The concert presented by young people with special needs at GUC – Official Facebook Page
CAIRO – 25 October 2017: A collection of Egyptian songs were sung and played on the keyboard by a group of talented young people with special needs in a concert at the German University in Cairo (GUC), Egypt.
The talented group also performed a number of classical music pieces that filled their audience with admiration.
The concert was organized by the GUC Special Needs Center in collaboration with the GUC Music Academy. It was attended by the vice-chairman of the Board of Trustees of the GUC Abdel Fatah Mansour, the university staff, GUC students and parents of the performers, according to the director of the GUC Special Needs Center, Samia Badie.
The group started the performance with the Egyptian national anthem, and the Egyptian-Italian singer Dalida’s famous “Helwa Ya Balady.”
Promoting the skills of people with special needs at GUC, the prime founder of the GUC and chairman of the Board of Trustees, Ashraf Mansour, signed a cooperation agreement with a German institution for special needs to train and rehabilitate the Egyptian specialists in this field to be able to introduce specialized programs. These programs aim to integrate the people with special needs into the community and provide additional services and facilities needed to help them overcome their problems.
People with special needs do not have many options when it comes to joining Egyptian universities due to the absence of services necessary for them to live normally. GUC is one of the very few universities that provides facilities for people with special needs, such as ramp access to buildings, wide door elevators, sanitary facilities throughout the campus and flexibly-designed classrooms.