Special Needs

Discussed: Egypt punishes endangering people with disabilities by imprisonment, fine

Sat, 03 Dec 2022 - 11:08 GMT

A person or child with a disability is considered at risk, according to Article 46 of the law, which punishes any case of threatening respect for personal dignity and autonomy of persons with special needs, or discriminating against them on the basis of disability.

Senate report calls on application of 5% employment rate of differently-abled persons in Egypt

Thu, 18 Aug 2022 - 10:24 GMT

This came during recommendations within a report of the Energy, Environment and Manpower Committee on a proposal submitted by MP Muhammad Al-Sayed Al-Salhi regarding activating the 5 percent rate for people with disabilities, which was referred to the government to take the necessary action.

Photos: Korean Embassy in Egypt hosts special Ramadan Iftar for friends with special needs

Mon, 11 Apr 2022 - 04:17 GMT

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea hosted a Ramadan Iftar on April 7 inviting the White Hearts members and the students from the Korean language department of Ain Shams University to the Ambassador’s residence in Maadi to celebrate the spirit of holy Ramadan - love, caring and sharing.

Egyptian President allocates LE 100 million for fund serving people with disabilities

Mon, 27 Jul 2020 - 04:09 GMT

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.

Egypt’s top prosecutor orders detaining 4 over bullying disabled child

Sun, 31 May 2020 - 03:44 GMT

The youths used a dog to intimidate the disabled child, apparently to make fun of or joke with him.

Solidarity ministry launches initiative to employ disabled people

Sun, 20 Oct 2019 - 10:26 GMT

The initiative, dubbed "Hayah", comes as part of national efforts to expand the social protection umbrella for people with special needs.

Manpower Min. appoints 1,777 youth, 21 with special needs

Mon, 30 Sep 2019 - 10:36 GMT

In March 2019, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi approved the issuance of Law No. 11 of 2019 of the National Council of People with Disabilities.

For the first time, Zelzal with sign language translation

Fri, 10 May 2019 - 11:41 GMT

For the first time DMC channels managed to translate ‘’Zelzal’’ ( Earthquake) series using sign language to be easy for deaf and dumb people to follow the series.

Gov’t approves fund to help people with disabilities

Thu, 09 May 2019 - 02:55 GMT

The bill also stipulates that the Fund, in coordination with concerned authorities, civil society organizations and the private sector, should provide care and support in all aspects of life for people with disabilities, such as scholarships for schools,

Gov’t distributes 35 motorbikes designed for disabled

Wed, 03 Apr 2019 - 12:30 GMT

Cairo Governor Khaled Abdel Aal distributed a total of 35 motorbikes designed for people with disabilities during a ceremony held Wednesday at Azhar Park in Cairo.

Parl't approves establishing independent council for disabled Egyptians

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 - 10:45 GMT

The disabilities council is an independent body that aims to promote, develop and protect the rights of persons with disabilities and their constitutional dignity.

Fund to be set up for supporting persons with special needs

Wed, 26 Dec 2018 - 01:43 GMT

The fund will set up projects whose revenue will be used for supporting the disabled, said Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wali in press statements.

Ending the Year of People with Special Needs: A look at Egypt, disability

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 - 01:57 GMT

The National Council for Disability Affairs was especially created to make sure that those living with disabilities are heard.

Sisi asserts State's support for students with special needs

Mon, 01 Oct 2018 - 09:40 GMT

Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al Sisi attended on Monday the first Arab forum for special education schools held in Sharm El Sheikh City.

2 metro stations to be upgraded for use by persons with disabilities

Mon, 01 Oct 2018 - 11:32 GMT

MOU signed Monday between the Railway Authority and a "dream and determination" foundation for persons with special needs.

First ever diving trip for people with special needs in Safaga

Thu, 11 May 2017 - 06:00 GMT

Egypt's first ever diving expedition specifically designed to accommodate people of special needs.

Egypt to receive €20M from EU to support people with special needs

Mon, 08 May 2017 - 08:26 GMT

The European Union (EU) will provide Egypt with €20 million in aid to support empowerment projects for people with special needs.

Talaat Harb Cultural Centre: the first for people with special needs

Sat, 06 May 2017 - 02:43 GMT

Minister of Culture Helmy el-Namnam agreed to allocate Talaat Harb Cultural Centre in Sayeda Zeinab, Cairo.

Egypt to upgrade transportation system to accommodate the disabled

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 - 08:19 GMT

Means of transportation will be enhanced in order to facilitate the movement of citizens with special needs.

Arab Center for Media to hold May conference on the disabled

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 - 09:30 GMT

The Arab Center for Media announced holding its second conference on supporting the disabled 2-4 May in Cairo to share personal experiences of handicapped people from various Arab countries