A Glimpse of My Dream

Special needs kids savour ‘A Glimpse of My Dream’ campaign
By Jamil Khan @ The Gulf Today-Sharjah, Mar 09, 2014

DUBAI: “A Glimpse of My Dream”, an initiative to give a chance to children with special needs to learn how to cook pastries and other skills, was recently launched by Centro Barsha and attended by a group of 10 students from Al Noor Centre for Special Needs.
“The world is one big family, and each one of us is responsible for taking care of each other. Centro Barsha believes that donating money to charities is not the only method to assist those in need. In this regard, we launched this two-week campaign to show our commitment to children with special needs,” said Eleni Tsolakou, the general manager of Centro Barsha on the launch of “A Glimpse of My Dream” activity recently.
During the campaign, the kitchen team went to the bakery workshop section of Al Noor School and taught the children and their teachers how to enhance their pastry items. On the 2nd week of the activity, the children got the chance to visit the Centro Barsha Kitchen and get a glimpse of how it feels to be real junior chefs for a day. The smile and the joy on their faces was palpable as they put on the chef uniform.
The activity aimed to provide children with special needs a chance at experiential learning, allowing them to feel that they are no different from anyone else.
Al Noor Training Centre for Children with special needs opened its doors in Dubai on November 21, 1981, starting with only eight children. Currently, the centre serves over 260 children in its purpose-built facility in Al Barsha, where 10 children came to Centro Barsha and had the chance to fulfil part of their dream.
Eleni Tsolakou said , “We at Centro Barsha believe in providing unique assistance that will be remembered for a lifetime, and we are very proud to play a small part in the children’s dreams.”
She added that it was indeed a memorable experience for the children, teachers and for the entire Centro team that participated during the activity. “Centro Barsha will continue to actively participate and create memorable activities that will not only support their financial needs but also provide an experience that will be cherished forever,” she added.
Rushi, one of the students from Al Noor Centre, said: “I love cooking and I love learning new techniques of cooking various meals. Thank you all for giving me this chance. I felt like I am a real famous chef. I want to continue, I want to show the whole world that I love food and that I can cook it.”
Ranjini, a teacher, commented that this activity was a new experience and the children have already enhanced their baking skills through this memorable journey.

~ by jamilkhan on March 9, 2014.

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