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MEET FAISAL AZIZ
MEET FAISAL AZIZ

Faisal Aziz, a young Emirati with special learning needs, joined THE One’s Office team on Sunday May 7, 2006. We ‘discovered’ Faisal during a visit to the Ministry of Labour’s Special Needs Centre and employed him to assist in routine cleaning tasks around THE Office for six hours a day, five days a...

MEET OUR FUTURE DECORATOR
MEET OUR FUTURE DECORATOR

Muneer Wadhwania, a Canadian National of Pakistani origin affected by Developmental Delay, was ‘discovered’ by our staff committee members during a visit to the Khalifa School - a private educational institution for special needs students and THE One Kuwait’s supported cause. After interviewing Mune...

MEET MR MUSCLES
MEET MR MUSCLES

Awais Iftikhar, a young Pakistani who is hearing and speech impaired, joined our Khalidiya Theatre tribe on 1 April 2015. We discovered Awais when his father’s colleague, who had heard about our Challenged Employee programme, passed on his CV to our Sales Manager. Following the interview we immediat...

THE Onederworld in India: Latest news from Barind!
THE Onederworld in India: Latest news from Barind!

THE One has been partnering with Free The Children’s WE Villages since 2008 to help build stable, thriving communities that give people the power and dignity to support themselves and break the cycle of poverty. While we’ve completed our project in Pimbiniet, Kenya, our latest projects in Barind, In...

MEET OUR FUSION ROCK STAR
MEET OUR FUSION ROCK STAR

Vibin Vincent, an Indian national with Down syndrome, joined THE One Outlet team on 11 November 2012. Vibin’s father heard about us when his son appeared in a short film and Ashraf, a co-actor, suggested getting in touch with THE One since we hired individuals with special needs. As it turns out, As...

THE OFFICE REACHES OUT ON GIVE & GAIN DAY, 19 MAY 2016
THE OFFICE REACHES OUT ON GIVE & GAIN DAY, 19 MAY 2016

Give & Gain Day, an initiative that started back in the UK in 2008 and has since become a global movement, is an annual day of Employee Volunteering celebrated globally on the third Friday in May. Since Friday is a weekend day in the Muslim world and Give & Gain is all about volunteering during work...

THE ONE BAHRAIN SUPPORTS ‘FEED THE NEED’, JULY 2016
THE ONE BAHRAIN SUPPORTS ‘FEED THE NEED’, JULY 2016

While our Bahrain team was looking for a cause to support during Ramadan, they came across Feed the Need, a charity which offers free food to local communities by installing fridges around Bahrain. The idea is that people who live in the area can fill the fridge with donated food and drinks, thereby...

MEET MR COOL
MEET MR COOL

Ebrahim Al Noor, a young Emirati with Down Syndrome, joined THE One Jumeirah team on May 1, 2006 as a part-time Salesperson Assistant. Ebrahim was a minder at the Ministry of Labour’s Special Needs Centre before expressing a desire to integrate into society. He currently works five hours a day, five...

MEET OUR RESIDENT DJ
MEET OUR RESIDENT DJ

Hendrik Steyn (aka TwinDecks) is a young South African aspiring DJ with Cerebral Palsy, who joined THE Office team in May 2014 as a full time IT Technician. Having grown up and completed his schooling in South Africa, Hendrik indulged his passion for music by taking a one-year course in sound engine...

THE ONE KHALIDIYA’S RAMADAN GOODY BAGS, JULY 2016
THE ONE KHALIDIYA’S RAMADAN GOODY BAGS, JULY 2016

In an effort to give something back to their community, our Khalidiya Theatre team raised AED2,000 through selling bingo tickets to all members of our Abu Dhabi tribe, and used these funds to create 150 Ramadan care packages for construction workers on a site near our Yas Mall store. While several t...