Winners of 3nd Princess Haya Award for
Special Education (PHASE) Announced
Dubai, U.A.E – April 18, 2011 – Dubai Autism Center participated in the 3rd Annual Princess Haya Award for Special Education. The winners were chosen from more than 99 applicants for their outstanding performance and contribution in the advancement of services to the center and the well being of children with Autism.
Dubai Autism Center grabbed 4 awards: In the outstanding administration category, Mr. Biju Andrews, was one of the two winners. He won for his administration skills, the introduction of modern, innovative and effective Human Resources and financial policies that resulted in a 50% increase in the center’s productivity.
Another winner of 2 for outstanding family award went to Yousef Mohammad Uthman and family, for their extra ordinary efforts to help their child and other families affected by Autism. The Outstanding Special Center Supporter award went to Apparel Group whose commitment to the Dubai Autism Center over the years included financial support, involving their stakeholders in the autism cause, ensuring media coverage and conducting numerous cultural and social events to spread awareness and raise funds.
In the category of outstanding volunteer Ms Sara Baker was the winner for adopting a cause and for her tireless efforts for more than 9 years; from heading a unit, being actively involved in fundraising, organizing and supervising events to being an official speaker and strong advocate of the autism cause.
Hailed as the "Special needs highest honor" in the Middle East, The Princess Haya Award for Special Needs is the first award to address excellence in this field. The awards include best special educator, therapists, supervisor, administrator, board member, marketing, awareness and fundraising campaigns. The winners are chosen by a jury committee consisting of prominent figures in their respective fields.
Mr. Biju Andrews said “I am honored to receive the award and would like to thank DAC management for their support and providing opportunities to be creative and implement initiatives”.
The 3rd Annual Princess Haya Award for Special education received 169 entries from over 13 countries in the region.