The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) will participate in the upcoming ABILITIESme Exhibition and Conference as the official ‘National Telecommunication Partner’. Held under the Patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al-Nahayan Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development and Honorary President of Future Centre for Special Needs, Abu Dhabi the event will take place in the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre from 24th – 26th March 2014.
“The TRA’s participation comes via the “Echo of Silence” project through which we use modern technologies to enhance the services provided to improve the lives of those within the disabilities and special needs communities. The TRA plays a pivotal role in improving the lives of those within this section of society and this is a core aspect of our CSR strategy,” said H.E. Mohamed Nasser Al Ghanim, Director General of the TRA.
“The TRA is exerting great effort to support the growing sophistication and increasing prevalence of smart services in the UAE as we consider this to be essential for societal progression. Extending the benefits of ICT to all sectors of society is essential and sponsoring high profile events such as ABILITIESme, is testament to our contribution towards this national effort. We are proud to be named the official ‘National Telecommunication Partner’ and look forward to its participation in the event with great promise,” added H.E. Saeed Al Suweidi, Support Services Sector Deputy Director.
The ABILITIESme Exhibition and Conference is positioned as a strategic and grassroots Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative aimed at supporting people with disabilities and special needs communities. The event seeks to engage government and civil society with the view to improving social and community integration of young people with autism; nurture potential and advance the capabilities of wheelchair-bound adults; grow academic strengths and physical astuteness of children with down syndrome and reinvent standards of educational excellence in both the school and university curriculum.