The Emirates NBD Unity Run proudly supports two exceptional centres of excellence for children and young adults with disabilities, Al Noor Centre for Persons with Disabilities and Senses Centre.
Both centres offer the best professional services in purpose built facilities, they are both outstanding examples of best practice.
The Emirates NBD Unity Run also supports Emirates Red Crescent who are leaders in worldwide humanitarian work.
The Al Noor Training Centre opened 35 years ago in Dubai, and serves children with special needs. The new purpose-built centre opened in April 2007 and was officially inaugurated by HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, Wife of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the U.A.E. and Ruler of Dubai.
The Centre’s mission is ‘to provide all individuals with special needs, regardless of background, the same opportunity through professional training and care to realize their potential and integrate into the wider community and to help individuals with special needs achieve their highest potential…a guiding light for the community’.
Established in 1981, Al Noor has been providing high quality of professional training to the special needs community in Dubai for over 30 years. Al Noor follows a holistic programme addressing all domains of development through a trans disciplinary assessment and intervention approach, all delivered at an ISO certified standard. Al Noor also prides itself on an exceptionally effective work placement unit that trains its students with a capability for open employment, integrating them into mainstream society post education.
Senses take children and young adults from age 2 – 20 years with severe physical and learning difficulties. Many of the children are in need of 24 hours nursing care.
They offer full time residential and day care. Care includes, physical, occupational, speech, and sensory integration therapies as well as special education, art games and outdoor activities.
The Senses Care Home project was founded by Emirati Nadia Khalil Al Sayegh, who has over 20 years’ experience in the department of Labour and Social Affairs, concentrating on Special Needs children in Dubai.
The centre is set in a purpose built centre in Umm Suqeim, which was built under the order of HH Shk Mohammed, bin Rashid, al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice President of the U.A.E. and ruler of Dubai. Without his support, the dream of helping children in need would not have been possible.
Senses offer a range of opportunities for the children and young adults to fulfil educational interests and participate in new life-enriching pastimes, experience sensory stimulations and build self-esteem, increase independence and explore future life opportunities.
UAE Red Crescent Authority was established in 1983 and gained the international recognition as a member No.: 139 of the International Federation of Red Crescent and Red Cross on 08/27/1986.
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan took the position of the Chairman of the Board of the Red Crescent in 1986, and then took the position of the Chairman of the Authority in 1993, which gave impetus to the efforts of the human Authority.
In 1997, the role of the Authority had been enhanced by the acceptance of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, for the position of the honorary president of the UAE Red Crescent.
In 2001, the UAE Red Crescent had been selected as the second best humanitarian Authority at the level of the continent of Asia.
Emirates Red Crescent Motto: life care.
Emirates Red Crescent Vision: leadership and excellence in humanitarian work.
Emirates Red Crescent Mission: mobilizing the Human power to support the vulnerable.