As part of its community service activities, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) has organized an exhibition for handicrafts made by the special needs students of Zayed Higher organization.
The program held under the title Tuesday Is So Special was organized by Auwn Initiative- the service wing of ADFCA which comes under the supervision of Communication & Community Service Division- in coordination with Facilities & Services Division.
The exhibition, which is the seventh event of Auwn Initiative this year was attended by senior officials of ADFCA.
In this regard Eng Thamer Al Qasimi, Acting Director of Communication & Community Service Division at ADFCA said, the program was organized with the objective of supporting efforts to integrate the weaker sections especially the special needs community to the center stage of the society.
He said UAE government has been always keen on providing best opportunities for the otherwise neglected sections of the society by adopting strategic policies and directing community organizations to develop plans and projects for empowering these sections.
"As a responsible government organization, ADFCA has involved in numerous community development activities targeting different social strata including senior citizens to special needs children through our social service arm which is called Awun Initiative" he said.
"Through creating a platform to showcase their talents, we wish to educate the society that these children do possess numerous skills and talents and they have the capacity to articulate them through ways different to how others do. We all have to realize that without them our society would not have been complete" he added further.
According to him the exhibition showcased artworks made during five workshops organized by Zayed Higher Organization before. The exhibits ranged from jewelries to textile items.
ADFCA employees visited the exhibition set at the Al Etihad Theatre at ADFCA Head Quarters and purchased items in appreciation towards students' talent.