Egypt’s First Lady Entissar Amer marked the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), saying disabled people are the “heart of Egypt and its hope and bright side”.
Cairo Governor Khaled Abdel-Aal announced that 12 public parks will allow free entry for disabled people on Friday.
The Egyptian Ministry of Social Solidarity has reviewed, in a report, the most prominent efforts it has made in favor of people with disabilities in various fields, as part of the celebrations of the International Day of Disabled Persons.
The “Ataa” Fund for people with special needs was established by the 50-year old Nasser Social Bank in November last year, during the term of former Social Solidarity Minister Ghada Wally.
Speaker of the Arab Parliament asserted commitment to supporting the rights and demands of the disabled in the parliament's resolutions and unified laws.
Tawfik's decision comes ahead of the International Day of Disabled Persons, celebrated worldwide on December 3rd every year.
The minister of youth said that the participation of the disabled people in the referendum reflects the ministry's success to integrate them into the society.
The training comes as part of a cooperation protocol signed January between the Justice Ministry and the National Council for Disability Affairs.
The White Card would grant disabled people many benefits including reduction or exemption from study expenses, reduction in transportation fare, and free treatment in government hospitals.
During a day he described as the “happiest day” in his life, President Sisi honored a number of youth with special needs.