Dubai?s Special Needs Future Development Center helps students ?build confidence they may have lost?

Safia Bari is harnessing the full creative force of special-needs students in Dubai.Through workshops that she runs at the Special Needs Future Development Center, which the Indian expatriate set up eight years ago, Bari and her students have developed a range of handmade products to rival those found at any boutique retailer.

Best-selling items include chunky statement necklaces and delicate bead bracelets, as well as printed notelets and functional key holders, all of which have been made by individuals of vary?ing capabilities and disabilities. SNF not only seems to be filling a void in terms of empowering special-needs students in the UAE but also provides gift solutions from the small and personal to the large and corporate.