The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has completed the 10th, in a package of 15 vital development projects being implemented as per directives of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union (GWU) and of the Family Development Foundation (FDF), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood (SCMC) and Honorary Chairwoman of the ERC, to build capacities and improve delivery of basic services in Yemen.
The project covered renovation of Al Manar kindergarten in Aden's Al Mansoura province and its works included maintenance of classrooms, administration offices and other facilities. The ERC also provided studying aid to the students and special education materials to the students with speech and communication difficulty.
The kindergarten was opened in presence of Aden Governor, Major General Aidarous Al Zubaidi, representatives of the ERC, senior Yemeni officials and parents of the students.
Other projects implemented under the programme included New Dawn Society for Disabled Children, Aden Autistic Children Society and Hayat Society for Early Intervention.
The ERC's plan included rebuilding these facilities, recreational and play areas, indoor and outdoor gardens, equipping them with furniture and learning assistive technology for persons with disabilities, and providing children with food assistance.
Sheikha Fatima has directed the ERC to undertake several development projects in Yemen to improve services in health, educational, water, and electricity sectors, mother and child care as well as other humanitarian projects for persons with disabilities.