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The World Federation Autistic Day Care Centre holds Eid al-Adha celebrations

Updated 5 January 2010

On 22 November 2009, The World Federation Autistic Day Care Centre held its first Eid al-Adha celebration. 

The World Federation Autistic Centre in Dar-es-Salaam was opened to provide a well structured, nurturing environment to children diagnosed with autism and other chronic conditions, such as Down Syndrome, ADHD, ADD and other learning disabilities.  This centre is the first of its kind in East Africa.
  
The event began with the singing of the national anthem and a patriotic poem by staff and students followed by a song dedicated to the parents.

Dr. Zulfiqarali G. Abbas gave a speech welcoming the parents and staff of the centre.  He reviewed the centres various activities throughout 2009 and encouraged parents to actively take parent in the centres functions.  He also emphasised the importance of continually meeting and working with the teachers to assist in the progress and development of their children.  Dr. Abbas also shared the fact that for the first time ever, the centre marked World Autism Awareness day in conjunction with the rest of the world in April. 

The celebrations began with several games for the students, children and staff.  These games such as ‘yai bovu’, bowling and ring toss were specifically chosen to encourage social interaction, and develop & improve communication and coordination skills for the children.  The children were delighted and very enthusiastic.  They loved the opportunity to be able to play with their parents, something that they are not able to do often.  


      
The children also received gifts which were donated by the centre. 

To conclude the day’s events, Faryal, a teacher at the centre updated the parents on the school curriculum, and encouraged them to attend all the upcoming events as this would prove to be extremely beneficial for their children. 

The day was an incredible success and enjoyed by all, especially the children of the centre.  The centre looks forward to planning other functions for both parents and children in the near future. 

For further information, email health@world-federation.org
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