Best Buddies marks Day of People with Disabilities

 03 Dec 2017 - 11:31

Best Buddies marks Day of People with Disabilities
Various activities organised by Best Buddies Qatar as part of the World Day of People with Disabilities.

The Peninsula

Best Buddies Qatar will celebrate World Day of People with Disabilities, which falls on December 3, each year with a number of activities, events and awareness campaigns throughout the week in various areas of the country.

The event will include activities aimed at highlighting the issues of persons with disabilities and achieving social integration, technical activities and distribution of brochures and awareness leaflets, the event will conclude with a play with the participation of people with disabilities.

On this occasion, Executive-Director of Best Buddies Qatar, Laalei Abu Alfain, said that Qatar, through its National Strategy 2030 and through its five-year plans, provides all benefits to people with disabilities in Qatar.

Best Buddies Qatar also ensure for people with disabilities equal opportunities and full and effective participation in society in order to contribute to the prosperity of the country and to achieve its comprehensive development.    

She explained that the initiative seeks to disseminate programs and to organise events and seminars and field visits contributing to draw attention to the issues of people with disabilities and ways to integrate them in society.

The Executive Director of Best Buddies Qatar Initiative said that in recent years, the international community had made significant progress in the rights of persons with disabilities and efforts to mainstream disability issues have been mainstreams into major global development programs, including the 2030 Program of Action which is a plan of action that seeks to push the entire world to achieve sustainable development in its three dimensions (economic, social and environmental) in a balanced and integrated manner.