Boost in support for differently-abled children



Sharjah, 14 November, 2017


Sharjah Ladies Club Branches (SLCB) and Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS) are strengthening their joint support for differently-abled children by aiming to launch an early detection programme for developmental issues among children at the ten branches of SLCB’s Tala Nursery across the Emirate of Sharjah.


As the entities continue to fulfil and increase their social responsibility towards the community, SCHS experts will conduct training courses for the nurseries’ staff about the most effective early detection methods and the most appropriate educational approaches for those children with less profound issues.


SCHS will also organise periodic examinations for all SLCB nursery children, conducted by speech, auditory and visual perception specialists. Thorough early detection tests will take place at its headquarters, using the most modern medical equipment and practices, and provide SLCB representatives with the results.


As for raising awareness, SCHS will host sessions for parents to help them conduct early detection tests and demonstrate how to follow up through SCHS experts.


Under the terms of the agreement, SLCB will provide SCHS with detailed data of any cases discovered in order to gather as much information as possible on the tests’ process and progress. SLCB nurses will carry out all procedures of the children’s examination with the approval and presence of parents to ensure achieving the best results.


The agreement also means the two parties will exchange field visits to enhance cooperation between nursery teachers and SCHS employees, sharing expertise and taking part in training workshops, conferences and events.


The entities will work together to integrate the children of the Early Intervention Centre in Tala Nursery branches and will host joint events to enhance the integration of differently-abled children with their peers.


Amna Al Shanasi, Manager of SLCB, said: “Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC) offers vibrant community-based services dedicated to providing leisure and educational activities for women and children with the welfare of the family as it core philosophy. Tala Nursery is just one example of its world-class facilities.


“The early detection of developmental issues in children is fundamental to treatment and SCHS’s state-of-the-art facilities and modern technology is perfect for assisting that,” she added.


“The agreement emphasises SLC’s dedication to its social responsibility towards this segment of the community, through forging effective and meaningful partnerships with state entities in Sharjah. We look forward to enhancing collaboration with the SCHS and other institutes to strengthening our services even more,” she noted.


From her part, Her Excellency Mona Abdul Karim Al Yafi, Director of Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services said: “Our highly-qualified medical experts will carry out these advanced diagnosis methods using the latest specialist technology, so that we can analyse the data in each case and provide the best possible childcare and treatment.


“The joint workshops and events between the two sides will allow us to exchange our knowledge, experience and healthcare practices to the raise the bar even further for the high-end services delivered to children both at SLC and SCHS,” she stressed.


In line with vision of the wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA), ten branches of SLC were established across the Emirate of Sharjah, in the Central and Eastern Regions at Khorfakkan, Kalba, Dibba Al Hisn, Wadi Al Helo, Al Dhaid, Mleiha, Al Bataeh, Al Hamriya, Al Thamid and Al Madam.


The branches deliver premium cultural, social and recreational services, as well as high profile sporting events, that align with SLC’s vision, mission and dedication to providing women and their children with state-of-the-art facilities in a safe environment that will develop their talents, elevate their skills and help them meet their aspirations.



Photo caption:

  1. Her Excellency Mona Abdul Karim Al Yafi, Director of Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services and Amna Al Shanasi, Manager of SLCB.
  2. Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services logo.


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