Supporting the determined ones
The launch of unified national policy for special needs people by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE’s Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and the announcement to address them as “people with determination”, reflects the keenness of our leadership to grant equal rights to all, including people with determination and encourage them to give their best and accomplish the heights that they deserve.
This initiative adds to the ‘My community .. a city for everyone’ initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, which aims to make Dubai a friendly city for the disabled by 2020.
There is no doubt that Dubai is taking numerous initiatives focussed on people with determination, but we must keep in mind that these initiatives are entirely to ensure that people with determination are able to give their best and contribute to the development because they deserve this.
The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in Dubai is actively working toward achieving the vision of our leadership and we have’ launched seven intiatives for our employees and customers with disabilities with a view to ensuring speedy and convenient processing of transactions. These initiatives are ‘We are ready’, Falak Tayyeb, ‘Do not hesitate’, ‘My Guide’, ‘Your convenience is our happiness’, ‘Guide Me’ and ‘Rest assured’.
The GDRFA in Dubai has been working with all sectors of the society as well as with government and private institutions toward raising awareness on the rights of people with determination and supporting them by enhancing their skills.
The Department has also strengthened its efforts towards providing the necessary services and guidance to empowering people with determination and giving opportunities to improve their standard of living, achieve independence and remove obstacles that prevent them from giving their best.
- Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri
Director General GDRFA-Dubai