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Best Buddies, Shafallah Center children enjoy role-play at KidZania Doha

Best Buddies, Shafallah Center children enjoy role-play at KidZania Doha

Tribune News Network
As many as 500 children from Best Buddies Qatar and Shafallah Center for Children with Special Needs in the age group of 3-18 years participated in the soft opening of KidZanina Doha.
They engaged in 42 educational and entertaining activities, including role-plays as various professionals, such as doctors, dentists, police officers, actors, singers, intelligence agents, bankers, businesspersons, fire-fighters, engineers, perfumers, scientists and teachers.
The attendees were free to explore various jobs and express their creative, artistic, leadership and communication skills and ambitions.
Laalei Abu Alfain, managing director of Best Buddies Qatar and CEO of ShafallahCenter for Children with Special Needs, commented: “We express our gratitude to KidZania Doha for bringing joy, inspiration and fun to our members through various activities. KidZanian Doha provided persons with disabilities access to all games,as in the case of persons without disabilities, to live through various occupations and entertaining activities. This event is an asset in supporting of our mission to enhance the lives of people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities through social integration and one-to-one long lasting, meaningful friendships.”
She added: “This occasion is a valuable contribution to highlighting the issues of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and to spread awareness about their abilities to become essential element of Qatar community. Our ultimate aim is their social integration and empowerment. We are glad to start cooperation with KidZania with today’s success of educational and entertaining experience of social integration.”
RicFearnett, KidZania Doha’sgovernor and CEO, said: “We strive to ensure that children with disabilities become a part of KidZania’s society. Our goal is to help every child find their calling and to be happy. KidZania takes pride in having the city fully accessible together with a well-trained and qualified team.”
He added: “Today, we are so excited to open the doors of our city for Best Buddies Qatar members to share the KidZania educational and fun experience and showcase what we have to offer. We are also very keen to receive their valuable feedback which will, definitely, contribute in achieving our vision aligned with the Qatar National Vision 2030 of the development and empowerment of today’s children and future leaders.”
KidZania is an interactive kids’ city combining inspiration, fun and learning through realistic role-play for children aged 2-14 years. Kids independently explore a kid-sized city with over 100 exciting careers. Each ultra-realistic experience is designed to empower kids, giving them the confidence to be their best selves and inspiration to be great global citizens.


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