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How a group helps youth with disabilities fit in the workplace

How a group helps youth with disabilities fit in the workplace

We meet a local organisation fighting to make inclusion in the workplace for young adults with disabilities a reality Like many twenty-somethings in the capital, the lively young adults that make up SEDRA Foundation’s vocational programme are just looking for …

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How to make a remarkable difference this year and beyond

How to make a remarkable difference this year and beyond

As Ramadan approaches thoughts turn to giving back to others in our community and beyond. Here is how you can get involved It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, rich or poor, expat or local; whoever you are and …

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Help light the way for those who need it most in our community

Help light the way for those who need it most in our community

We take a look at an event that aims to shed light on the stigma of mental illness It’s estimated that one in four people globally suffer from mental health issues. Three hundred million alone live with depression. And whether …

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Can hacking be used for positive change? These people think so

Can hacking be used for positive change? These people think so

While technology may pose certain risks, there’s no doubt that it can also be used to do good in a community and around the world. From a system that provides income opportunities for skilled refugees to a medical ‘robot’ assistant …

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Affordable property market expands with latest development

Affordable property market expands with latest development

A new mid-market residential development has been announced for Al Reem Island offering affordable property for buyers. Aldar Properties has unveiled plans for the AED 1.3bn The Bridges development, featuring two plots of three towers separated in the middle by …

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Find out why this man typifies the strength of the human spirit

Find out why this man typifies the strength of the human spirit

Ahead of his participation at TEDxNYUAD, one man shares his story of surviving terrorism and finding success The distressing images that we see on television on a regular basis leave many of us numb to the daily horrors of war-torn …

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Outstanding talent on display at jiu-jitsu championship

Outstanding talent on display at jiu-jitsu championship

Created in Japan, evolved in Brazil and now beloved in Abu Dhabi – jiu-jitsu has fast become engrained in UAE culture. That’s why you won’t want to miss all the action at the World Professional Championship…  The ninth edition of the …

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Community called on to boost inclusion of people with autism

Community called on to boost inclusion of people with autism

As the community prepares to mark Autism Awareness Month, we look at why integration of people with autism is vital When educational programme Sesame Street announced its first character with autism recently, it marked a significant step for those affected by …

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One parent’s personal story of living with autism

One parent’s personal story of living with autism

Abu Dhabi resident Laura Deitz shares her personal experiences with autism When daughter Lily, now 4, was diagnosed, it was the hardest thing for her parents to hear. But Laura and her husband are determined not to let it take …

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How can this exciting project change the way you think?

How can this exciting project change the way you think?

Aiming to create a promising generation of innovators and thinkers, a new reading project has been launched across the country. The Book Bank was announced to coincide with the start of the Month of Reading. Launched by HE Sheikh Nahyan …

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