high school graduates with visual impairments
"Tamkeen" Center, dedicated to the rehabilitation and
training of the visually impaired, has organized, in
collaboration with Nokia, a ceremony to honor best high school
graduates for the academic year 2005-2006.
Emirates: Tuesday, August 22 - 2006
The ceremony which
was held under the patronage of Dr. Abdullah Al Karam,
Secretary General of DEC and Director of "Tamkeen" Center was
attended by the excelling students along with their friends,
instructors and teachers of "Tamkeen" Center.
congratulating speech, Dr. Abdullah Al Karam, said, 'We, at
"Tamkeen" Center, have focused on the training and
rehabilitation of the visually impaired. We provide our
ambitious students with the professional skills required to
achieve the best results and make the best of all the provided
'"Tamkeen" has enjoyed working with
this excellent group of visually impaired students and has
trained and provided them with the required skills to continue
their education. They have proved to be a great success by
intense study and focused training,' he added.
Additionally, Dr. Al Karam stressed on the importance of
empowering the visually impaired with education, saying, 'The
visually impaired have equal capabilities and potentials as
their peers, if and when nurtured correctly; the visually
impaired will become a productive member of the society.
"Tamkeen" will continue its mission with these visually
impaired students throughout their university education and
career development to allow them to obtain the highest and
best academic degrees.'
Dr. Al Karam concluded his
speech to the honored students by saying, 'Your new stage in
life has just begun; the high school certificate is your
passport to the future which lies in the academic education.
"Tamkeen" will continue its mission throughout your university
education. Hence, your visual impairment should not become an
obstacle in your future; it should rather motivate you to
building a brighter future.'
On their part, Mohammed
Rashed and Ahmad Rashed, of the honored students, expressed
their great gratitude to "Tamkeen" Center for its advanced
training and support for their studies. Mohammed Rashed said
that "Tamkeen" initiative comes as part of efforts to provide
assistance and support to the visually impaired through
various services provided by the Center.
highlighted the importance of "Tamkeen"'s training methods in
motivating students, saying, 'the visually impaired owe this
great opportunity of acquiring advanced training to "Tamkeen"
Center. Tamken applies progressive training methods that have
eliminated many of the difficulties before us.'
end of the ceremony, the honored students thanked "Tamkeen"'s
partners and staff for their commitment to support the student
throughout their university studies. And they promised to
devote their mind and energy for the coming phase of their
lives in order to prove they are capable of being productive
and creative despite of their disability. Disability will not
be a barrier in their future.
facilities and services to vision impaired peoplepeople aiming
at empowering them to optimize their independence and enhance
the quality of their lives. Additionally, "Tamkeen" offers
training, support, counseling and consultations to
organizations to create meaningful job opportunities for them
in the UAE.
"Tamkeen" focuses on creating better
awareness of the abilities of the vision impaired peoplewithin
the community in order to provide better levels of cooperation
between the two.