Emirates National Oil Company, ENOC, has launched the tenth edition of its ‘ENOC Challenge’, aiming to empower individuals with special needs by providing them with a career-oriented training programme.
ENOC Challenge is organised in partnership with the Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre and has to date trained over 140 students nominated by the centre to work at different departments of the organisation to gain career skills. Several of the ENOC Challenge participants have entered professional careers.
Saeed Khoory, Chief Executive Officer of ENOC, said, "We are thankful to the Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre for their continued support for our flagship CSR initiative, ENOC Challenge. The programme highlights our continued commitment to make a positive difference in the lives of special needs individuals by preparing them for rewarding professional careers. This is in line with the vision of Dubai, under the philanthropic outlook and guidance of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to be a city that cares for people and promote their happiness." Maryam Othman, Director of the Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre, said, "ENOC Challenge is a remarkable model on how public sector entities can take an active role in supporting individuals with special needs by providing them with the requisite skills for leading a productive and positive life. The comprehensive and hands-on approach to the training programme brings tremendous value to the participants by boosting their self-confidence. We congratulate ENOC and thank them for providing training to our students." As part of the tenth edition of ENOC Challenge, four students from the Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre will be offered hands-on training in a diverse range of office related functions. The 17 week long programme will commence with a skills evaluation of the participants.