Handicapped Child Activities Concluded [Archives:2001/37/Local News]

September 10 2001

The Yemeni non-governmental organization Coordination Committee for Child Rights organized the first summer activities aimed at involving children in different projects. Several societies based in Sana’a like the Physically Handicapped Society, al-Iman Society for Blind, Orphans Care House, the Challenge Care Society, the Deaf and Dump Society, Rabe’ah School, al-Khansa School, etc. took part in the project activities.
The two-month project is unique in its kind as the different groups of handicapped children had the chance to gather in one single place. The concluding ceremony was held on September 6 on the grounds of al-Qalam School under the supervision of the Coordination Committee and several societies involved in rendering care to handicapped children.
It is worth mentioning that this event came to highlight child rights in Yemen, which is one of the signatories of the Child Rights Convention, and the participation of different NGOs represented by the Coordination Committee and the support of the Swedish Child Care Organization.