Zayed Higher Organisation, a legacy that keeps on giving
Zayed Higher Organisation, a legacy that keep on giving
Zayed Higher Organisation has signed a MOU with ABILITIESme to bring support to its awareness campaign and lend its expertise to ABILITIESme execution, realisation and success.
ZHO in Brief
Message from the Deputy-Chairman and the Secretary-General
With the aim of achieving the vision of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan (may God rest his soul in peace), founding father of the UAE, to make the UAE a community where all people have equal rights and obligations, HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and the Ruler of Abu Dhabi, has issued, in 2004, a law for establishing Zayed Higher Organization for Humanitarian Care that currently provides care services to people with special needs and orphans who had a perturbed childhood for different reasons.
Through its centers spread all over the emirate, ZHO provides rehabilitative care to people with special needs by offering services such as comprehensive assessment, early intervention, educational services, psychological and social counseling, vocational training and rehabilitation, therapy, sporting activities, Braille printing services, text size enlarging, as well as helping them find appropriate jobs.
Through “Dar Zayed for Family Care”, ZHO serves orphans who had a perturbed childhood for different reasons by implementing comprehensive care programs, using modern upbringing methods, and providing them with efficient education and training to help them chose the right specialization and job in the future as well as to develop their Arab and Muslim personality.
In performing its mission, ZHO adheres to Abu Dhabi government’s agenda and vision, in addition to the directives of HH General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. Therefore, ZHO services are not limited to therapeutic, social care, education and rehabilitation services, but it seeks to ensure its beneficiaries’ rights are guaranteed and upheld, and to integrate them in the community. By doing so, ZHO engages specialized staff members and continuously strives to develop them, and to provide all scientific methods as a key to successful task performance.
ZHO believes that its mission performance requires the consolidation of efforts with the concerned families, and the establishment of partnerships with public and private organizations, and all bodies and institutions of the community. This is designed to help create the appropriate environment that facilitates the inclusion of people with special needs and orphans and integrate them into the community. In this concern, ZHO provides this website as an additional communication tool between itself and the community.
May God Help Us All
How are services delivered to people with special needs?
Today, ZHO supervises 12 centers and sporting clubs for people of special needs under the umbrella of the Special Needs Sector. These are: Abu Dhabi Center, Abu Dhabi Autism Center, the Printing Press for the blind and visually challenged, Zayed Agricultural Center for Development and Rehabilitation, Al Ain Center and Al Koua Center. In the Western Region, there are Zayed City Center, Sila Center, Giyathi Center, Delma Center and two sporting clubs, namely Al Ain Club for the disabled and finally Abu Dhabi Special Needs Club.
Are all services provided by all centers?
All services are provided by most centers. However, service provision depends on the real need for a certain service. Abu Dhabi Center in Al Mufraq is one of the largest and most comprehensive centers, offering all services and accommodating more than 600 beneficiaries.