, Feb 07, 2014

DUBAI: A group of eight students with special needs from Rashid Centre for the Disabled have completed their six-month work training at three Rotana hotels as part of the ongoing partnership between the two institutions that was initiated since 2009.
The life-changing and learning experience that the group of students had been undergoing was completed at the Villa Rotana, Rihab Rotana and Rimal Rotana this week.Image
The students have been trained in order to acquire vocational skills to help them in the future with better job opportunities when they graduate from the centre.
This hotels initiative, a first-of-its-kind humanitarian project initiated in the UAE in 2009,  was launched with an aim to open the door to specialised training of special needs students. Each year, the project receives in each of the three hotels, between three and six Rashid Centre students selected by the Centre’s management to receive six to eight months of training under the supervision of the Centre’s social assistance cell and the human resource department of the hotels.
Kinan Al Ghraoui, general-manager of Villa Rotana, Rihab Rotana and Rimal Rotana, on the completion of the first batch said that five years have passed already and they still have much to do with Rashid Centre students.
“Villa Rotana, Rihab Rotana and Rimal Rotana are always committed to support young students with special needs and familiarise them with the real work environment,” he added.
Following the completion of the first group, a new group of Rashid Centre students will join the training programme at Villa Rotana, Rihab Rotana and Rimal Rotana.
Each year after their graduation, the hotel will organise a ceremony where all the participants receive a graduation certificate from Rotana Hotels and Resorts.
This year’s graduation ceremony will be held in May to award certificates and it will be attended by the members of Rashid Centre’s board of directors and dignitaries from the society.

~ by jamilkhan on February 7, 2014.

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