Success stories in ARABIC Click
Amazing success : Miracles happen when we never
We advance another sparkling example about our
Ali Al Haj a new recruit in our center,
He is 18 years old, He is the in the prime spring of his life.
He came here accompanied with his broken heart parents. He meant every thing to his distressed family. Those parents paid visits our center which opened new visions and real hope for them .
Ali liked the touch on the computer keys.He showed great attachment to every part of the computer .He laughed and cried like a baby.
Training Ali was much difficult than the other cases: He suffered from complete illiteracy .surprisingly, Ali could cop with the instructions and he was able to develop a kind of visual memory that enabled him to convey his feelings . Trainers were astonished by Ali's innate capacity to learn new materials.
Now ,Ali is able to form complete meaningful sentences .Also, he could have an access to the electronic library and read whatever books he likes. \Wow, what a great achievement and a new real life. We appeal to the concerned societies to tackle the special need cases ……
He is no longer a "creature" to be pitied on .He is a real human being with flashing dreams and kind spirits .
The family plays a great role in this respect , let's join hands to install wings for these lively people so that they may hover in the skies of hope.
Ali is now happily rejoined with his family and society\ . He is also hopeful to happily unite with a girl such one would make him
Flutter with his new wings.
A young musician in a local musical band. At the beginning, it is well here to quote what "Edler " Says about disabilities: " inferiority complex drives an individual to work under this feeling to increase his/he ability for production and work".
This is the case with Rami:
Rami is a young man about 20 years handsome and cute. He is Blind. He had been having a terrible time with his family in Damascus . He had a gloomy out look to life ,He used to smoke a lot and he always spoke nervously . His heart had no tune. Once he made a visit to our center ,things began to change differently. He had some training courses on computer and many programs .
What does his trainers say about him?
"Rami has shown amazing readiness to be interactive . He could use the computer " He could remarkably write and use the keys . The spirit of musician come back to him .
He was able to use his fingers fast on the key board . He was aware that there were few basic points that he could depend on when changing from a key to another . He didn't have to remove his hand off the key board. He showed some better points than his classmates. It’s well to point out that , he doesn't have a private computer at home. He had his only learning at our center .Rami is having a good family care which alleviates his case . He is leading a good life , he is a musician as well.
It's clear that music has a kind of effect on his innate powers.
We say all the best for our talented musician Rami al Jundi.
She first came
shy and hesitant, the world was nothing to her but mere complete
The SCHR center had another mission ;how to adapt the parents to our program and how they should handle their special need children .We provided them with our advice and guided them to contact us when it is necessary. It is well to mention here that Yara's other two sisters are going to face the same destiny ;they suffer from partial blindness.
Work team leader, Nabil Eid , has adopted the strategy that older disability cases convey their expertise to their classmates so that they can spread an atmosphere of love and confidence among themselves. Yara has successfully participated in the performance during the opening ceremony to ICTDAR / ICTARB program. (Information and Communication Development in Arab Region for Blind)
We are fully hopeful that the seeds we are growing will finally flourish and bloom in our community.
from Tears to Laughs
"Tamer and Laith " The Living Tragedy
Tamer and Laith are well – known brothers to the same family in Salamieh, Syria .
Their birth and life had much agony and pain to their parents . They were born in succession totally blind. Their earliest case was a thunder bolt to fall upon their father's head .He was shocked and was on bring of an impending doom .
Those two males meant every thing in life to their family .The two boys had undergone a series of treatments, tests and operations. However, all that didn't work : They were " a hopeless case " specially when Laith situation went even worse: he lost his hearing ability, he went deaf. It was impossible for him to understand and read .
As distressed and depressed Tamer and
Laithe's mother a young woman who set an example to the other women
in patience , tact and understanding. She spent days and
nights caring for her young ones. She trained them and she lived the
details of their live . She overcome her sorrows and showed much
belief in God. Please, have a look to the inset picture with her
boys after they have done their Brill chart.
- Psycho therapists.
- Speech therapy.
- Trainers to develop sense ability Laith.
- Speech computer program.
- Specialists to prepare the mother for better handling their case … We had some hearing sessions with their parents . We briefed them about the case . We set a constant and optimistic plan , seemingly it worked well .
Those two brothers had lots of training and practice on computer. Surprisingly, they were able to attain remarkable skills . They showed much attachment and love to every part in our center. They could use their sense ability to handle the keys and develop their skills. They prevailed an atmosphere of love and compassion. They used to express pleasure when they came to us. They could recognize each member in the center family from his/her voice or by touching his/her cheeks They did well on computer program and participated in the performance on ICTARB Project day (Information & Communication Technology in Arab Region for Blind ).
The center is planning another future treatment for them, as their success reflected positively on their parents , case of fear and distress. The parents could smile and dream of stable life.
We had other success with their cases. A volunteer musician joined our team to develop Laith's innate skills to play on musical instruments . Laith could play the flute and the lute and could compel our admiration and steal our tears.
He can now play pieces of music. He attends to a music band , and he likes his work.
Laith and Tamer are now continuing their
studies in a boarding school in Damascus.
We appeal to the kind hearts all over the world to extend a hand of mercy and help to those boys who always say:
They dream of becoming computer specialists and musician. However, This Long – Way .
Marsh of training needs more support and a look of mercy.
Have pity on them and be merciful so that God may have mercy upon you.
Dr .Alma Al Muhammad
Tuning To Life, Melody of hope and love
Dr. Alma's name has a synonym in Arabic .It means the beautiful
flourishing leafy tree.
H ala, a blind girl currently helping her sisters and taking care of them.
Rola, She is a B.A of philosophy . She is currently studying theology and sharia'a. She is working as a teacher in the field of children rehabilitation for the Blind institution .
Dr. Alma is always hopeful . She shows un relenting will to fight
A special Interview with Alma .
A: When did this blindness case start ?
B: At the age seven, I stopped to see well . Every thing was hazy and blurred
-How did the oculist diagnose ?
-A case resulting from measles .
-Who helped you at firs?
-My family a has reached me with a hand of help . I had great difficulty at school. But with patience and persistence, I could get my high school certificate .
-Why did you visit the Center ?
-Smiling – it is my destiny " you are a nice interviewer " joking. I wanted to meet you. Of course, I heard about the SCHR , and I was right they offered me all help. Their help aided me much to prepare my thesis.
-How could you react to sounds?
I receive the sounds calmly whether they are high or low , I can sense them through the air and the space .
For example, I can have the feeling of an approaching car , My inner sight is keen: I can sense openness . I can feel open doors in my house.
-What can you tell us about your memories?
-Have you ever under gone love sensation ?
Well .. sure . I have a volcano of hidden emotions.
I feel as if I were flying in the sky . I feel crying with every song. The one I love is certainly handsome because he has a noble heart . I like every thing in the world even an Ant .. a Bee .They give me the meaning of life. once, I was communicating by tune and voice with a nightingale that perched near my balcony .
-We were told that once you had been a Jockey … You like horse riding, don't you?
-Yeah, that was a long time ago. Horses are genius –Arab horses I used to deal with them amiably and gently. I used to say hello to them . My father trained me and told me how to deal with them.
- Dr. Alma . Do you like swimming ?
- Yes , I love it. I like hugging the waves. I get back to child hood. Sitting near the sea helps me think deeply and consequently, I can have peace of mind.
- Sorry to ask, but aren't you afraid of the sea waves?
- No, no on the contrary, I feel as if they were playing with me. I can have a sensation when the waves are so strong that I dive under them. Another wave carries me safely to the shore. Man shouldn't and can't tame the sea, rather man should come in harmony with the sea.
- How did you get your certificates?
You know, I got my Baccalaureate in Damascus. Then I joined the university Faculty of Arts. I joined the post graduate studies. I did all the tests successfully. I had a course in French language to enable me for my M. A degree. I got the M. A in 1996 . I had a lot of suffering . I didn't have much help or facilities. My father , may his soul be blessed, had the kindest heart and helped me much. After the death of my father I stayed one complete year unable to continue my work, I lost my backing, my support. I hade no one then. My mother was dead a long time ago. That was in Sep. 1989. She was also benevolent . She offered me hand of help, and she showed me great sympathy. She used to read for me in both English and French .
I owe her much to the great help she give me to continue my post graduate in Leon in French but I was short of money. I waited for scholarship but it was hopeless. Luck had another turn for me. I was overwhelmed with joy when Damascus university, the Dean and the vice Dean expressed their wish to support me. There for, I proceeded.
The thesis was about Jalal Al Deen Roomi. He was an Islamic devoted poet. He had much philosophy in his poetry. I'd like to forward my thanks and appreciation to both the Iranian cultural consulate and the French institute for Arabic studies for the help they offered me to prepare my doctorate.
ALMA AND COMPUTER
I had my first computer training in 1997 , Mr. Nabil Eid was the first to teach and train me on computer. He developed his own program "voice, dictionary" speech recognition. I proceeded to communicate with Nabil Eid again in the SCHR center. The center developed its activities then to cover all kinds of special need cases. The center has developed its own program. I am indebted to Ms. Lena A –Reffai and Dr. Sarab Atasi for her nice gift; a program that helped me to carry on my studies and to a group of French ladies. (The Society of French Ladies in Damascus and especially to Mrs. Viviane Glasman, Mrs. Catherine Sanagustin, Mrs. Lina Chamchikh and Mrs. Maha jedid). Who gave me a laptop on condition that I offer help to young special needs kids.
The long history of suffering from my case was an incentive for me
to stream into my surrounding. For me, the special need person is
someone who is endowed with special skills and abilities. It is
(Noura Arslan )
"The girl who loves the moon"
Noura is one of our motor – rehabilitation students
Before noura come to our center she was kept in total indifference. Her only solace was to listen some music. She had broken spirits. She only had the chance to sit in front of her house and watch people. She has an angelic voice and she is as pure as snow. Every one loves her now, Noura has changed a lot. She is a current visitor to our center She deals with people differently, She no lunges feels that she is burden . She feels as if she were bird .She has had lots or training on computer programs . She could master certain programs. She likes drawing's and singing. She always signs for us in the center She participated in many T.V shows and program about special needs . She was shown on Arabic channel. The center has discovered the beauty of her enchanting voice .. She participated in many songs during the performance day . She had the closed care of Dr. Nour Sheikh Obied .The manager of ICT4Dev in UNDP/Syria.
Now Noura is having certain thereby by our trainers and specialists on rehabilitation. We have brought her soul and spirits back to the realm of hope.
We say brave to the work team in the center piloted by Nabil Eid .
All the best to our dearest child of hope. Noura Arslan.
We were waiting for the new born baby after three daughters . We were very happy for the birth of "Ali" . No body notices that ( Ali ) doesn't notice the movement of things in front of him , Wwhich means that light and dark are the same for him – We were very sad for that . when I visited optical doctor . He examined the baby (Ali ) and said that his sickness is called ( peter enomally ) and it is a rare illness and it is even impossible to be cured now days . But we should do an operation to the baby's eyes . I sent recommendation letter to one of those commercial optical doctor and he is his friend since university period as his mother was a minister in previous government . When he read the recommendation letter he sent us to a medical center to make a photo, before having an operation for the eye to keep its shape in the future . He said that the left eye is safe to start with it . He told how much does it cost and he took money before he had done the operation and we signed a paper that he is not responsible about the operation result ,The result was a tragedy because it became impossible to cure the eye in the future , When we asked him , He said he was sorry that the operation failed . I resumed my search to find an honest doctor even to Lebanon .I mailed many counties Germany . France Russia , Spain , UK , and USA to get answer from Aga Khan hospital in Karatchi in Pakistan, but they need to examine the child and then decide what to do. I sent all the papers for his eye from Syria and prepared my self to travel to Pakistan , When they examine the baby , They asked me about the bad optical doctor who had done the surgery .
He asked me if I can wait until he mailed a hospital in Serilanka in order to bring ( Curnia ) and plant it, and then to do the surgery again according to the result of planting the ( Currnia ) . they did the surgery successfully. The hospital told us that after tow months . He can have the second surgery . We returned to Syria and then we came back after two months but the doctor said he can't do the suitable apparatus ( tools ), It is not suitable for children We mailed the British Embassy to give us a visa to U.K .. I mailed a doctor his name is "C.K. Patel" and he said we should have assume as insurance for surgery and I should bring (Ali ) fast , When answer , I tried to phone him later, but no answer, I knew he can't do unknown results surgery . I mailed USA through sending medical papers and photos through friends to opticians and they said that he can have a surgery and the best results are to be able to eat , drink by himself and he can see only big things and shapes .Because of financial problems event to travel to USA
I find some one help me or God sustains me in this matter.
ICTs4D Rural women with Disabilities
she expressed during the meeting. Days went on the time passed at the
same monotony and isolation, When Roza was twenty-one, her mother died.
parentless, a miserable orphan, I realized that my life came to an end).
morning dated 15-8-2006 Rosa for the first time came to Salamieh
Telecentre with her sister, and I received them. Her sister summarized
the circumstances of Roza life and asked me to find some solution and
help her to assist in ICTs?
answer was " Yes, You can do that" and then and her hopes rose high. "
- "How can
I design this advertisement?. "how can I print it? look at this
presentation, that I made and I gave here more training examples.
- "I was always put her practical examples to train and test and make her feel confident" I realized that she has improved in dealing with the computer and programs.
started prospects and aspirations out of the four walls of isolation
that had once captured her for along time.
I came to realize that there was a kind of real change in the way she talks, she behaves , she could express her self. She was back to normal life.
ICT4D – Syria
Rama Al kasir - and
her championships, She defy her disabilities
Since She joined at
our centre she was activity girl in addition to championships sports.
- She got the honor and graduate certificate from first lady, "Asmaa Al Assad" for her participation in the session of the fifth regional Middle East and North Africa in 2007