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Princess Haya Award for Special Education received 190 applications
 

Jan 09, 2012: Princess Haya Award for Special Education (PHASE) in its fourth cycle announced a total of 190 nominations have been received this year by the panel from various special education centers in the UAE and Arab countries.

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Consequently, the jury committee of the Award started the process of evaluation and arbitration of the received applications which varied in four main categories: Specialist Excellence, Supporter Excellence, Family Excellence and Institutional Excellence. The four categories include therapists, educators, administration and finance units, Special needs centers, researches, projects, campaigns, sponsors, board members and volunteers also have been included in the categories.

Mohammed Al Emadi, Head of the Executive Committee of the Award, declared that there were 30 applications received under the ‘Special Educator’ category, while 44 applications were received under the ‘Outstanding Therapist’ category. The Outstanding Campaign category received 10 applications and the Outstanding Project category received 14 applications.

Also, 31 applications were received for the Outstanding Administration category, 3 applications for the Outstanding Website, 9 applications for the Outstanding Family, 8 applications for the Outstanding Special Needs Center, 6 applications for the Outstanding Supervisor, 7 applications for the Outstanding Research, 4 applications for the Outstanding Board Member, and 6 applications for the Outstanding Volunteer.

Public and private institutions as well participated with 9 applications under the category of corporate social responsibility.

Launched on November 2009, Princess Haya Award for Special Education is the first initiative of its kind in the region. It targets the best models in the special needs sector through various categories according to high international standards. The initiative also aims to encourage people working in the special needs to excel and set higher service standards in all fields of special education.

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