Sharjah: The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) and Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS) have signed a sponsorship agreement to enhance communication, cooperation, and partnership between the two organizations. The collaboration also aims to provide a superior quality of life for individuals with disabilities associated with SCHS as well as deliver exceptional services that align with the best international practices.

The agreement was signed on Tuesday at the Chamber's headquarters by HE Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), and HE Mona Abdul Karim Al Yafei, Director of Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS).

Present at the signing ceremony were HE Mohammad Ahmed Amin Al Awadi, Director-General of Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), Heba Essa Khalifa Al Hamrani, Director of the Administrative and Financial Affairs Department at SCHS, Maryam Saif Al Shamsi, Assistant General Director, Support Services Sector, SCCI, and Abdul Aziz Shattaf, Assistant Director-General for the Communications and Business Sector, SCCI.

Under the sponsorship agreement, the two parties will work together to reinforce their existing relationship and bolster their partnership to support the rehabilitation process. This process plays a crucial role in empowering individuals with disabilities, enabling them to attain independence, and participate in their communities through rehabilitation and employment. The partnership also encourages employees from both entities to volunteer and participate in community activities and events organized at Sharjah Humanitarian City.

HE Abdullah Sultan Al Owais expressed his enthusiasm for the agreement, stating that the Sharjah Chamber is committed to promoting social responsibility values through various programs and initiatives, particularly those supporting individuals with disabilities. This partnership is meant to enhance their quality of life, empower them, and integrate them into society, thus contributing to the Emirate of Sharjah's qualitative initiatives and efforts.

"Under the valuable patronage of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, considerable attention is given to persons with disabilities. This focus has led to the active participation and integration of this important segment of society, granting them their full rights and resulting in numerous significant accomplishments at both local and international levels," Al Owais said.

For her part, HE Mona Abdul Karim Al Yafei commended the Sharjah Chamber's efforts and its prompt response in signing the sponsorship contract. She emphasized that this agreement will strengthen cooperation between the two parties, working together to provide quality services for individuals with disabilities.

Al Yafei noted that the existing collaboration between SCHS and the Chamber has yielded numerous positive outcomes, thanks to their dedication and prioritization of society's interests. This aligns with the directives of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. Throughout the years of fruitful cooperation, the Sharjah Chamber has consistently supported the programs and activities offered by SCHS to its students with disabilities and their parents.

The agreement encompasses provisions to offer support for services, devices, and technologies, as well as funding for educational services and programs provided to SCHS-affiliated students. Furthermore, the agreement includes a sign language training course for the Chamber's employees, awareness lectures on interacting with individuals with disabilities, and consultation services on the spatial preparation of buildings to ensure accessibility for persons with disabilities, in cooperation with the Assistive Technology Center team.


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