Breastfeeding Friends Association takes part in Regional Forum for People of Determination

The Friends of Breastfeeding Association of the Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah participated in the Regional Forum for People of Determination, themed ‘our happiness among you’, which was organized, on Tuesday, by the Read & Enjoy Library to mark the International Day of People of Determination.

Held under the patronage of Sheikha Shamsa bint Hasher Al Maktoum, Honorary President of the library, board member of the UAE Volleyball Association, and President of the National Teams Committee, the event was attended by Widad bu Sheneen, the Founder and Chairwoman of the Read & Enjoy Library, Her Excellency Eng. Khawla Al Noman, Head of Breastfeeding Friends Association, and a large number of people of determination and community members.

The forum aims to highlight the care and support services the local and regional public and private institutions provide to the people of determination, as well as to share information and experiences about the best international practices followed in integrating and empowering people of determination in their social and work environment.

In her remarks, Eng. Khawla Al Noman hailed the Library’s efforts in organizing this regional forum to underline the rights of people of determination and achieve their well-being in all social and health fields, as well as to highlight the unlimited support the wise leadership attaches to the people of determination, by granting them all the rights and privileges that make them productive individuals who play an active role in building and developing their country.

Al-Noman shed light on the Association’s initiatives to support the people of determination, including a lecture on language delay and speech disorders in children, a lecture by an inspiring breastfeeding guide who spoke about her experience with her children of people of determination, donating a wheelchair to Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services.

This is in addition to the Association’s role in helping mothers with disabilities or mothers of children with special needs on how they care for their children, enhancing their health awareness, providing them with rent-free breastfeeding devices, and advising them on how to successfully end the breastfeeding stages of their children.