– Busloads of car seats donated to protect children with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome;
– Donation gives peace of mind to parents of students of SAFE Centre for Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome;
– Founder of seatbelt awareness programme says donation shows “large companies do care”.
DUBAI, U.A.E., 21 July 2014 —-– Children with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome are now safer travelling to and from school thanks to the generous donation of busloads of car seats by Chevrolet Middle East.
The donation was made to Dubai’s SAFE Centre for Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome as part of Chevrolet’s ongoing mission to give back to the community and to raise awareness about the importance of wearing seatbelts.
The SAFE Centre is one of the few facilities in the country that provides educational, occupational and language therapy to children and young people across all levels of the Autism spectrum.
“The SAFE Centre for Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome are extremely grateful for the donation of the wonderful car seats for our Centre buses. This not only gives peace of mind to our team but to our students’ parents as well, knowing that their children are now safer on the roads of Dubai. We wish to say a big ‘thank you’ to Chevrolet for this very kind donation,” said Mahbouba Yousef, Director of the SAFE Centre for Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.
“Driver and passenger safety is GM’s number one priority, so we jumped at the chance to support the Centre to keep their pupils safe as they travel to and from school,” said Maurice Williams, President and Managing Director of GM Middle East.
GM is no stranger to the seatbelt safety message. GM brand Chevrolet has long been the sponsor of the Buckle up in the Back initiative that educates children, parents and teachers about the importance of wearing safety belts and the correct use of child seats through in-school presentations.
Buckle up in the Back founder Lesley Cully contacted Chevrolet after she visited the SAFE Centre and found that they needed booster seats for their buses.
“I am delighted that Chevrolet, which already supports my school roadshows, stepped up and supplied the seats. They prove that large companies do care and believe in supporting safety initiatives that make a local difference,” said Cully.
“Unfortunately road accidents are so common place in the UAE it’s almost a part of life. We at Chevrolet love knowing that we’re helping to bring peace of mind to parents and the Centre, and that we have a role in protecting what’s most precious to them when they’re on the roads,” said Williams.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest automotive brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.9 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, high quality and outstanding value. The Chevrolet portfolio for the Middle East features award-winning passenger cars such as the Spark, Sonic, Cruze, Malibu, Impala, Camaro and Corvette; crossovers such as the Captiva and Traverse; and, SUVs and pickups including the Tahoe and Silverado. Chevrolet also offers customers a high-level aftersales service experience through Chevrolet Care.