RIYADH: Prince Saud bin Khalid Al-Faisal, deputy governor of Madinah and chairman of the Taibah City for Special Education, announced the launch of the city’s Intellectual Disability Program.
The announcement falls on World Teachers’ Day, which is celebrated annually on Oct. 5.
The Intellectual Disability Program aims to provide a set of educational, rehabilitative, and counseling services to individuals with mental and motor disabilities and Down Syndrome, as well as for their families.
The program will contain nine educational classes: two units for pronunciation and communication, a life skills unit, a fine arts unit, an educational cinema, an educational plans unit, an attention deficit hyperactivity distraction unit, a recreational club, and a teacher’s club.
The educational plan will be within the framework of the medical city’s directions to encourage and support the individuals with disabilities participation in society.
During his visit to the Taibah Educational City for Special Education, Prince Saud honored teachers in the Kingdom in celebration of International Teacher’s Day.
He expressed his support for and interest in the Kingdom’s education system and its development, including preparing educational facilities, directing his thanks to the Minister of Education Yousef Al-Benyan, and to educational leaders for their support, SPA reported.
Director General of Education in Madinah Nasser bin Abdullah Abdulkarim said that the program enjoys the support of the leadership via Prince Saud to complete all educational projects, programs and initiatives, which serves the sons and daughters of the region.
The Taibah City for Special Education’a objective is to provide all services to students with disabilities in the Madinah region in a way that meets their needs and development. The program has supported 650 orphans and has supported 1,000 other individuals with material subsidies.