Riyadh, 4 July 2022 (TDI): Pakistan’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Khurram Rathore visited the Children with Disability Association of Saudi Arabia (CWDA).

Children with Disability Association is doing significant work. Considering this, Pakistan’s embassy in Saudia Arabia has decided to work with this Association to provide the latter’s services to Pakistani kids in Saudia Arabia. Moreover, with these efforts, Pakistani kids can get these services at a discounted fee.

The Pakistani Embassy also provided the enrollment criteria. That includes Physical Disability-Hemiplegic, Myopathy, Muscular Dystrophy, Delayed Milestones, Physical disability syndromes, etc.

Whereas, Autistic/ADHD without physical disability, deaf or blind children are unfortunately not yet included at this stage.

Parents desiring to enroll their children (meeting the given criteria), in any of the CWDA’s 11 centers in Saudia Arabia can register with the embassy at eduadvisorpkemb@gmail.com

Pakistan’s embassy while reiterating UNICEF’s goals that ‘that every child has the right to live in an inclusive world’, commended the work of CWDA.

Saudi Arabia’s Children With Disability Association carries out tremendously an important task of providing assistance and care to differently-abled children.

Pakistan’s efforts for Children with disability

As per the census of 1998, Pakistan has 58.4% male disabled Children and 41.6% female disabled children.

Significantly, Pakistan signed the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities UNCRPD in 2008 and ratified it in 2011.

Pakistan’s ministry of Human Rights has developed a Directorate General of Special Education as its attached department. The Directorate has been working to provide education, training, and rehabilitate disabled persons.

Furthermore, the Directorate renders fruitful services for disabled children and elder people in Pakistan.

It works for effective assessment, diagnosis, and referral services for disabled children.

Moreover, it works for curriculum development and modification for differently-abled persons.