Around 1,500 participants to attend inaugural tournament
ALHOSN University, a leading Abu Dhabi-based university dedicated to high-quality, value-based education, has announced that it will fully support the Abilities Development Centre for Handicapped - Abu Dhabi’s 1st Sportsfest for the Handicapped to be held on January 4, 2010 at the Al Jazira Sports Club in Abu Dhabi.
The tournament will be held in celebration of the UAE’s 38th year of independence. Around 1,500 participants from various schools, most of whom will be Grade 12 students, are expected to attend the event. Sports to be played include basketball, football (penalty kicking), swimming, and running.
“It’s very important to make disabled persons feel that they are part of society and that they can engage in common activities. At ALHOSN, we have facilities and services that have been developed specifically for students with special needs. We believe that disabilities should not prevent persons, specially the youth, from enjoying life and achieving their potential. We commend the Abilities Development Centre for Handicapped for organizing this tournament, as sports provides a good opportunity for handicapped children to display their physical skills and competitiveness,” Prof. Sabouni, Vice Chancellor, ALHOSN University.
ALHOSN University is a regular supporter of the Abilities Development Centre for Handicapped. The University provided financial aid for a special walk on the Abu Dhabi Corniche organized by the Centre in commemoration of World Autism Awareness Day last April 2009. ALHOSN is involved in various other community and social causes in keeping with its motto of ‘global knowledge with local vision.’