Secretary General of the Arab Scouts Organization (ASO) Atef Abdulmajeed said Saturday the State of Kuwait is one of the most advanced countries in the Arab region in terms of social development and care for people with special needs.
Speaking to KUNA on the sidelines of a regional workshop on "integration of disabled Arab child into education and society," he praised the achievements made by Kuwaiti participants in regional scouting activities notably those relating to the social responsibility and integration of children with special needs.
The workshop gathered representatives of 12 Arab countries, including Fatima Nasser Al-Nasser, member of Kuwait Scouts Association (KSA). "We, in the ASO, do our utmost to achieve full integration of children with special needs into the educational system in a smooth way," Abdulmajeed said. "The scouting movement aims to meet the needs of children and prepare them for serving their communities," he pointed out.
On her part, Al-Nasser said it is a duty for each society to care for children with special needs and integrate them into the educational system. The current workshop is meant to foster the skills of children in all fields and help them to contribute to the development of their society later on, she added, noting that Kuwait started integrating the disabled children in special education schools as a prelude to expanding the scope of the program to the public schools.