Qatar Airways to employ young people with autism
- Written by George Sensalis
Qatar Airways announced its partnership with Shafallah Centre for children with special needs to help them become part of the airline’s workforce.
Opened in 1999, the Shafallah Centre give comprehensive services and care to individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders, and their families.
The Shafallah Centre promotes awareness on dealing with children with special needs to give a better life for students with an intellectual disability. Finding job opportunities that match their potential and abilities is the Centre’s primary goal.
The organisation lists Autism Speaks among its partners. Autism Speaks is the world's leading autism science and advocacy organisation, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism.
HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, Qatar Airways Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker attended the signing ceremony of the first partnership for Shafallah Centre with a Qatari employer.
“Qatar Airways has been a long-standing contributor to social responsibility and this partnership is especially close to the airline, being a Qatar-based centre that is committed to the development of contributing members of our society," Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al-Baker said. “At Qatar Airways, our new team members from Shafallah Centre are provided with the same benefits and opportunities to learn, work and grow their careers as we do with our existing employees."