30/11/2012

Knowledge Oman Recognized for Support to Al Noor Association for the Blind

 

Knowledge Oman, the leading knowledge-based community platform in the country, has actively extended support to Al Noor Association for the Blind with its team of professionals to help set-up the IT Lab initiative for the blind. The IT Lab project will train the visually challenged to benefit and use the latest technology to help develop their skills and enable them to fulfill a variety of job requirements.

 

Barka Al Bakry, a founding member of Al Noor Association, notes, “The dedicated and professional young men and women who are members of Knowledge Oman are doing a wonderful job in the form of advice on various aspects of IT, from selecting programs, equipment, and training. Through their help, Al Noor saved thousands of rials for the IT Lab project. We will keep calling them over and over again particularly for training and advice.”

 

The Sultanate of Oman has a range of 17,000 registered blind individuals, with the objective of Al Noor Association to enable every blind person in Oman to live a dignified life through education, training and employment. Based in Muscat, the association has branches in Salalah, Sohar, and Nizwa, dedicated to offering training and education opportunities to empower the visually challenged in their life and careers.

 

Khalfan Al Mahrazy, Vice President of Knowledge Oman, says, "We are very pleased to engage our community members to support Al Noor Association for the Blind by providing ideal solutions that would extend greater benefits for the association and the country. We invite more volunteers and entities to join us in supporting this honorable cause.”

 

Knowledge Oman, established in 2008 led by Tariq Al Barwani, has associated with a number of public and private institutions to promote knowledge and learning through various community initiatives. With projects established by the volunteer team, ties have also been made with reputable organizations, including Microsoft, government bodies such as the ITA, Tawasul think-tank, Dar Al Attaa charity, Omani Women Association, Emax, Protiviti, Oman International Trade & Exhibitions, The London Speaker Bureau, the HR & Nationalisation Congress, and colleges and universities across Oman.