Support local special needs school’s craft initiative

Just received an email today from Manzil Centre for Challenged Individuals based in Sharjah about its latest initiative to support, and, most importantly, empower its students with special needs.

Individuals and companies who wish to gift their friends, family or colleagues presents created by children with special needs can contact Manzil with any customisable requests.

All proceeds from the sale of Manzil ME products will go towards supporting its students.

There is more information in the flyer below, and for more info call +97165347663 or +971509817767.

Manzil ME gifts

Disclosure: My brother studies at Manzil.

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Ottawa chef cooks up plan to help young adults with autism in the kitchen

OTTAWA — For years, Christine Alexander, the executive chef and owner of Grenfell Catering Delights, stood behind her deli counter teaching young adults with autism from a nearby centre to use her debit machine to buy sandwiches, cookies and drinks.

“The service worker would always speak for them and interact for them. I said, ‘You know, I’m pretty patient if you ever want to bring them by on my not-busy times so they can learn how to do it,” said Alexander.

Within about six months, the young customers from Spectrum Intervention Group could make purchases on their own. Their success inspired Alexander to offer her skills and her kitchen for cooking lessons.

READ MORE AT: Ottawa chef cooks up plan to help young adults with autism in the kitchen.