Kuwait grabs 3rd place in dis­abled women fo­rum

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DOHA: Kuwait’s An­fal Bo Ha­mad clinched third place on Thurs­day in draw­ing and col­lages art cat­e­gory con­test, which is part of the on­go­ing first GCC hand­i­crafts fo­rum for dis­abled women which kicked off on Wed­nes­day. An­fal’s mother, Na­jat Al-Reyahi, ex­pressed her pride and joy in her daugh­ter’s valu­able achieve­ment, point­ing out GCC of­fi­cials’ ap­pre­ci­a­tion and care in the dis­abil­i­ties fields, and their deep at­ten­tion to the hand­i­capped and spe­cial need ones.

Al-Reyahi ded­i­cated her daugh­ter’s achieve­ment to the Kuwaiti lead­er­ship, gov­ern­ment, and peo­ple, prais­ing her coun­try’s sig­nif­i­cant care for the dis­abled ones through fa­cil­i­tat­ing all po­ten­tials to pro­vide them with the most ap­pro­pri­ate en­vi­ron­ment to dis­cover and launch their skills and tal­ents. This prize is a new ad­di­tion to An­fal’s sev­eral achieve­ments she at­tained on lo­cal, re­gional, and in­ter­na­tional lev­els, AlReyahi said, point­ing out her daugh­ter’s su­pe­ri­or­ity in mem­o­riz­ing the Holy Qu­ran, in ad­di­tion to other GCC ex­cel­lence con­tests. A num­ber of min­istries, state au­thor­i­ties, civil com­mu­nity bod­ies, and pri­vate sec­tors in Gulf coun­tries are cur­rently tak­ing part in the fo­rum.

The event aims at rais­ing pub­lic aware­ness on the rights of hand­i­capped women, in­clud­ing the UN’s Con­ven­tion on the Rights of Per­sons with Dis­abil­i­ties, bol­ster­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tion, back­ing Gulf women’s hand­i­craft skills, high­light­ing the pos­i­tive as­pects of dis­abled women, and em­pow­er­ing dis­abled women to fully in­te­grate in their so­ci­ety. It is or­ga­nized by the Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion In­ter­na­tional (RI), Re­gional So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity Net­work, and Max­i­mize for Train­ing and Con­sult­ing, and in­cludes a num­ber of work­shops that high­light dis­abled women’s ca­pa­bil­i­ties, in ad­di­tion to show­cas­ing a num­ber of ex­pe­ri­ences by the par­tic­i­pants. — KUNA

Kuwait’s An­fal Bo Ha­mad

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