KUWAIT: The 9th Kuwaiti Project for the Disabled was held at the Sheraton Hotel on Thursday, with the attendance of many disabled children. The project is being held in cooperation with the higher committee of UNESCO and the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science.
Honorary President of the Kuwait Sports Club for the Disabled Sheikha Sheikha Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah noted that the Kuwaiti government is keen to provide special care for the disabled. “This is a useful project that aims to integrate the disabled in the community. Disabled persons in Kuwaiti have made many achievements, and I hope they find good job opportunities at all institutions. I also hope the employment quota of the disabled is respected so they get employed. I wish even more success for the organizers of this project,” she during the launch ceremony.
Rafat Subhi, executive director of the organizing committee, said the project aims to help the disabled from all categories. “We aim to bring the disabled together and communicate with them and help them integrate in the society. Furthermore, we work on rehabilitating them and their family members in addition to providing their daily needs,” he pointed out.
Head of the education department at the Public Authority for the Handicapped (PAH) Dr Badr Al-Barrak noted that the authority strongly supports this project, as the Kuwaiti government supports such projects as part of the national partnership between the nongovernmental organizations, the private sector and public institutions. “This is the goal of the PAH as part of its strategy to expand its services for the disabled,” he stated.
He also said that the integration of the disabled in the community is one of the most important projects for the disabled. “PAH is keen to be present in all national celebrations to strengthen the sense of belonging of the disabled. We are always cooperating with the ministry of education to improve the curriculum. Inspectors of PAH frequently check schools to make sure there are no violations,” added Barrak.
By Nawara Fattahova