The Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) and the Public Authority for Special Needs Affairs on Monday signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to upgrade the services offered by the latter. The cooperative agreement will seek to facilitate education for people with special needs, further merging them in the society and providing them with new job opportunities, KISR director Dr. Naji Al-Mutairi said after the signing ceremony. Over more than two decades, KISR has been providing technical support to the disabled through leading regional projects, such as Al-Noor Printing House to provide schools books for the blind.
Other major projects include Jassem Al-Kharafi printing house that offers books, magazines, Holy Quran and periodicals printed in Braille. Al-Mutairi noted that KISR is cooperating with many other official bodies and public benefit societies to offer services to this category of people. Providing technical support in the field of special needs is a part of KISR's 8th Strategic Plan, he said, noting the institute enjoys the scientific and research expertise as well as specialists, making it a leading research source in the country.
For his part, chairman of the Public Authority for Special Needs Affairs Dr. Tareq Al-Shatti highlighted the scientific, technological and research potential at KISR. This enables it to provide various scientific researches for the people with special needs, he added. The MOA provides for coordination between both sides to guarantee efficiency of the services offer to those people through organizing training courses for the Authority's personnel and leading scientific projects.