A visitor being assisted by a specially-abled person while stitching in Abu Dhabi.
A visitor being assisted by a specially-abled person while stitching in Abu Dhabi.

Stitching camp set up on sidelines of Special Olympics for differently-abled

ANI | Updated: Mar 19, 2019 06:51 IST

Abu Dhabi [UAE], Mar 19 (ANI): An Abu Dhabi-based NGO has set up a project at the sidelines of the ongoing Special Olympics World Games 2019 here, where specially-abled people are being honed with tailoring skills. These specially-abled people also teach visitors how to stitch once they learn the craft.
Zayed Higher Organisation has set up a camp inside the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre where specially-abled people are showcasing their stitching skills. 
The specially-abled people were seen guiding the visitors on how to operate a sewing machine and perfecting their tailoring skills
"It is a very good initiative working with these special persons. This is fantastic," Andrea Schmucki, whose daughter Arlette Schmucki is participating in the Special Olympics World Games 2019, told ANI.
Zayed Higher Organisation executive Ahmed Alhamadi added: "We are working very hard to tell the society that we want to change the lives of these people. There are many who wants to work and they can work. Right now, 111 students and 18 teachers are working for this project."
Over 7,000 athletes from more than 170 countries are participating in the Special Olympics World Games 2019 which began on March 14 and is slated to end on March 21. (ANI)

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