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CDA licenses High Hopes pediatric therapy center as a non-profit foundation

High Hopes Pediatric Therapy Center, Dubai’s fully integrated facility for children with moderate to acute special needs, has been awarded a Civil Society Organisation License by the Dubai Community Development Authority (CDA), formalizing the specialized therapy center’s status as a non-profit foundation and authorising its services to the UAE community. The license has been issued to the entity allowing it to transition to a non-profit Foundation for the benefit of the wider community which is a one-way move undertaken by the center. High Hopes plans to deliver its highly specialised services to a wider number of children of determination within the UAE community, offering more support to underprivileged vulnerable children in the future.​​​​

The CDA non-profit license for High Hopes follows an extensive process of reporting and due diligence aimed at ensuring the center’s long-term sustainability and operations.

“A non-profit civil license is a tool given to empower people that wish to cater social services to the community members. We believe that our success lies in playing the role of the catalyst for social innovation and the license that we issue is an assurance of support offered to all licensed civil society organization in Dubai. The civil society organization framework promotes creative thinking and innovation and only applicants who demonstrate competency in managing the organization and envisions sustainability may be licensed,” said Dr. Omar Al Muthanna, CEO Regulatory and Licensing Sector at CDA.

“This license marks a significant milestone for High Hopes as we work to support more families and deliver world-class therapy care for their special ones,” said Lynn Barghout Jafar, Founder and Managing Mum of High Hopes. “For over two years, High Hopes has been a one-stop resource for parents, schools and specialists, all working to support children and young adults with moderate to complex special needs to meet their full potential physically, cognitively and socially. This license recognizes that and will further encourage us to offer our unique services to children that did not have access to us before. We aim to provide this by allowing qualifying families to apply for our new program, which will be rolled out later this year. ”

High Hopes Pediatric Therapy Center opened in 2017 to cater for children with moderate to complex special needs up to 13 years of age. The center’s interdisciplinary team of pediatric therapists and visiting experts deliver tailor-made programs for each child to reach their optimal potential in both gross and fine motor skills, as well as in communication and cognitive skills.