QNET-Rashid Centre

Students, teachers from Rashid Centre to visit Kuala Lumpur

By Jamil Khan @ The Gulf Today-Sharjah, Feb 12, 2014

DUBAI: A group of students with special needs from Rashid Centre for the Disabled are going to Kuala Lumpur as part of the cultural exchange programme.
The programme “Nurturing Children’s Creativity and Talents” has been devised by the QNET firm as part of their recently global initiative “Touching a Billion Hearts” started last year. The firm is one of Asia’s most prominent direct selling companies with its regional headquarters in the UAE, together with Rashid Centre which provides high quality, integrated education services and therapies for children with special needs and chose the centre as part of their local partner.Image
The cross-cultural student exchange programme was announced in a press conference held at the centre on Tuesday, and it was attended by Sheikh Juma Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, board member and one of its founders, Maryam Othman, director-general and Khaled Diab, regional general manager of QNET Mena.
The students along with four of their teachers from the Rashid Centre will visit Taarana School in Kuala Lumpur from Feb.16-22, and attend a number of cultural activities.
Addressing the gathering, Diab said, “QNET has always had a soft spot for children with special needs. We want to support them and help them nurture their natural talents and creativity. We are sponsoring eight “Rashid Stars”, the group of young performers from the Centre, to have a one-of-a-kind discovery of Malaysia. They will be accompanied by their teachers and nurses.”
Taarana is QNET’s school for special children in Malaysia, and through the exchange programme it will showcase a special UAE dance, as the children will learn and enjoy a different culture experience throughout a diversified programme with exciting activities and explorations.
The students will have dance sessions with Taarana children performing a Malaysian traditional choreography and Rashid Centre’s children performing a UAE traditional choreography. During the trip, the two groups will exchange their choreography techniques with each other.
Besides sightseeing, the children will express their creative talents and attend a painting and hand craft workshop that is prepared for them, wherein every child from Taarana and every child from Rashid Centre will prepare a special art gift for a chosen friend.
Othman said that “we are keen to give them quality experiences to develop their skills, talents and help improve their adaptation with others. QNET is giving us this wonderful opportunity to allow our kids to be in touch with their fellows at Taraana School and exchange their talents and knowledge. We are all looking forward to this exceptional programme that will enrich UAE students’ lives and open up a world of travel and cross-cultural experiences for them,” she added.

~ by jamilkhan on February 12, 2014.

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