SFS Bahrain - Special Families Support Group

SPECIAL FAMILIES SUPPORT GROUP started in Dubai on December 9th, 1999 by Gulshan Kavarana, mother of Zara, a child with special needs. I myself am a mother of a boy named Shayaan, who was born with no arms. SFS has the main branch in Dubai but its members are spread throughout the UAE. There is a branch in Chennai, India. This branch in Bahrain was formed so that families with children with special needs can get connected with other families in similar situations to share their hopes, their strengths and their challenges. Our group focuses on coping strategies for the entire family, mother, father, siblings, grandparents, even uncles & aunts. We want to bring up our children with strength and dignity and support groups help a lot in learning through each other's experiences.

An important task of SFS has been to spread awareness among the different sections of the society, about the needs of our families. There is a need to educate society about the various syndromes and disabilities and how to deal with a situation when they are confronted with such a child in public.
The only thing that our children and their families need from society is acceptance, love and respect.

Here at SFS we do ensure one thing for sure, that everyone goes home with a smile on their face, the parents go home realizing that they are not alone, the volunteers go home feeling fulfilled as they have done something meaningful and the children go home feeling happy and satisfied, just being accepted for who they are. They deserve the best and that's exactly what we give them!

Anyone and everyone is welcome to join our family and be a part of a beautiful world.