The genesis of Manzil was a non-profit support group called ‘Special Families Support’ which was started by our Director Dr Ayesha Husaini on 9th December, 1999. The group grew to over 200 members and is one of GCC’s oldest non-profit groups focusing on social inclusion of individuals with disabilities.

The support group blossomed into “Manzil”, a non-profit Center that was officially inaugurated on February 7th 2005 by Sheikha Jameela Mohammed Al Qasimi, Director General, Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services. Meaning “Destination” in Urdu or “Home” in Arabic, Manzil caters to 42 students with cognitive disabilities (from 4 years onwards) with a staff of 27 making it a highly qualitative center with a significantly low student to staff ratio. The average experience of our teaching staff in the disability arena is over 13 years.

The organization is now spreading its wings further and is crossing international borders, doing inclusion research & consultancy and is also involved as an intellectual partner with Governmental entities.

“Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well,
you’re needed by someone.”
- Martina Navratilova


Educational Inclusion

Every student at Manzil follows an individualized education program (IEP). The Education program follows a holistic approach comprising development of academic, self-help, social, and motor skills. Read More

Employment Program

Manzil provides the PRIDE program for students with mild to moderate intellectual challenges. The emphasis of the program is to develop students knowledge and skills to become a part of society. Read More

Social Support

UAE’s first support group for families having individuals with Disability - Special Families Support - was the genesis of Manzil. Read More


We are grateful to our partners in promoting inclusion and research in the field of disability.
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We are providing consultancy services to a variety of organisations which includes Schools, Corporates, Government. Read More

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure inspite of overwhelming obstacles.”
- Christopher Reeves


Support us You can support us in many ways by VOLUNTEERING your time, by offering TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT opportunities, and by DONATING towards student sponsorships and educational and extra curricular programs. Whatever way you choose to contribute by, it will make a Big Difference in the lives of our students!


Thank you for your interest in volunteering!

Gift Shop

Students in the ME (Micro-enterprise) program are trained to create corporate gifts such as customized chocolates & gift hampers...


Our work is only possible through the generosity of our supporters...

At Manzil, we believe in empowerment of every student that walks through our doors so that they can lead a life of independence and dignity.




Manzil was proud to be part of the Islamic Arts Exhibition...Read More

  • Jul 03, 2016

Manzil art exhibition in collaboration with START at Jumeirah Creekside hotel

Manzil students are having an art exhibition at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel during the holy month of Ramadan.Read More

  • Jun 08, 2016

Participation in Wafi Bazaar

Manzil participates in Wafi Bazaar on 15th October to promote 
ME products of the students. 

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  • Sep 09, 2016



Manzil was part of Walk for autism 2016. Kids enjoyed the coloring and jeweller...... Read More

  • Jun 10, 2016

A Day with Des Spencer

Manzil was proud to spend Read More

  • Jun 10, 2016


Centro Sharjah organized Ramadan Art Competition for Manzil students. Meera, Fu...... Read More

  • Jun 10, 2016


"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at​" ​
- Stephen Hawking

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