averda's CSR programme helps Dubai Autism Centre
FM firm donates 10 tricycles to help children benefit from therapy
Dubai Autism Centre (DAC) has received 10 tricycles for its Movement Therapy Programme, donated by averda.
The tricycles are important in the Movement Therapy Programme, which allows children to further develop their motor skills, co-ordination and balance.
“Caring for our community is not simply an environmental matter for averda. We want to give back in the most meaningful ways possible, to help towards a better future for children in the communities we serve," said John Irvine, managing director of averda Dubai.
"Supporting DAC and donating towards its Movement Therapy Programme is a pleasure, and we look forward to touching the lives of more community members in the future,” he added.
The 44 students at the DAC take part in ten, 30-minute therapy sessions every day with two movement therapists. A typical session could include walking, jumping, running, playing sports or cycling.
“Movement Therapy helps our children with muscle motion, and is therefore essential in terms of physical development and mental stimulation. Tricycles specifically help to build muscular endurance in the lower body, and we are very grateful to averda for this generous donation,” said Hiba Qutub, head of occupational therapy & creative unit at DAC.
Irvine said: “It is very fulfilling to know that it is possible to make a difference with gestures of any size. We would like to encourage other UAE residents to give back to the community, in whatever way they can.”