National Archives Receives Members of the UAE Deaf Association in a Scientific Journey

National Archives Receives Members of the UAE Deaf Association in a Scientific Journey

National Archives Receives Members of the UAE Deaf Association in a Scientific Journey

With the objective of promoting social responsibility and supporting communication with people with special needs in the community, the National Archives received a delegation from the UAE Deaf Association in a scientific journey to learn aspects of UAE history and heritage.
The visit promoted cooperation and communication between the National Archives and the UAE Deaf Association, and emphasized that it was equally important for other members of the association to visit the National Archives’ headquarters in batches to enrich their knowledge of the history of the United Arab Emirates and the status it attained worldwide in a record time.  In this regard Mr. Hamad Hazza Al Darmaki, the Association’s Chairman of the Board of Directors said: “the history of the establishment of the UAE shows the great efforts made by the founding leader Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan and his fellow founding fathers, and that the Memory of the Nation, which the National Archives is keen to preserve, documents these highly important efforts, and complements what the members of the association have learnt in their educational stages.” He pointed out that such a visit would strengthen loyalty and the sense of belonging among members of the association, and that what they are concerned about in the association.
The Chairman of the Board of the UAE Deaf Association appreciated the great role the National Archives plays in the political upbringing of the generations, and stressed that deaf people have great capabilities and potentials, and communicating with them would exploit these constructive capabilities and potentials.
The members of the UAE Deaf Association toured the National Archives, and watched, with the help of an interpreter, a 3D Hi-Tech documentary film about the UAE's history and its present and future prospects, at Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Virtual Reality Theatre.  In Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Hall, they were briefed on the stages of the Union, and saw samples of written documents, historical photographs and maps. They also visited the National archives Printing Press, the UAE Library, where their inquiries, which they made through the sign language, reflected the depth of their interest and desire to learn more about the National Archives’ holdings and its important facilities.