Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Oman Sail, Oman Shipping Company host Down Syndrome support group  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Muscat Daily - 12/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) The joys of sailing were extended to a new set of sporting enthusiasts on Sunday when Oman Sail and Oman Shipping Company hosted the Down Syndrome Parents Support Group (DSPSG) at The Wave, Muscat.

Twenty-three children, aged between eight and 14, and their parents tried out a range of vessels in the Oman Sail fleet from small Bahias dinghies to the speedy power boats, all under the watchful eyes of Oman Sail's qualified sailing coaches. It was part of a programme of events in support of World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), a global awareness day that has been officially observed by the United Nations for the past two years.

Tarik al Junaidi, acting CEO of Oman Shipping Company said, ''Oman Shipping Company plays an active role in providing support to local charitable organisations and is proud to be backing DSPSG. Events such as this one will bring a wide variety of activities that can benefit the children as well as help pread awareness about the cause.''

The Down Syndrome Parents Support Group in Oman was founded in 2003 by Dr Lorene and has 204 registered members based in Muscat, Barka, Samail and Rustaq. It was created to provide specialist help for parents of Down Syndrome children to assist with their development and advancement.

The boat excursions especially the powerboating on-board United Engineering Services' boat and a spin in Oman Sail's Farr 30, proved a big hit with the children and showed how valuable such opportunities were to both organisers and guests. Neville Storey, CEO of United Engineering Services, who earlier this year teamed with Oman Sail to support to British quadriplegic sailor Hilary Lister to make a trans-oceanic crossing with Omani sailor Nashwa al Kindi, added, ''UES gives back to the community by working closely with charitable organisations to help inspire positive social change and understanding community development needs.''<


 


Muscat Daily




  MENA News Headlines
 May 28 2016 - Pakistan predicts 10 percent hike in exports to UAEpakisMENAFN
(MENAFN) Pakistan is aiming at a 10 percent increase in exports to the UAE, which has touched USD3 billion in its last fiscal year 2014-15.The y-o-y joint trade capacity has climbed 11 percent to ...

 May 28 2016 - UAE crushes regional rivals as top business hubMENAFN
(MENAFN) Emirati growth in financial and business services, trade and logistics, and tourism activity, over the last couple of decades, has played an important role in fueling Dubai's emergence as a ...

 May 28 2016 - Egypt works hard to establish local car manufacturingMENAFN
(MENAFN) Egypt is qualified and well prepared for the establishment of a real automotive industry based on manufacturing, rather than assembly, as explained and stressed by the nation's Minister if ...

 May 28 2016 - Kuwait's index bounces 45.63 pts volume soarsArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) Kuwait stocks swung higher on Wednesday, as sentiment brightened on rising oil prices and positive regional cues The bourse, after a tame start, jumped 45.63 points to 5368.25 ...

 May 28 2016 - KIPCO hosts 'Speed of Trust' seminar by CoveyArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) The Kuwait Projects Company (KIPCO) hosted Stephen M.R. Covey on his first trip to Kuwait. Covey is a renowned keynote speaker and advisor on trust and leadership and the author ...

 May 28 2016 - Kuwait bourse indices post weekly gainArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) The KSE Indices witnessed a positive week as the KSE price index closed with 5,396.67 an increase of 1.36% up 72.62 points compared to the previous week. As the MUDX remained ...

 May 28 2016 - Muslim mob attacks Christian homes in CairoArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) An Egyptian appeals court has overturned five-year prison sentences for 47 people for participating in unauthorised protests, but upheld fines of more than $11,000 each, ...

 May 28 2016 - Dubai police patrol in luxuryArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) Image is everything in Dubai € even when fighting crime. Police in this desert metropolis have built up a high-horsepower arsenal of luxury sports cars and SUVs over the years ...

 May 28 2016 - Coalition pounds DAESH in RaqaArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) Warplanes from the US-led coalition have pounded the Islamic State group with at least 150 strikes to bolster a major offensive on the jihadists' Syrian stronghold of Raqa, a ...

 May 27 2016 - Qatar- Five key clashes in the Champions League finalThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The 2016 UEFA Champions League Final logo at the Piazza Duomo in Milan, Italy, on 26 May 2016. EPA/DANIEL DAL ZENNARO Madrid:Real Madrid face local rivals Atletico Madrid ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help