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First Arab Forum for Special Education Schools

Monday، 01 October 2018 - 04:18 PM

Under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, the first Arab Forum for Special Education Schools will be held on 1-4 October, 2018 in Sharm El Sheikh.

The forum was held for the first time in Egypt as the first Arab forum in Sports, artistic, cultural, entertaining and development. It includes a series of developmental activities for talented Special-Needs Students in the fields of "graphics, drawing, photography, sewing, sports activities and football" to highlight their talents. A full work plan was prepared to address all the technical, sports, cultural, developmental and entertainment themes of the forum, that includes discussing the frameworks of developing the field of special education and integrating its students into society through several specific axes.

Participants

Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli, Education Minister Tarek Shawki, South Sinai Governor Khaled Fouda and a number of Arab ministers from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE, Kuwait and Jordan.

Participating Countries

Five Arab countries took part in the forum: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE, Kuwait and Jordan.

Goals of the Forum

- Highlighting the talents of students with special needs in schools in Egypt and Arab countries, to integrate them and meet their needs to develop their talents

- Presenting their ideas and success stories in various fields and the heroes in the international and regional events to inspire the other students
Activities

Monday 1/10/2018


President Abdel Fattah El Sisi arrived in Sharm El-Sheikh for the opening of the 1st Arab forum for special education schools at the grand conference hall in Sharm in the presence of Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli, Education Minister Tarek Shawki and South Sinai Governor Khaled Fouda.

The ceremony started with recitation of verses from the Holy Quran.

At the beginning of the ceremony, a presentation was given on the Education Ministry's efforts to serve students with special needs.

The documentary shed light on the state's policy to increase students' creativity and production and help them integrate into the society.

It also focused on President Sisi's directive to designate 2018 as a year for people with disabilities.

Addressing the forum, the education minister asserted that the attention to those with special needs comes from the belief in human beings.

President Sisi honored the winners in a youth research competition.

In his speech, President Sisi said that the Egyptian state pays special attention to the people with special needs, believing in their abilities and potential, and the need to provide appropriate training, rehabilitation services, adequate care and equal opportunities, so that they can participate effectively together with the rest of the community.

Honoring event


The honoring event was held on the sidelines of the 1st Arab forum for special education schools in Sharm El Sheikh.

A number of students thanked President Sisi for this push forward that would sure encourage them to achieve further success.

This forum sends a message about Egypt's keenness on providing quality care to persons with special needs, the students said.

Mohamed Ahmed, a student at the Fayyoum School for the Blind, said he was honored for his research on the positive aspects of social media networking.

Another honored student, Yomna Emad said the Egyptian Knowledge Bank greatly helped her in her research.

Ahmed Abdel Mohsen also used the Egyptian Knowledge Bank in his research, which lasted for three years before he was able to determine a way by which to use lignin, a component of wood, in the manufacture of window glass.


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