Training the elderly, individuals with special needs through workshops held in Egypt’s Museum of Islamic Art

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Wed, 25 Nov 2020 - 01:57 GMT

During a tour in the Egyptian Museum of Islamic Art

During a tour in the Egyptian Museum of Islamic Art

CAIRO – 25 November 2020: The General Administration for Museum Education for Individuals with Special Needs organized a set of traditional crafts programs for those with special needs, including "the elderly – cancer patients - orphans - patients of the Abassiya Mental Health Hospital" and others, and that is by attending a number of different Egyptian museums affiliated with the sector, and under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.

 

This came as a continuation of the implementation of the management’s action plan program within the framework of the axes of the sustainable development plan Egypt 2030, and in view of preserving the heritage identity, through the revival of heritage crafts.

Part of the workshops - press photo
Part of the workshops - press photo

 

These programs aim to revive the traditional and heritage crafts, by acquiring the skill of implementing different units of a product inspired by the models of different civilizations through the ages, in addition to increasing the ability to focus, raise mental capabilities and develop the creative skills of the trainees.

 

This program also aims to link different age groups with museums through teaching a heritage craft that the museum highlights as a cultural beacon and an educational, recreational institution that works to connect it with the surrounding community.

 

The program plays a major role in contributing to solving the unemployment problem, by teaching some crafts, in addition to establishing the value of the intangible heritage and the importance of preserving it, enhancing self-confidence, and the trainee's sense of value, introducing a kind of joy and happiness to the trainee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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