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Dubai Centre for Special Needs joins IT age

IT equipment donated by HP will help students at the Dubai Centre for Special needs develop valuable IT skills.

Hewlett-Packard Middle East today announced that it has donated a variety of their products to the Dubai Centre for Special Needs.

The donation consisted of HP Brio PCs, CD-Writers, scanners and inkjet and laser printers, which amounted to a total of $25,000 in value.

Students at the Centre will be encouraged to use the products to develop IT skills and enhance creativity at a young age. HP's vision is to help students be prepared to succeed in the workforce of the future by making Information Technology exciting and meaningful, giving all students the opportunity to succeed, and helping every child enter school ready to learn.

“HP is constantly looking for ways to contribute to the UAE community, especially through child education and development,” explained Dr Albrecht Ferling, general manager of HP Middle East. “The Dubai Centre for Special Needs was selected to receive the donation due to its creative approach towards education of children with special needs and the unique care it provides. We hope that the children find learning and pleasure in the use of our products”.

“We are very thankful to HP for their commitment and happy to see their initiative to enhance children’s education in the UAE”, commented Dr Mahshid Salehi, director of Dubai Centre for Special Needs. “The variety of products will certainly add a new dimension to the education of our students, and keep them up to speed in IT, just as children in other schools.”

Dubai Centre for Special Needs is a charitable non-profit organisation offering education, therapy and pre-vocational skills and training for children with disabilities in the UAE.

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