Dubai: In a major move toward equity and representation in the society, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Council, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has approved $12 million (AED44 million) worth of new social benefits for the People of Determination among citizens in the Emirate.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum remarked about the involvement of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
The new social benefits are in line with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid’s vision for empowering People of Determination in Dubai, by enabling them to turn challenges into opportunities, achieve success in various fields, and provide them an environment that gives them stability and enhances their contribution to the development of Dubai and the UAE.
The new decision by Sheikh Hamdan will be beneficial for People of Determination below the age of 60, who have physical or mental impairments that require them to be supported by others.
The benefits include fees for kindergarten establishments, schools, university programs, and training and rehabilitation centers within specialized institutions, as well as the costs of providing shadow teachers, caregivers, personal assistants and sign language interpreters.
The support package also covers assistive devices and technologies, rehabilitation of vehicles and various means of transportation and the costs of equipping the workplace to accommodate people with various types of disabilities.
The benefits will be expanded to include more beneficiaries in the future by widening the target segment.
Dubai Government remains committed to integrating and empowering people of determination by strengthening efforts and supporting programs and policies to ease their lives and providing them with the comprehensive support required to be an integral part of Dubai’s economic development journey.