The club mission, along with sports, culture, and others, is a huge responsibility, which is to give lessons and directions to the community and to people with disabilities themselves.”
His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, at inauguration of Khorfakkan Club for the Disabled, November 2020.
His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah spoke during the opening ceremony of the Khorfakkan Club for the Disabled about the tasks and objectives of sports clubs in the community, and the tasks that these social institutions in people's lives, because of the multiple services to all family members.
His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, talked about the mission of the club dedicated to the category of people with special needs, added a great responsibility that the club and similar clubs must undertake. This task may seem new, but it reflects part of the societal need, and it presents a conscious role in this. This awareness-raising role was necessitated by the circumstances surrounding the analysis of what turned healthy people into the category of disabled? It is a societal development analysis that is included in the work carried out to assess the needs of society within the sustainable development that the Emirate of Sharjah is working on in all regions.
In this speech, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah presents a clear message to all those responsible for clubs specialised for people with disabilities. A message that implies that there is a great responsibility that falls on club administrations. A responsibility that requires expanding the objectives of the clubs, their programmes and what they offer to the targeted individuals, and working to provide the necessary awareness, through various means, to all members of society with disabilities and their families.
Perhaps the clearest thing in this message is that His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah would like the clubs to work on raising the awareness of this important segment of society, so that their injuries do not worsen and become mentors to groups of society so that their numbers do not increase.