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The Sustainable City Reveals Sanad Village, The World’s Largest Rehabilitation Centre for People of Determination
Dubai, UAE, November 4, 2019
The Sustainable City, Dubai reveals to the UAE and the region Sanad Village, the world’s first and largest rehabilitation and education centre for People of Determination. The Village will participate in the AccessAbilities Expo, held from 5th–7th November 2019, at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The AccessAbilities Expo aims to encourage and motivate companies to accommodate for the specific needs of People of Determination by offering custom services to suit their needs. The exhibition derives from the UAE’s vision of establishing an inclusive and compassionate society. It is also a platform that aims to make a difference in the lives of People of Determination by increasing awareness and promoting tolerance.
Engr. Faris Saeed, Founder & CEO of Diamond Developers, developer of The Sustainable City, Dubai, said: “Through Sanad Village, we want to assure that the Sustainable City continues with its plans to evolve into a complete society that provides the UAE and the world with innovative ideas, not only on different aspects of sustainability, but also the initiatives and projects that target all segments of a society and its different needs. Sanad Village is a great example that shows our commitment towards supporting Dubai’s strategy for People of Determination and contribute towards achieving the Emirate’s vision. Collaboratively, we aim to create a society that accommodates for and supports People of Determination when it comes to education, health, and social aspects, in addition to securing job training and employment opportunities.”
It is notable that Sanad Village is being built on a total area of 32,000 square meters, with a construction area of 19,000 square meters, and construction cost exceeding AED 200 million. It currently employs 320 highly trained and qualified professionals from nations around the world, who will be dedicated to caring for 395 People of Determination through daily and residential programs.
Sanad Village seeks to become an advanced model—a first of its kind—capable of providing support, training, and rehabilitation services through evidence base, results-driven, and scientifically proven methods. Sanad offers services of excellence in Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy, Speech Therapy, Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy, Vocational Training, and Life Skills Training. As an extension of services provided, a team of experts specialized in organizing workshops and educational classes, will train families and members of the community on how to care for and interrelate with People of Determination.
The AccessAbilities Expo aims to improve the lives of People of Determination and their families by bringing them together with retailers, manufacturers, investors, NGOs, as well as medical and educational institutes and government agencies from all around the region.