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ISCS’s 5th charity bazaar raises funds for Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services and Sharjah Social Empowerment Foundation

United Arab Emirates: Wednesday, March 21 - 2007 @ 16:11

ISCS’s 5th annual charity bazaar, which commences today (March 21) and will run until March 23, is being held under the patronage of Sheikha Jameela bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Vice President of the Family Supreme Council in Sharjah and Director General of the Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services.

The annual event promises to make a difference to the well-being of the community and is supported by a host of sponsors including key patrons Dubai Sports City and Abtec in addition to Conmix Ltd., Emirates Post, Emitac, Touchwood, A to Z Printing Press Services, Bucomac, V-Kool, Emirates Marble, German-Gulf Enterprises Ltd. and Bin Dasmal Group. In addition to sponsorship of the event, ISCS hopes to raise additional funds from the goodwill of concerned citizens in the UAE visiting the charity bazaar.

ISCS’s 5th Charity Bazaar features activities and entertainment for children of all ages in addition to a vast array of products, including handicrafts, household, toys, books and gift items for visitors to choose from.

All proceeds from the three-day event, to be held on the school premises located in the Muweileh district of Sharjah, will provide much-needed assistance to the two non-profit organizations, Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services – dedicated to providing therapy and educational services to people with special needs and Sharjah Social Empowerment Foundation – which supports orphans to be cared for within their extended families.

Commenting on the school’s community initiative, now in its fifth consecutive year, Sheikha Jameela bint Mohammed Al Qasimi said: “It is an honour that ISCS’s charity bazaar is running again in support of Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services. The annual charity bazaar has proven to be an event which provides great support for us and we would like to thank the school for their commitment and determination to make a difference to the community, by helping children with mental and physical disabilities.”

“The charity bazaar supports us, not only through the funds it raises to provide therapy and educational services to children with disabilities, but it more importantly raises awareness of special needs people among the local community and is a reminder that it is our responsibility to extend our help. The goodwill of our community and society’s spirit of giving should go beyond raising funds. Being caring members of society means taking the time to help those in need, while in their normal environment and allowing them to experience and benefit from being in different surroundings. This goes a long way in enabling them to integrate well into society and helps the community to overcome the social stigma associated with disabilities.”

ISCS, in its commitment to helping the local community and instilling values and tolerance for the disabled in its students, has integrated some special needs children from the beginning of the academic year 2006/2007. The school and its students have been committed to making the charity event increasingly successful year on year. The first charity bazaar kicked off in 2003 and since has become an integral part of the school’s annual calendar of activities.

The charity bazaar will be open from 8am to 4pm on March 21 – 22. On the third day, March 23 (Friday), visitors will have the opportunity to visit from 1:30 – 5:30pm. In addition to the items on sale, exciting activities await kids visiting the fair including clown shows, face painting, sand art and henna painting in addition to various outdoor activities such as camel and pony rides, bouncy castles and train rides.

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