15th February 2015: The Jury Committee of The Princess Haya Award for Special Education gathered at Radisson Royal Hotel on 7th February 2015 to shortlist and discuss in brief regarding the nominations received from various special needs centers and institutions from UAE and Arab countries for the fifth cycle of Princess Haya Award for Special Education.
The Jury Committee of the Award started the process of evaluation in January with a team of 10 members. It comprises experts in special education and business management. The panel went through the detail process of short-listing the applicants based on the criteria set by the award committee.
189 nominations in total received this year, the award jury committee short-listed three potential winners in each category. 24 applications were shortlisted in Specialist Excellence Category where-as nineteen applications in Institutional Excellence, 4 in Family Excellence and seventeen applications in Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence. The short-listed nominees will be scheduled for a panel interview. Jury has as well short-listed institutions / special needs centers for a field visits to Dubai, Jordan and Kuwait.
The winners will be unveiled by an official announcement at the award ceremony which will take place on April 23 at the Joharah Ballroom in Madinat Jumeirah.
The ceremony will be held under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.