Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Volunteering at Al Noor School, Dubai, for children with special needs.
At Al Noor they greatly appreciates volunteers, who donate their time and skills to help. If you have time to spend with the students, share your talents (such as for music or art) or simply help them in their daily tasks, Al Noor would love to hear from you. Their ideal is to offer the children one on one care. Each volunteer at the centre brings them a step closer to that goal. Alternatively, if you would like to bring your skills to one of Al Noor's administrative departments, they would value your help.
Al Noor's Volunteer Interaction Programme is open to anyone over the age of 16. No specific qualifications are required – just commitment. All prospective volunteers must attend an orientation session at the centre. This includes a presentation to give information about the school, followed by a guided tour, where you will see our classrooms and other units in action and meet some of our staff and students. The orientation tours take place every other Monday during term time.
Al Noor's Student Interaction Programme brings students from mainstream educational institutions to Al Noor. Under their supervision, they get to know Al Noor's students, learn about their disabilities and how to help them overcome their difficulties. It is a great way of increasing awareness about the determined ones amongst young people.
Al Noor's unique curriculum, developed within the centre, is structured to improve students’ with special need's learning experience and help them towards greater independence in all walks of life. Their ‘life span approach’ gives each student a series of developmentally sequenced goals, which cover all areas of learning. Programme's for each student are continually reviewed and revised to meet the needs of a rapidly changing world. Al Noor keeps abreast of technology upgrades and incorporates the latest approaches to intervention and skills training. The centre places great emphasis on the use of technology to maximise the potential of all their students. Their curriculum is aligned to the United Nations Conventions on Rights for Persons with Disabilities.
All children with disabilities need professional help to thrive and develop but fnancial restrictions mean that not all of them are able to get that support. At Al Noor, thy believe that all children, irrespective of their background and financial means, should be able to attend school and so Al Noor subsidises the fees of their students by paying a percentage for them. Other students are unable to pay even the subsidised fees and depend upon the Child Sponsorship scheme to cover the total cost of their training.
Al Noor relies on its Fundraising Team to organise sponsorship schemes and special events to raise the money they need to help these children and to cover operational costs for the centre.
Al Noor's Child Sponsorship scheme, a schedule of sponsored events throughout the year, and their ‘Smiles n Stuff’ gift shop, where they sell the quality goods made by students in their Vocational Training department, are just some of the ways Al Noor raises funds. Al Noor also rents our excellent facilities to different groups and clubs. The Al Noor Indoor Sports Auditorium (ANISA) is a popular venue for sports organisers.
Al Noor is always looking for individuals and companies to support and sponsor their initiatives.