Senses, Dubai

    Senses is the first residential care facility in the UAE and was co-founded by Nadia Khalil al Sayegh and Kerry Hackeson. A non-profit organisation, it provides 24-hour nursing care to children and young adults between two to 20 years with severe physical and learning difficulties.

    Senses offers them a range of opportunities to fulfill educational interests, participate in life-enriching pastimes, build self-esteem, increase independence and explore future life opportunities. Daily classes conducted by professionally trained and multilingual staff include those in art, life skills, communication, personal care, sports, physiotherapy, horticulture, literature and cookery. Regular reviews are held with parents and professionals to ensure that needs are being met and realistic goals being set for the future.

    Kind Gestures has included Senses in the expanding portfolio of projects it supports through financial and material assistance.