Egypt's Social Solidarity Ministry launches 2nd phase of 'Equal Opportunities' programme

Mon, 05 Dec 2022 - 02:16 GMT

The "Equal Opportunities" programme was launched by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi early in 2021.

On World Children's Day, Egypt's social solidarity ministry sheds light on services provided to millions

Sun, 20 Nov 2022 - 05:13 GMT

On the occasion of the World Children's Day, the Ministry of Social Solidarity released Sunday a statement detailing the public benefits provided to children in Egypt.

Egypt introduces 1st ever beach for disabled in Alexandria

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 - 02:41 GMT

Another is being prepared.

Egyptian Senate produces 9 recommendations pertaining to social solidarity

Thu, 02 Jun 2022 - 02:20 GMT

The Senate is currently discussing during its plenary sessions the report prepared by its Financial and Economic Affairs Committee on the Economic and Social Development Plan for FY2022/2023 submitted by the government.

Ministry details services delivered to 12K disabled students at Egyptian public universities

Tue, 03 May 2022 - 01:59 GMT

The Ministry of Social Solidarity announced Tuesday that the number of disabled students benefiting from the designated units at public units has hit 12,100.

Law on people with disabilities amended to allow spouses, 2nd degree relatives to drive handicap cars

Mon, 28 Mar 2022 - 07:12 GMT

Spouses and second-degree relatives can now drive handicap cars per an amendment to the law on people with disabilities, where only first-degree relatives and personal drivers had been allowed to drive such vehicles.

LE5B in monetary subsidies disbursed to disabled citizens every year: Egyptian minister

Mon, 07 Mar 2022 - 03:10 GMT

Qabaj added that the ministry also pays the tuition fees of 300,000 disabled school students.

800K disabled persons granted health insurance in Egypt

Sun, 26 Dec 2021 - 01:10 GMT

Those are the first phase.

Pics: Little Basmala flies a military plane after asking Sisi in Differently-Abled Conference

Tue, 07 Dec 2021 - 02:06 GMT

A little burn survivor has flown on a dual-pilot plane along with a group of differently-abled people after she voiced her wish to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during a Sunday conference.

In pics: Minibus for physically-challenged passengers operate in Sharqia

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 - 02:42 GMT

Minibuses designed for physically-challenged people started operating in Egyptian governorate of Sharqia in Delta, with commuters expressing delight with the new experience.

Egypt, UNDP launch incubator for enterprises producing assistive technology for disabled

Mon, 26 Apr 2021 - 04:20 GMT

Joining the program is achieved by winning a competition dubbed the Open Innovation Challenge for Persons with Disabilities.

Egypt spends LE1B in 2 fiscal years on 96 projects for the disabled

Wed, 17 Feb 2021 - 04:41 GMT

The minister stated during a dialogue on the "conceptual manual for a sustainable development plan responsive to different social groups."

Egypt's Asmarat municipal authority examines exempting specific dweller segments of rent payment

Sat, 19 Sep 2020 - 09:21 GMT

That is in collaboration with a charity organization.

Yasmine Sabry Exclusively to Egypt Today ‘I would never insult disabled people'

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 - 07:57 GMT

Yasmine Sabry who had posted a photo of her doing yoga to which her 16 years old brother commented on, the usual sibling banter that everyone has with their brother/sister.

Disabled people keen to vote on constitutional amendments

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 - 10:28 GMT

It is the first time for the National Election Authority to print Braille ballot papers.

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.

Parliament's general committee approves constitution's draft amendments

Tue, 05 Feb 2019 - 03:22 GMT

Two thirds of parliamentarians voted in favor of the proposal to be further discussed.

Ministry of Culture establishes cinema club for the disabled

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 - 11:00 GMT

The governmental approach towards the disabled and those who need special care has been changed in Egypt since the 2011 revolution.

Belarussian student becomes first-ever Miss Wheelchair World

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 - 12:28 GMT

A psychology student from Belarus, Aleksandra Chichikova, was chosen Miss Wheelchair World in the first-ever edition of the beauty pageant held in Warsaw.

In pics: Sisi buys student a car

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 - 04:35 GMT

Upon the orders of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, Social Solidarity Minister Ghada Wali handed high school student Aya Taha a car.