knowledge exists in people's minds. Knowledge is empowering while a lack of
knowledge is weakening. Knowledge enables people to think, analyze and better
understand situations as well as the links and effects of actions they take.
Knowledge allows people to form their own opinions and then to act and change
their conditions, leading to a better quality of life. Knowledge flows and
emerges where it gets recognized, enriched and valued; and ICTs can make it flow
Therefore, knowledge is a cornerstone of human development. This is why, the
was established in Cairo in October 2003. It was designed to assist Arab States
in the use of ICT by reducing poverty and to both improve public administration
as well as private sector performance. Covering all Arab countries, ICTDAR’s
main aims include: Raising awareness through campaigns to promote development,
participation, capacity development and strategy implementation. It also aims to
help the poor by generating employment. ICTDAR is “human development” driven
through the active use of ICT to build, develop and sustain the acquisition of
knowledge and its usage.
people in the Arab region are less likely to attend regular schools and
universities and therefore ICTARB would help them become successful contributors
to their society. In addition, computer literacy is low, making integration of
the visually impaired youth into the labor market, a challenging job. This is
due to many reasons but one of the most important is the lack of appropriate
tools and programs. However even when these do exist, they are often out-dated
and do not meet the current market requirements. Blind students suffer from a
lack of sufficient academic learning materials as well as good training and
therefore a powerful tool for empowering disabled people. ICTARB is an
initiative that aimed at offering the Arab blind and visually impaired a unique
chance to become a useful part of their society, as well as to assist them with
job opportunities. The importance of ICTARB relates to the high percentage of
the visually impaired in the Arab region, which need to become productive by
improving their skills and enabling them to find jobs.
question was – how?
provided computers software programs specially designed for them. These programs
allowed access to knowledge through a specialized library, which was, and still
is a unique opportunity for the visually impaired to become more active instead
of more isolated. ICTARB’s ultimate aim is to empower these young disabled
individuals and to improve their knowledge, develop their skills and
consequently address unemployment by generating jobs and business opportunities
just like other young people.
has allowed these young individuals to use specialized computer software
programs, which in turn provides them with access to knowledge and gives them
the “power” to think and use knowledge successfully.
this model, the initiative has provided centers, which have a special section
that offers speech to text facilities.
The Overall Initiative
empower blind individuals and improve their quality of life by enabling them to
communicate with others
achieve equal employment opportunities for both the visually and partially
impaired, through enabling them to use computers and share information by
achieve equal employment opportunities for both the visually and partially
impaired, through enabling them to use computers and share information by
support educational institutions and community centers in acquiring advanced IT
Braille equipment and undertake well-conducted training for visually impaired
people. This should build their capacity and skills and provide them with better
aimed to implement a National Excellence Center in all Arab countries. Whilst
ICTARB is currently implemented in schools and Community Access Centers, the
National Center has supported the rollout and generalization of ICT for blind
Ongoing “training the Trainers” programme to assure the quality of material
Converting the Arabic, English and French educational curriculum into Braille
through the use of Braille printers
Supporting educational, vocational and cultural independence and providing a
constant stream of scientific and cultural data for the blind through Internet
Organizing a regional conference to evaluate the social and economic impact of
ICT on the blind people in the Arab region
Provision of technical equipment
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New course for Mental retardation
Retardation ( Special Needs Education)
more information CLICK HERE...
Book : 200 pages size 17×21 cm
CD-ROM :1 CD
capacity 600 M.Byte
50 pages of records and files for learning disability children,
that include tables with program for analysis evaluation level.
Preliminary training : 7 Groups , 900 Pages include all picture such as,
animals , foods , relations , arithmetic........
The program studies improving the memory of mentally handicapped by
more 1000 questions and prompting, shaping, Intelligence Quotient
The program is supported with sound effects.
This new program
is at the local and international Arabic levels ,
This program is used in
many handicapped institutes. It has a curriculum for
Life for Relief &
Development – incorporation with SETI Center-Egypt Holds Training
Course for the workers with the Autistic children
September 17-9-2006 -19-9-2006.
Support Education Training for Inclusion – SETI.
Training Course: Workers with the Autistic children.
Lecturer: Dr. Doaa Abd Al Latef – Dr. Ilham Kalsoum.
Place: Syria - Damascus –Carlton Hotel.
The Organization of life for
Relief and Development in collaboration with Caritas Egypt and the
Center City for training and studies in disability established a
training session on unification
From 9-17-2006 and continue until the 9-19-2006.
In order to give trainers background on unification and some skills
to work with autism children and unite session included a series of
goals knowledge, skills and goals overreaction and the program
included the following:
Sunday 9-17-2006 :
Acquaintance and the Center City
training programs. Dr. / Ilham Kalthoum.
definition and classification and diagnosis of autism. Dr. / Doaa
3- Explaining the features and associated
problems. Dr. / Doaa Abdul Latif
4- Workshop applications, "noted feature"
video. Dr. / Doaa Abdul Latif
On Monday, 9-18-2006 :
Assessment of children with unification (video). Dr. / Doaa Abdul
2-Behavior modification principles and
foundations. Dr. / Ilham Kalthoum.
3-The preparation programs and
activities. Dr. / Doaa Abdul Latif.
4-Working with the family and networking.
Dr. / Ilham Kalthoum.
On Tuesday, 9-19-2006 :
1- Behavior modification for the sake of
collective action and study the cases. Dr. / Ilham Kalthoum
2- Workshop programs and activities. Dr.
/ Doaa Abdul Latif.
3- Workshop applications. ( Children) Dr.
/ Doaa Abdul Latif.
4- General discussion.
5- Conclusion and assessment.
6- Extradition certificates to the
trainees in the session
After completion of the session were
handed certificates of the trainees in the presence of Mr. Mohamed
Anwar Kasim / Director of the Regional Bureau for the Organization
of life and relief for the Development of Syria-Damascus.
The Studies Center for Handicapped
Research thanks for the great life of the Organization for Relief
and Development-through the regional office in Damascus and call for
attending the training course was to attend and we are honored to
communicate with this important session. The attendance of the
session by Nabil Eid, chairman of board of directors of the Center
for Studies and Research disabled and Mr. Talal Katalbi.
Part of the elements of the training
course workers with young children with Autism
Mr. Anwar Mohammed Kasim Director
of the Regional Bureau for Life for Relief and Development in Syria With
Dr. / Ilham Kalthoum and Dr. / Doaa Abdul Latif supervision and
follow-up during the training course.
Massar Project for special needs children in
Center for Handicapped Research - SCHR
The integration of
people with special needs as part of Project
The meeting was
attended : Ms. Dina Sheikh Al Shabab
Deputy Director General of the project
Engineer Zuhair Abbisi / Director tours in the project
Engineer Nabil Eid / network knowledge-rural status - Salamieh
The draft strengthens
and develops the special needs children / track / vision and the possibilities
Needed to face the future by giving children and young people the
opportunity to discover, experience, Creativity, challenge and
discuss issues tomorrow complex. Are encouraged children and young
people to learn more about themselves, their community and the world
around them and develop the behavior and attitudes of citizenship .
That what distinguishes the project and makes it unique is its focus
on building awareness and understanding of the responsibilities
Social at children and young people and not just provide them with
the knowledge .
The draft Syrian
Syria submitted a draft
children in collaboration with the network of rural knowledge-based
Center for peaceful two hours of special events for children with
special needs between 4-15 years in all categories
(disability-visual-motor disability, mental disability) in the Arab
Cultural Center in a peaceful and will be held on Thursday, August
Considering that the basic idea The project is based on the
exploratory Embosoms children, which includes the various actors And
through the experience of activities designed to be enjoyable for
children and we can integrate children with special needs in the
effectiveness and through a careful balance between fun The
knowledge and the promotion of imagination, listening, creativity
and exploration, and to think for some categories of disabled
children This experiment was the ethical message reflects the ideals
of humanity. Those ideals, which is considered an integral part of
the community and what is going on in the aspects of genetic
This humanitarian heritage of democracy believe the intrinsic
value of each individual regardless of their abilities or lack of
them in his personality, and despite the fact that this experience
complex, but our beautiful lighting programs and place them within
the rehabilitation of the disabled in place and priority in the
natural human development programs and knowledge.
If the child's growth in his abilities and intelligence
activities are mainly lead to the development of children's
intelligence and help them to think quickly and systematic
scientific acumen and the ability to innovate.
Entry to the tent and listen to the story and control of
children with disabilities
The narrative of the
The narrative storytelling presented by the Green members of
the team very well and made a beautiful driving, This added to
disabled children in a kind of sensitivity tasting Jamal was
positive responses both by type of disability and mental capability,
which manifested itself in that moment.
During the story suddenly there was silence and even
handicapped children who suffer from hyperactivity and inability to
the story in spite of its simplicity it is involved in on the
contents of ethical positive and managed to raise their concerns.
late feelings and delicate and thin, especially when (the visually
handicapped and activist), it was considered merely a grain
processing disabled child's mind and intellect to the stage of the
imagination, especially when raised and lured to make their minds
work and stories I think that develop mental capacity of our
children, which love and imagination, beauty, and human values are
important turning point in who they were.
The views of children
with special needs (visually disabled)
Twin Brother aTamer and Leith (Visually Impaired)
Tamer : "This is the opinion of order has been transferred as
clerks and expressing his opinion through the screen reader without any action even correcting spelling errors that he
We have had a new experiment of its kind in the course of the
draft cooperation with the Center for peaceful community where the
youths started with a little story containing meaningful terms
triumph of reason over force and then moved to the archaeologist and
review of how to extract the old veterans and our ancestors knew
that the tools used in those times.
And many have benefited from the experience they are
excellent for people with special needs, and I hope that these
repeated visits to be useful and entertaining and enjoyable at the
same time and enjoyed much to learn from people who have a sense of
humor and a great ethic they brought cheer and joy to children with
special needs who are in dire Hajj e for these activities and I am
pleased to know the many rites and receipt of a certificate of
appreciation from them.
Leith : This is the view of Leith has been transferred as clerks,
in which it expressed the view through the screen reader without any
action even correcting spelling errors that he wrote:
How was this beautiful day, where he was extremely helpful,
but we must not say that it is most useful. , But was happy, it
obtained a document like a certificate. Proving that I participated
in this activity with the youth of course.
In order for this activity is of benefit, we hope more will
be repeated again.
Because we benefited from this activity, where we talked
story of a laughing stock and it shows the wisdom of a healthy mind
that the most powerful weapon in the universe and we got the relics
used by many of our ancestors Arabs.
How was I am overjoyed to meet with each other because we
have learned to use our head when properly object to any problem and
not rush and use our grasp, solve problems and discuss things
It was noted by Joe tent enjoyable and the idea of
implementing the beautiful children sighted this
Magalth me my mother with me in the tent for me, it Stmtatta voices
and the way tradition personalities story Cooney good at this method
as I can Akld all heard him and wish to participate in these
activities to express this talent Cooney Causa Vova and perfected
the music and computers.
in the intellectual development of Down's Syndrome and learning
Accompanied children (Marah Ashour - Ghaith Hamada) of the
Down's Syndrome children during the course of activity.
This experience for
children with disabilities and a new kind of successful children
know, the new atmosphere and listen to the story in a new and
beautiful 0 enjoyed it and gained them something new and useful This
experience closer to children with disabilities because they have
been involved in the game and activities that require participation
mental and motor e (playing skills). This experience has earned them
the confidence and comfort and joy because there are some children
who are not receiving adequate care from parents and
non-participation in such activities as other children of others
The collection of children with special needs, communicating
with each other in one activity Hams with the passage of time,
affection and love among themselves and helps them to reintegrate
them in society better.
It is better to have a network of rural knowledge and through
the Center for Studies and Research disabled some of the special
activities such as the activities carried out by the group. This is
the personal view.
in the intellectual development of Down's Syndrome and learning
Accompanied children (Yazan Ayyash - Muhannad Zeino) of the
children learning difficulties-hyperactivity and inability attention
during the course of the activity.
This activity for children with special needs and mental
activity code Hams some of the knowledge, skills and personal view
of this experience was good and useful story has been told to them
was simple and enjoyable coincided with the thinking and show that
through some of the participants of children with disabilities in
terms of suspension or interjection Hence emerged uh Mia this
experience in stimulating the imagination and courage to participate
and dealing with new people without fear or shame. As for the game
of searching for the idea was also very good through Merakpti of the
child Yazan Ayyash, Muhanad Zeino for some children
with their escort has enjoyed this game and benefited showed the
child's ability to patience and endurance through research in the
sand and had to show joy at finding a game either Shah birth
obtained added to the excitement and joy greater if they got a
/ disabled activist sub-council member for the disabled in the
mud-facilities for the children of locomotors disabilities.
Card thanked can explain how useful and positive and we are
very pleased and happy we are to effectively with these wishes to
recur and become cooperation The future between you and us,
especially after the first meeting which took place between you as
deputy project manager and the head of the Governing Council in the
rural knowledge-center studies and researches with disabilities, "Nabil
On my behalf and on behalf of people with special needs in
the province of Hama : The representative of the disabled and a
member of the Council for the disabled sub Defenders
We thank you very much and respected trainers, volunteers and
soldiers unknown in the effectiveness and the pilot filed by the
Arab Cultural Center in a peaceful and cooperate with you, The
participation of people with special needs us happiness, as was the
echo of the participation of children with disabilities from various
disabilities very nice where we have through this partnership more
than one goal can be summarized as follows :
The integration of people with special needs in the
Participation expanded their horizons and laid smile and greeted their families and their escort.
I personally, I am from the category of persons with
disabilities and their representatives also found that this
successful experience a positive impact on the aspects of education
Some children with special needs / Blind / mother assured
me after this became effective that mimics some of the votes, and
figures that were heard by inventing imaginary characters and speak
on her behalf and this is an important element in this experiment.
Some children from the category of motor disability
enchanted magic stressed that the atmosphere inside man
back to the past and a time of the story.
/ deputy chairman of the board of the Center for Studies and
I thank the family of the individual members for the good
work they have done for children with disabilities, despite the fact
that the course is intended for the children of ordinary except that
the participation of children with special needs in the program
reflects a very important point to the success of effectiveness in
the area of peaceful We hope that this experience of coming to
integrate all children in the Syrian governorates and we
hope that our cooperation with the course of the project we are hand
in hand to give these groups equal opportunities with the sound of
Amira Dibeh / Child's
Mother Yazan. Attention deficit disorder and excessive activity
For my son was very pleased Yazan Stabbing J Juha story to
the brothers and his secret testimony also symbolic of the Green
After going to the House tried to imitate the green search for the
treasure did not find in the home itself to the vessel in the
position of sand and salt in a treasure for some money and asked him
why there was sand, he told me he had found gold .
Ula Afarah / With the
child Odai Herk / Autism
That cooperation with the draft The course was good and I
think that the activity excellent because it develops the
imagination of children and draws attention The focus on the
sequence of events As for the case of Oday despite distraction
Mental the hyperactivity, which suffers only that focus was good
during the narrative story with some dispersion, and the
consideration of around 0-1 and once recovered it in a story, such
as questions : What did the ringleader has regained substantial part
by Through the story of the questions others recalled And during the
search for the effects it, Assisted This increased activity in the
calm and focus in the use of research tools on the . The program was
very good and I hope to repeat participation The Center for Studies
and Research disabled Because of the benefits .The experience
was useful and meaningful .
Lamees Fatom / With
the child Hasan Al Halak / Down's Syndrome
When entering the tent was good to the full and calm at the
beginning of the story was to interact with excellent attention with
the narrator with the tradition of the votes issued by him And At
the end of the story, I asked what good recollections of the story
and despite the difficulties pronouncing the tradition of
remembering and votes .
child's mother Marah Ashour / Down's Syndrome
When the girl left the house after amusing to cheer submitted
by the group of track . The Access to the House began the
tradition of the story, which overlooked one of the members of the
public in the tent become Juha when installed on the donkey and
White became public votes by Juha started to tell how her sisters
told stories and sand and the search for and found sand and intended
to Hilla old has been pleased with sand. the command of this
new experience given anything not previously exist spite of
the Standing watch television, but the wonderful way to change and
would have liked such activities regularly and systematically,
including all children
We have conveyed
views on the effectiveness of this act without any of us. The copy
is also in the expression of feelings. We also like to project
management in the course of these actors have to include all
children with special needs in Syria. Nabil Al-Eid / board chairman
of the Center for Studies and Research disabilities.
Happy new year 2008 to our children with disabilities -
Hand By Hand
Studies center for handicapped research not forgetting and Welfare of the
children with disabilities to celebrate with disabled children Eid Al-Adha and
Christmas and the New Year 2008
Happy new year to our children
Photos show the ceremony held in the hall Mais Al reem and another
photos in rural knowledge network –Salamieh Telecentre
Attended the ceremony by:
Cerebral palsy children in Salamieh
Studies center for handicapped research in Salamieh
Children Association hand in hand from Aleppo
3 Dec 2007
- National plan on Rehabilitating Disabilities NPRD – Syria
for Handicapped Research participated in the special session to
discuss the draft of National plan on Rehabilitating Disabilities
NPRD – Syria
The Ministry of
Social Affairs and Work.
manager of SCHR organization Mr. Nabil Eid and Mr. Talal Alktalbi
NPDR Vision: All persons with disabilities in Syria live in dignity
and have equal right and opportunity in the community.
The plan was
developed by Dr. Ammar Solaiman
Member of the Central Council for the disabled in Syria.
On Friday 21st March 2008.
(SCHR) Centre joyfully celebrated the Mother's Day.
On Friday 21st March 2008. The Studies Centre for
Handicapped Research (SCHR) joyfully celebrated the Mother's Day.
On this Occasion our deer kids and students with disabilities
participated in various activities including dance shows, singing
and giving speeches.
The staff of Studies Centre for Handicapped Research also honored
few teacher and mother's and handed them trophies and gifts.
The (SCHR) takes advantage to congratulate all mother in the world
in this very special occasion.