School for challenged students opens in Kuwait

September 22, 2011

Kuwait’s first public school for students with learning disabilities opened as part of the education ministry’s integration project.

An orientation was held on the sideline of the inauguration of Al Sadeem Boys’ Elementary School Elementary School for Boys and the project’s team leader Dr Eissa Jassem highlighted in a speech the different categories of learning disabilities, as well as the teaching methods and the challenges children will have to face.

He said that the project, the first of its kind in Kuwait, aimed at integrating children with learning disabilities with their normal peers in public schools.

“The project is working on rehabilitating and training 28 crews in Mubarak Al Kabir Educational District so that they can obtain their education quality certificate from a British consultancy agency,” Dr Eissa said, quoted by Kuwait News Agency (Kuna), on Wednesday.

The integration project is supervised by the Centre of Child Evaluation and Teaching and is sponsored by the health development fund of the endowments public secretariat.

Learning disabilities include several disorders causing a person to experience difficulties to learn in a typical manner that usually the result of an unknown factor or factors.

The unknown factor is the disorder that affects the brain’s ability to receive and process information.

People with a learning disability have trouble performing specific types of skills or completing tasks if left to figure things out by themselves or if taught in conventional ways.



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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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