Hoping to fit in the society, play with their peers, and being treated just like anyone else without looks of sympathy; these are the basic dreams of children who fight disability in Egypt which “Edrak” program aims to help achieving.
“Edrak” is a development program launched by Child centre of civilization and creativity for children aged from 6 to 10 who fight both mental and physical disabilities. The program aims to enhance the mental and physical skills of these children to help them merge into society and easily communicate with their families and friends.
Through a set of group activities and mind plays, the program enhances the physically disabled children’s movement and activities, and upgrade the attraction, focus, imagination and memory of children who are mentally limited.
Nabil Helmy, the general secretary of Masr EL Gedida organisation, an NGO that adopts that program told a state media outlet that “The program applies the idea of merging handicapped children with their peers with activating their idea of accepting others.” He added that the program also helps changing the mainstream look children have towards people with special needs, noting that “Edrak” will also reduce the isolation disabled children feel in the society.
Starting from September and for a month, children gets to spend their day playing different activities that allow them to easier fit in the Egyptian society