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Oct 19 2011

HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Dalmook Bin Juma Al Maktoum and HH Sheikh Rashed Bin Dalmook Bin Juma Al Maktoum accept Royal Patronage of Al Noor Training Centre

HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Dalmook Bin Juma Al Maktoum and HH Sheikh Rashed Bin Dalmook Bin Juma Al Maktoum accept Royal Patronage of Al Noor Training Centre
Dubai UAE- Today, HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Dalmook Bin Juma Al Maktoum and HH Sheikh Rashed Bin Dalmook Bin Juma Al Maktoum have accepted Royal Patronage of Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs and made their first official visit to the Centre's purpose built facility in Al Barsha.

Mr. Khalid Al Halyan, Chairman of Al Noor Training Centre, the Board Members, the Director, the students and staff gave the Royal guests the very warm welcome they deserve. HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Dalmook Bin Juma Al Maktoum and HH Sheikh Rashed Bin Dalmook Bin Juma Al Maktoum unveiled their portraits in the Centre's lobby marking their official patronage to Al Noor. The students of Al Noor presented handmade gifts from Smiles n' Stuff - Al Noor's own retail outlet and staged a dance performance to show their remarkable talents.

"Their Highnesses toured the Centre and interacted with the children. They showed great interest in how the training program at the centre is developed and tailored to the needs of each individual child. They have kindly pledged their support to Al Noor" said Isphana Al Khatib the irector of l Noor Training Centre.

HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Dalmook Bin Juma Al Maktoum and HH Sheikh Rashed Bin Dalmook Bin Juma Al Maktoum started early in their philanthropic endeavor by volunteering at Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs through the Rashid School for Boys Afternoon Program which has been taking place for the past 20 years.

HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Dalmook Bin Juma Al Maktoum is a leading member of the ruling family in Dubai, a well-established businessman with international and local investments in real estate, logistics, construction, trading, retail, media, maritime and financial services.

HH has a Bachelor in General Business (majoring in financial services and Economics). His work and personal ethos is a commitment to excellence and as a result, he is well known for being a respected business partner and ambassador for overseas trade relations.

He is the Vice Chairman of MBM Holdings Group.

HH Sheikh Rashed Bin Dalmook Bin Juma Al Maktoum is prominent member of the royal family of Dubai, His Highness is a well-respected businessman with local and international investments in real estate, logistics, and trading. He is the Vice Chairman of August International Investments.

HH is a graduate of American University of Dubai with a bachelor in Business Administration. His commitment to excellence is part of his personal and working ethos, and as such, he has established himself as a respected business partner and an ambassador for overseas trade relations. In addition, he has an excellent record in sports especially in horse riding where he has led the U.A.E to international team victory. His love for sports has seen him in international events, such as "World Equestrian Games in Kentucky, USA on 27th September 2010 winning the team gold medal.

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About Al Noor

Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs is a non-profit organization which falls under the Ministry of Social Affairs. For the past 30 years, Al Noor has been providing high quality professional training to the special needs community in Dubai. In 1981, we started with 8 children and have since grown to a recognized establishment with over 270 students. In 2007, we moved to our own premises in Al Barsha. Our purpose-built facility has been donated to us by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE, Ruler of Dubai and through the benefaction of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein.

The Centre can accommodate up to 300 special children. Our current roster comprises of 270 children from 30 nationalities with various physical and cognitive challenges such as Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and Autism. Al Noor uses a transdisciplinary approach to implement its training programme and in addition to teaching, offers Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Psychological services, Sports and Music. Al Noor also has its own Work Placement Unit which trains students with a capability for open employment.

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