Eid clothes project to be launched in Lebanon

The agreement was signed by Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah. (File/SPA)
Updated 06 August 2019

Eid clothes project to be launched in Lebanon

  • The center outlined its expanded role while taking part in workshops with the advisory experts group of the International Coalition for the Rehabilitation of Child Soldiers

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) signed an agreement to distribute Eid clothes, toys and other gifts to 552 Lebanese, 1,656 Syrian and 552 Palestinian children in Lebanon.
The agreement was signed by Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah, adviser at the Royal Court and KSRelief’s general supervisor.
Meanwhile, the center on Sunday distributed 1,381 food baskets to poor families in northern Lebanon.
 


Al-Rabeeah signing the agreement. (SPA)

Al-Rabeeah signing the agreement. (SPA)

Earlier, KSRelief said it has expanded its research and work to help rehabilitate child soldiers in Yemen.
The center outlined its expanded role while taking part in workshops with the advisory experts group of the International Coalition for the Rehabilitation of Child Soldiers, held at Columbia University in New York under the patronage of the UN.
The group gathers research and knowledge from non-government organizations and academics working in or studying the rehabilitation and reintegration of child soldiers.


185 disabled Saudi children ready for new academic year

Updated 22 August 2019

185 disabled Saudi children ready for new academic year

RIYADH:  Saudi Arabia’s Disabled Children’s Association (DCA) finished its preparations for the new academic year with the completion of its educational programs aimed at developing children’s mental, cognitive and motor skills.

The DCA’s centers are getting ready to welcome around 185 new students, who will be enrolled in the preparatory and elementary stages. The association is also housing early intervention children in 11 centers throughout the Kingdom.

“The DCA’s centers finished their preparations early in line with the directives of Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, chairman of the association’s board of directors,” said Awadh Al-Ghamdi, the DCA’s secretary-general.

He added: “The association is keeping pace with new technologies by developing the educational care system every year. It continuously adopts new methods for children with special needs by providing the centers with what is necessary for the development of linguistic, social and psychological skills.

“The DCA held consultative meetings to approve an implementation mechanism by consulting experts from the educational committee at King Saud University about the importance of establishing an innovative resources room in all of the DCA centers.

Al-Ghamdi said: “The project will be implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Education after it is judged by specialists from Saudi universities and adopted as part of the association’s initiatives. This comes as a continuation of the DCA’s role in caring for children with special needs for more than 35 years.”

The director of the DCA’s center in Al-Rass governorate presented the project’s original idea, which included reviewing the centers’ educational care programs according to modern educational trends.

A working group, which included a number of specialists, was assigned to the investigation. It presented a final vision to the DCA’s secretariat with a guide to the project’s implementation.