|May 11-12 | Special Needs Support Exhibition | The Gulf Hotel Bahrain
A rise in children with mental and
physical disabilities and impairments
led to the initiation of this exhibition,
which returns for a fourth year, with
The challenges faced by children with
disabilities are often brought to the
attention of the public; the needs of the
people who tend to the disabled,
however, largely remain unaddressed.
The fourth edition of the Special Needs
Support Exhibition (SNSE) is themed
arounf 'Help Make Life Easier', and is
designed to equip the disabled and their
families with skills to do just that.
The organisers introduce two new
competitions this year, film-making and
cooking, to promote this theme. A
preview of these themes will be held at
Bahrain City Centre on May 8 and 9,
respectively, prior to the exhibition at
The Gulf Hotel Bahrain on May 11-12.
"Both contests are designed to focus
on the disabled as a means to aid them
on a successful path for their future,"
says Mohammed Bucheri, chairman of
the organising committee.
"Following the success of our first
exhibition, this year will focus on skills
that can be instilled or developed in
children or people with special needs. It
advises parents on the latest techniques
to assist them."
Direct your own film
The 10-minute short films should address
the daily lives of people with special
needs, their fears, aspirations for the
future and a desire to live in a society
that gives them the freedom to live in
dignity. Submit deadline is April 20.
Winners will be selected by a panel
of experts, based on ideas, clarity of
filming, dialogue and art direction.
Can you cook?
The cooking competition, which will be
hosted by chef Yousif, from Novotel Al
Dana Resort, and chef Noor, from the TV
series Chop That. Noor will demonstrate
how people with special needs can
create their own dishes with ease.
Contestants will be asked to prepare
dishes in the three categories - salads,
sandwiches and deserts - and these
will be judged by a panel of local chefs
on the basis of taste, method of
preparation, presentation and innovation.
Three winners will be awarded for their
creations and certificates will be handed
out to all participants.
SNSE is organised by ProVision in
collaboration with the Ministry of
Education, United Nations Children's
Fund (UNICEF) and the National Institute
for the Disabled. i Call 17 369-595 or