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Rashid Centre for People of Determination Unveils State-of-the-Art Communications Platform for Special Needs Education at GITEX 2019

GITEX Technology Week - Dubai, United Arab Emirates – October 06, 2019 – At a special ceremony at GITEX Technology Week 2019, Mariam Othman, Chief Executive Officer, Rashid Centre for People of Determination, launched the foundation’s ground-breaking communications and collaboration platform for special needs institutions, co-developed with Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA).

The solution helps streamline communications between staff, students and parents, thereby elevating learning experiences, enhancing student safety, and simplifying administration.

“It has been our vision to use technology to elevate the quality of education and care that we provide to this inspiring segment of society. We thank Avaya who have partnered with us to design a truly unique solution that makes our vision a reality,” said Mrs Othman.

The new platform helps make remote learning and virtual classrooms a reality and helps to enable seamless high-quality video collaboration between staff and parents ─ all while reducing the institution’s communications-related operational expenses. With inbuilt fleet management, the system can efficiently track school buses in real-time, giving parents peace of mind while their children are being transported to and from the center.

Appealing to the technology industry to make ‘accessibility for all’ a guiding principle in solution design, Nidal Abou-Ltaif, President, Avaya International said, “Communication is at the core of the human experience and we believe it should be a fundamental right for any individual, irrespective of their abilities. Our work can only be considered as true progress when it delivers equality of experience for all. While Avaya remains firmly committed to championing this cause, it is my sincere hope that our industry peers will also rise to the challenge and embrace accessibility by design so every innovation can have the potential to benefit all segments of society.”

About Rashid Center for People of Determination

The Rashid Center for the determined ones is a non-profit organization established in 1994, dedicated for the education of children and adults with special needs. Through its accumulated experience it has been able to develop its therapeutic and rehabilitation programs in accordance with the best scientific theories and practical applications, drawing on the expertise of its qualified staff from different nationalities and cultures, to meet the student/s individual needs. Our student intake consists of approximately 40 different nationalities. The vision of Rashid Center has been and will continue to be one of supporting inclusion and for our students to be embraced within the community through cultural, artistic, sports and environmental activities.

About Avaya

Businesses are built on the experiences they provide, and every day millions of those experiences are built by Avaya (NYSE: AVYA). For over one hundred years, we’ve enabled organizations around the globe to win – by creating intelligent communications experiences for customers and employees. Avaya builds open, converged and innovative solutions to enhance and simplify communications and collaboration – in the cloud, on-premise or a hybrid of both. To grow your business, we’re committed to innovation, partnership, and a relentless focus on what’s next. We’re the technology company you trust to help you deliver Experiences that Matter. Visit us at

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Source: Avaya Newsroom


Tom Paye

PR manager – MEA & Turkey, Avaya

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