Appeal for community support to build a Center Of Excellence for children with disabilities

by | Aug 15, 2021 | 0 comments

MUSCAT – Sabah Al-Bahlani, member of the State Council and CEO of the Association for Early Intervention for Children with Disabilities, appealed to philanthropists, companies and institutions to donate towards the construction of the Centre of Excellence for children with disabilities that will benefit more than 300 children with disabilities.

The Centre of excellence is designed to provide comprehensive rehabilitation and disability-related services and training for different categories of people with disabilities. When ready, the centre will be used as a rehabilitation facility. In order to generate income the centre plans to rent the swimming pool, sports area and kitchen area. It will also have a space on the upper floor either to rent or operate as non-profit office and as an event hall for any other leasing activities.

Al-Bahlani confirmed that the center had stopped construction and the inauguration was delayed due to the lack of funds needed to complete it.  She said obtaining donations is critical because construction of the building’s structure has been on hold due to the lack of funds. She said what the center requires now is the necessary finishes, and once it is ready, the centre will achieve financial sustainability by using accompanying facilities as a source of income.

Al Bahlani added: The center’s vision lies in providing early intervention services on a continuous basis to each child while overcoming developmental challenges and reaching the maximum possible degree of independence and integration into society. This will help in achieving the highest degrees of independence, self-reliance and integration into society.

Alizz Islamic Bank and The Ministry of Social Development had earlier unveiled a crowd funding website ( to raise OMR 2 million to build the Center of Excellence for Children with Disabilities. The crowd funding website aims to collect OMR 2 million from various segments of society by using innovative digital technology. This will allow all groups and segments of society to participate and contribute in building “The Center of Excellence for Children with Disabilities” and help children with disabilities.
The donation process is transparent and reveals the amount donated. When entering the website, donors can notice the movement of the electronic meter, the number of donors and the amount remaining to reach the desired sum. Alizz Islamic Bank has facilitated the process of donating from anywhere in the Sultanate .All the donor has to do is enter the site and then follow the easy and flexible steps.

Crowd funding is the practice of funding a project by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people, via the Internet and social media, with an aim of financing a project that serves the community.

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