Dubai Cares improves the learning environment at Senses Residential and Day Care for Special Needs


Dubai, United Arab Emirates: In an effort to ensure a healthy learning environment for determined individuals, Dubai Cares, a civil society organization officially associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications, has announced its support for Senses Residential and Day Care for Special Needs by providing essential antibacterial furniture that will help improve student well-being and safety. The extensive furniture mix at Senses includes antibacterial flooring solutions, curtains and antimicrobial chairs and desks.

Medical grade antibacterial flooring has been installed in all classrooms and therapy rooms along with antibacterial curtains to reduce infection rates and eliminate any potential health risks.

Additionally, around 100 antimicrobial chairs and desks previously donated to Dubai Cares by Isku, a Finnish furniture manufacturer, have been directed to Senses, to create a cleaner, healthier and safer environment for students to study and learn. flourish.

Speaking about Dubai Cares’ support to Senses Residential and Day Care for Special Needs, Abdulla Ahmed Alshehhi, Chief Operating Officer of Dubai Cares, said, “Determined people are often more prone to health issues. Therefore, providing them with a nurturing and safe environment is essential for their health and well-being, as well as for their academic performance. We are delighted to once again extend our support to Senses Residential and Day Care for Special Needs, which stems from our belief that determined children and young people should not be left behind.

Joonas Vikström, Head of ISKU Middle East, said, “We are very impressed with the impact Senses Residential and Day Care for Special Needs is creating in the Gulf region. By ensuring the quality of the learning environment with improved ergonomics, healthy materials and antimicrobial features, we protect the health and well-being of students. Health and safety combined with the joy of learning is exactly what we all want. »

This support is part of Volunteer Emirates, a grassroots volunteering initiative by Dubai Cares that rallies the UAE community throughout the year to donate their time to the educational cause. The initiative aims to improve the learning environments of UAE-based non-profit schools by renovating classrooms and installing necessary items and equipment with the support of local volunteers.

Senses Residential and Day Care for Special Needs (Senses) is a non-profit organization based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and the first residential care facility in the Middle East, dedicated to improving the quality of life of people determined. The center provides 24/7 care for children with unique needs who require special therapies, providing them with rehabilitation and education programs, as well as a nurturing environment where they can develop new skills and improve their abilities.


About Dubai Cares:

Since its inception in 2007, Dubai Cares, part of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has worked to provide children and young people in developing countries with access to quality education through the design and funding of programs that aim to be impactful, sustainable and scalable. To date, the UAE-based global philanthropic organization has successfully launched education programs reaching more than 21 million beneficiaries in 60 developing countries.

Dubai Cares plays a key role in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, which aims to ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning for all. by 2030, by supporting early childhood development programmes, access to quality primary schools and secondary education, technical and vocational education and training for young people as well as a particular focus on education in emergencies and protracted crises. Additionally, Dubai Cares takes a strategic approach to improving student enrollment and learning outcomes through an integrated school health and nutrition model comprised of school-based deworming, school feeding and WASH activities ( water, sanitation and hygiene) in schools.

Dubai Cares is a member of the United Nations Department of Global Communications (UN DGC), as well as a non-governmental organization registered with IACAD, the regulatory body for charitable activities in Dubai. The UAE-based global philanthropic organization is authorized to raise funds through direct donations and fundraising campaigns, as well as handling all permit approvals with IACAD.

Volunteering is a powerful tool for Dubai Cares to engage people in addressing development challenges. Dubai Cares unites the entire UAE community through a wide range of volunteering and outreach initiatives related to its global mandate.

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