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Work experience When you're young you want to be everything. A vet, a zookeeper, a teacher, a mum! It's not until you get older that you realise life isn't actually that simple. The choice broadens; the status of job becomes an issue and expectations rise. Evidently I have no idea what I want to do or be in the future, which will totally satisfy my needs, enjoyment and my parents' expectations. So when we were told to choose a place for work experience I was stumped. I considered a number of business firms, banks and offices but I knew that wasn't really what I wanted to do, not yet anyway. My sister suggested helping out at The Dubai Centre for Special Needs where she had worked the previous year. Interested, I agreed and called up straight away to arrange when I would start. I had no idea of the age range at the school or even the types of conditions I would be dealing with. ...read more.

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No time would you ever look over at them and see them quietly getting on with their work. They were always deep in some conversation, which usually involved a lot of giggling and pointing! Rather than trying to stop them my curiosity got the better of me and I decided to open up the book of signing that was put in front of me and suss it out. But they were way too fast for me. No matter how quickly I turned those pages I was never going to keep up with them and even if I could, matching their actions to the little drawings on the pages was impossible. Luckily one of the little girls noticed me struggling and wrote me a little message on a scrap piece of paper. 'So that's how they communicate with people who can't sign' I though 'how frustrating it must be for them!' Then she started signing and pointing to letters in her exercise book. ...read more.

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Though their disabilities may affect their ability to walk and for some to write it hasn't affected their attitude to life but merely their approach. True, they can't run to their goals physically or metaphorically but that doesn't mean they'll never reach them. Slowly but surely with the help of their family, teachers and friends they can achieve whatever they want. Obviously they still miss out on some of the joys of life but to me they seem a lot happier than most other seventeen year olds I know. Their paths are straight, their aims are high and the smallest joy brings a smile to their faces and laughter to their eyes. I am thankful for the opportunity I was given to go there and meet those great people. Not only the students but also the patient teachers and devoted volunteers. These kids need all the help and love they can get and I'm not going to just disappear out of their lives. Any chance I get I will be back there visiting my new friends. Meera Almarri ...read more.

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