Published on: 01 Nov 2022
Inclusion & Wellbeing Forum Newsletter
November 2022 - Latest Recording HERE
Did you know that a group of jellyfish can be called a bloom, a swarm, or a smack? Despite the word “fish” in their names, jellyfish are not actually fish. No bones about it, they are invertebrates! Besides their lack of bones, jellyfish also lack a brain. Instead, they have a network of nerves, but no central nervous system. When feeding, jellyfish use their tentacles to sting their prey – they eat plankton. But what eats a jellyfish? Many animals do, including tunas, sharks, turtles, and humans!
In honor of World Jellyfish Day, November 3, NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research has compiled a few of our jellyfish greatest hits from deep-ocean exploration expeditions in the Pacific. You can also check out other jellyfish from expeditions all around the globe in this mission log.
A new UAE initiative is set to provide free learning sessions for public school students to enhance their reading skills and ignite the passion for reading in them.
The Emirates College for Advanced Education launched the “iRead” initiative as part of its ongoing innovation in developing future educational leaders.
The” iRead” initiative targets students and teachers from all ESE schools. It is free to subscribe to, and its sessions will be held every Friday at the Library and Learning Supporting Hub of Emirates College for Advanced Education from 9am to 11.30am.
Incluzun Present and the Inclusive Employment Conference 2022
Muc employment in MENA is not disability inclusive, let's change that narrative together. ImInclusive welcomes you to the Inclusive Employment Conference where People of Determination are in lead and employers can learn how to start disability inclusion readiness. People of Determination, Managers, Recruiters and Organizations experienced in hiring People of Determination will share from their experiences and expertise.
Led by ImInclusive, MENA's leading inclusive employment platform, we welcome you to convene and overcome challenges towards building a truly inclusive workforce, aligned to UAE national vision and strategy, directly impacting United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 8 and 10. REGISTER HERE
International World Children’s Day November 20th
Each year on November 20th, World Children’s Day promotes the welfare of children around the world. The day also spreads awareness for issues that children face and celebrates international togetherness.
Human rights don’t just apply to adults. They apply to children as well. Children deserve the right to life, health, education, and even the right to play. Additionally, children’s rights include the right to family life, protection from violence, and not to be discriminated against. The child also has the right for their views to be heard.
MYMAXIMUS provide industry opportunities for people of determination in the Emirates
Our Trusted Partner MyMaximus have launched their new shops- created by, stocked and delivered by their very own Students of Determination. These are an amazing way to showcase the wonderful products and art that these students are producing in a sustainable and productive way. Visit My Maximus to see them in real life!
World Kindness Day November 13th
On November 13th, as part of World Kindness Day, we are encouraged to spread kindness like an infectious cold. We want to share it more than usual because studies show when others observe kindness in action they are more likely to carry out an act of kindness, too.
Students crack one of the world’s toughest exams in India
UAE School Leaders Group supporting progressive best practice
An amazing whatsapp group is supporting school leaders across the Emirates. Founded by Mr. Mohsin Ibrahim a broadly experienced Educational Leader who is passionate about improving practice.
He states “Educational leadership should focus on the individual learning, psychological, social, and emotional needs of each and every student. School learning communities must foster high expectations for all students, but they also must incorporate an ethic of care that recognizes that not all students are the same and values those differences.”
The group has grown over the past years and now hosts over 200 hundred principals, vice principals, regulatory representatives as well as a multitude of specialists. The group acts as a constant source of news, updates in research and a community where any question is answered within a few hours.
Speaking about the impact of the group, Dolly Goriawala notes:
“There is not a selfish bone in the body of this group. People share information before it is even requested. It's not all about education or recruitment, the group sometimes dips into the field of compassion. It’s a 200-strong group with one fiercely beating heart”.
UAE based team Karen Kehdy and Mirna Balmonac have come together to support mothers who have children with individual needs. They are working tirelessly across the community to connect and support parents on their journey. They help to connect mothers who have children with similar needs, connect to centres and therapists who have been proven to be good practitioners and answer the many many questions that arise when dealing with complex needs.
The UAE has placed the comfort and care of People of Determination as a core pillar of its community’s wellbeing. In line with the vision of our leadership to be amongst the friendliest countries in the world for People of Determination, we are pleased to host Dubai Accessible Travel and Tourism International Summit (DATTIS) in November, to showcase how we have made our cities more accessible and enjoyable for millions of tourists with disabilities from around the world. The Summit will give us a chance to meet like-minded leaders and experts from across the globe to share our insights, experiences, and best practices. The Summit will also help us further improve the city’s tourist facilities, including hotels, resorts, airports, transport services, shopping malls, beaches, parks and museums, to serve the requirements of tourists with disabilities from around the world and ensure they get the best possible services and experience in our country.”
Find out more HERE
Topland win UAE’s Customer happiness Award
ImInclusive Supporting People of Determination in the Workforce
ImInclusive Digital Hub is available for registration. Members include employers, industry specialists, learners, and job seekers who gain access to multiple powerful features through the powerful online portal. This valuable platform is connecting people to employers and vice versa across the region with a HUGE impact on employability.
ImInclusive began in a heart and mind, which identified that the community can have a rather disabled approach when dealing with people with disabilities (People of Determination). Growing up with a single parent in a family of 6 siblings, the Founder, Hafsa Qadeer, has been deeply impacted by the journey of her brother, Ahmed Qadeer, a self-taught content writer and editor. He is currently home-schooled in Pakistan as it is best practice for his health while he faces life with spina bifida. Her lived experience defines her values and principles in life: she acknowledges the difference in behaviors in treating people with disabilities and the lack of accountability entire societies can portray towards justice.
What was known as the EHA eventually became the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 1990.
Originally instated in 1998, the Assistive Technology Act was reauthorized in 2004. It provides assistive technology to persons with disabilities so they can more fully participate in education, employment and daily activities on level playing fields with other people in their communities.
While the EHA mandated that all public schools receiving financial support from the federal government provide special-needs students with nondiscriminatory access to all educational programs, the Handicapped Children’s Protection Act (HCPA) of 1986 was created to instate provisions not covered by the EHA.
You can watch this stimulating discussion on the GESS website
You can see Incluszun and these amazing panelists live at GESS Dubai November 15-17 at the World Trade Centre.
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Find a range of useful webinars, presentations, resources and articles relevant to the professional practice 'Pose, Pause, Pounce, Bounce” Assessment for Learning ' from the Teacher Toolkit for teacher educators. HERE
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