Muscat: The Ministry of Social Development has signed an agreement with Oman Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), Company to finance programs and initiatives for children with disabilities.
"The Ministry of Social Development and the Oman Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), Company signed an agreement to finance programmes and initiatives for children with disabilities amounting to OMR 4 million, under the patronage of Her Excellency Dr. Laila bint Ahmed Al Najar, Minister of Social Development," Oman News Agency (ONA), said in a statement.
Her Excellency Dr. Laila bint Ahmed Al-Najjar, Minister of Social Development, said: "The agreement contributes to the development of the quality of services provided to children with disabilities in a number of Wafa centres for the rehabilitation of children with disabilities by financing the establishment of hydrotherapy units, whose experience has contributed to the treatment of many cases of children with disabilities in a number of centres, in addition to developing a “wsol platform” to facilitate the provision of services to beneficiaries or workers alike, and financing the development of rehabilitation and education programmes for some specialties in the field of physical and occupational therapy, speech and technical diploma for workers in government and private centres, in addition to a professional diploma in the field of autism spectrum disorder treatment for special education outcomes.
Her Excellency emphasised that such initiatives contribute to accelerating the pace of development in all areas of concern to persons with disabilities.
The initiatives includes the establishment of an electronic platform that provides therapeutic sessions for children via the Internet and counseling sessions for parents through the use of modern technology to communicate with beneficiaries, families and workers in government and private rehabilitation centres, with a forward-looking vision that allows direct attendance of the guardians.
As for the third initiative, it came to support the development of service facilities for a number of centers specialised in rehabilitating children with disabilities.