The competitors this year seeks to get revolutionary Braille menus for the visually-impaired. Haitham al Riyami, head of the team stated, “This is the fourth edition of the contest and 4 teams are participating. We want to make the society a lot more accessible to these who are visually-impaired. We are cooperating with various organisations such as the Al Noor Association for the Blind.”
A jury will assess the samples ready to declare a winner. Hand by Hand, given that its inception in 2013 has been utilising the power and creativity of young folks. It right now has 70 members who are engaged in numerous projects across the sultanate.
Explaining how their team functions, Riyami stated that the team identifies some social concerns and tries to locate options for it. “We have undertaken several projects such as Zad, Aamal Makani (Do my job), and Tomouh (ambition). The Zad project aimed to collect excess food from activities and celebrations and distribute it among the under-privileged,” stated Riyami.
The second project, Aamal Makani engaged its volunteers in hospitals and restaurants for a particular period. “The project sought to explain the importance of these jobs and the people who work there. With the project we wanted to show how the people in the sector contribute to the development of the society.” Tomouh wanted to train folks operating from properties with a way to earn a steady revenue, stated Riyami.
He stated there are some hurdles that they have to face throughout their function. “One of the main hurdles is a place where we can showcase our activities. But we usually find a solution as we get help from a lot of institutions. They provide us with places to hold events or economic support to complete our projects.”
Information Source: Muscat Daily