“People with Disabilities” showcases its activities at “Expo Dubai”

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“People with Disabilities” showcases its activities at “Expo Dubai”

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Today, Friday, the Public Authority for Persons with Disabilities reviewed the efforts made by the State of Kuwait in supporting the disabled in order to provide them with a decent life and their access to all civil and political rights in equality with others without discrimination, during its participation.

This came during a lecture delivered by the Supervisor of the Technical Office of the Administration, Planning and Research at the Authority, Zainab Al-Enezi, at the State of Kuwait’s pavilion, on the sidelines of the Week of Tolerance and Inclusion at the Expo 2020 Dubai.

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Al-Enezi said that Kuwait is one of the pioneering countries in establishing tolerance, inclusiveness and coexistence in general, and people with disabilities in particular, by providing all kinds of services and supporting them financially and morally in order to integrate them into society.

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She added that Kuwait was keen to include people with disabilities in development and sustainability plans, and the need to shed light on their involvement in society and the acceptance of their disability, regardless of the type or severity of that disability.

She explained that the authority worked to provide educational, rehabilitative and educational services and teaching aids for people with disabilities in coordination with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Higher Education in terms of scholarships and scholarships inside and outside Kuwait, as well as rehabilitating and employing them in government and private agencies and the oil sector.

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She referred to the authority’s role in providing housing care for the disabled person and his family in coordination with the competent authorities in the state, in addition to granting people with disabilities a “disability identity” that guarantees them enjoyment of the services and benefits stipulated in Kuwaiti law.

The lecture dealt with the development of Kuwait’s interest in people with disabilities since 1971 until the establishment of the Public Authority for Persons with Disabilities in accordance with Law No. 8/2010, in addition to campaigns and programs and their support for nearly 57,000 people with disabilities.

Expo Dubai, which bears the slogan (Connecting Minds, Creating the Future), reviews several vital topics, including climate, space, development, tolerance, knowledge, travel, communication, health, food, agriculture, water and global goals to live better by 2030.

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The exhibition aims to solve the most prominent challenges of the era, open the doors of development opportunities for future generations, reformulate the mechanism of human and goods movement, and find sustainable solutions to preserve energy and water resources.

And (Expo 2020), whose activities will continue until the end of next March, includes three main pavilions: Opportunities, Mobility and Sustainability, which are main pillars for shaping the future of the world.

Source: Al-Rai

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