7th cultural week for the handicapped [Archives:2004/767/Local News]

August 26 2004

By Yemen Times

Events of the 7th Handicapped Cultural Week were set up in Taiz. The week was entitled “Give me Confidence but don't grant me Mercy”. The event was inaugurated on Sat., 21st Aug, with the support of the Fund for Observing and Qualifying the Handicapped, which set up numerous side stalls and discussion groups. There were literary and artistic sections such as reciting poetry, a short story competition, drawing, caricature, and intellectual discussions. The Week was concluded with the opening issue of “al-Azeemah” magazine, published by the Handicapped Union in Taiz. It is a periodical socio-cultural media release which is written by the team of Abdullah al-Jaafery as editor-in-chief, Tewfique al-Za'roory as manager, Secretary; Ali al-Jabaly, technical officer-in-charge; Abdullah Saleh, and the general supervisor Salah Ayyoub Taresh Absi as well as Nabeel al-Amri. The production of the magazine is stipulated in the sixth clause of the Handicapped Union which maintains that a periodical should be produced to heighten the profile of the organization.