Wed 09-05-2018 21:39 PM
ABU DHABI, 9th May, 2018 (WAM) — The Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs, ZHO, and Al Ain University of Science and Technology have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, to promote cooperation, partnerships and joint projects in the areas of education, scientific research and community interaction, as well as to develop and improve their services for people of determination in Abu Dhabi, to empower them and integrate them into the community.
The MoU was signed by Abdullah Abdul ‘Alali Al-Humaidan, Secretary-General of the ZHO, and Dr. Ghaleb Awad Al Refae, President of Al Ain University.
According to the MoU, which is valid for four years, the university will provide specialist bachelor’s degree subjects for people of determination that will fit their academic interests and abilities while the ZHO will print academic curriculums in braille for blind students at the university.
The university’s faculty will also conduct specialist research in caring for and rehabilitating people of determination for the ZHO, as agreed by both parties while the ZHO will help the university’s researchers to conduct their scientific studies. Both parties will work on setting development and diagnostic standards and create academic and psychological tests that are necessary for the ZHO’s work.
Both parties will also work on developing appropriate curriculums and academic programmes to educate, train and rehabilitate the ZHO’s students, as well as to exchange knowledge and cooperate in conducting various scientific research between the university’s faculty and the ZHO’s researchers.
The university will provide free training for the ZHO’s employees while the ZHO, through its field training and volunteering opportunities, will prepare the university’s students in their agreed specialisations. Both sides will organise joint activities, training workshops and events in various areas of Abu Dhabi, to educate local communities while focussing on people of determination category, their families and their communities.
WAM/Tariq alfaham/Hassan Bashir