Abu Dhabi: Eight children with special needs and eight children from mainstream schools, between the ages of 10 and 15, will be given a fun opportunity to create their own pieces of jewellery and other handicrafts under the guidance of Emirati artist and jewellery designer, Azza Al Qubaisi on Sunday, June 27.

"It's exciting to be a part of this workshop, especially since children with special needs will be participating. While it may be challenging, the experience will definitely add to my personality and my work," Azz said. "One thing that I hope they will take away with them is not only a sense of accomplishment but even something wonderful to wear and show off to their family and friends," she added.

The workshop is a part of Nahtam Social Responsibility's 2010 FIFA Coca Cola Family Tent, which will run until the end of the World Cup.

"This is the first time we organise a tent that not only brings together members of the community, but also gives them opportunities to learn about different things through our morning workshops. However, this is not the first workshop we have organised since the tent was set-up, whether for children with special needs or adults, and we're happy to say that overall, the tent and its activities have been quite successful," Isabelle Le Bon-Poonoosamy, Co-founder and Vice-President, Nahtam Social Responsibility, said.

Events for children

Nahtam is a private organisation, founded in 2008, that not only promotes activities and events for children with special needs, but also for the community as a whole.

"This is not the first time that we organised such an event for the community. We have been fortunate to have great support from everyone, especially the government.

These events not only bring everyone together, but also give children with special needs an opportunity to learn more about their surroundings, as well as providing them with an outlet to explore their creativity," George Itty, CEO, Nahtam Social Responsibility, commented.

Information: The event

  • What: Metal and Beads workshop by Azza Al Qubaisi
  • When: Sunday, June 27
  • Time: 11am - 12:30pm
  • Where: 2010 FIFA Coca Cola Family Tent, opposite Al Ain Palace Hotel.

For further information or to register visit: www.nahtam.com, or call 02 642 05 26. The hotline is open from 9am - 6pm.