Mar 4, 2019

The 337 issue of Al Manal E-Magazine for March 2019, which is part of Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS) publications, released.  Her Highness Sheikha Jameela bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Vice President of Supreme Council for Family Affairs & Director General of SCHS, is the chief editor. The publication aims at educating the Arab family, providing it with information, theoretical, and applied knowledge as well as training programs and raising their health awareness.

In the new issue, we read about the methods of teaching children with (dyspraxia), which is a developmental disorder of the brain in childhood causing difficulty in activities requiring coordination and movement.  It is a study by Professor Rania El Sawy Abdou Abdel-kawy.  Mr. Maher Zahran prepared a study about the concept of modified sports.  Walaa Ibrahim and Abeer Saleh prepared a material about teaching children how to read and write.  We read a translation by Mr. Majid Mahmoud Sami Abdul Ati for Short-Term Treatment Based on Solutions Guide II.

In Al Manal “Culture and Literature” section, we learn about the strategies of education and its impact on advanced thinking in a material prepared by writer Janel Cox and translated into Arabic by Mr. Hashim Katae Lazm.  Dr. Yasser bin Mahmoud Al-Fahd has written about the relationship between autistic children and clothes.  The Editor of Al-Manal Osama Nadim Mardini has written an interesting article about the astrologist Mohammed Eid Al-Arimi.  We also can read a book review for the title (Teachers’ Effective Teaching Strategies).  Ms. Houria Ahmed has written an article entitled (The Eco of Memories).

In Al Manal “Activities and Events” section, we read about SCHS student winning of Prince Sultan Bin Salman Award for the Holy Quran.  Her Highness Sheikha Jameela bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Vice President of Supreme Council for Family Affairs & Director General of SCHS, chairs World Para Taekwondo meeting.  Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services integrated more than 478 persons with disabilities into public and private schools since 2006. The Editor of Al-Manal translated an article about Down Syndrome World Day theme “Leave no one behind”.

In addition, SCHS organizes Grains of Love Festival in Kallba to raise people’s awareness of disability issues.  The students of Al Amal School for the Deaf design (VEX – IQ) robot. Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services participates in National Creativity Conference.  We can read also an article about Autism World Day theme “Assistive Technologies and Active Participation”.

In “Social Issues” section, we learn from social worker Mrs. Mona Hajouni about her own initiative to screen the suburbs of Sharjah as a very important procedure that guarantee the effectiveness of achieving the goals of Early Intervention Program.

In the same section, we can read a report by the UNICEF indicating that children with disabilities in Syria are subjected to exclusion.  We read also an article saying that charging disabled people for their care and support is driving many of them into debt and forcing them to cut their spending on food or heating.  Mr. Mazen Quqas translated this material. Mr. Hisham Kattami has written about the etiquette and the skill of earning friends.

In “Life” section, the journalist Hazem Dahi Shehadeh has written about Mrs. Esmah Darmaki outstanding performance as the director of SCHS Branch in Kallba.  Dr. Ghassan Shahrour introduce us to Lisa Kobinin, former president of the World Federation of the Deaf and her story of challenge and success.

Our journey through Al Manal continues as we read by the Editor-in-Chief about the importance of adopting the goals of sustainable development and empowering people with disabilities to mark the organization of the workshop (Disability and Contemporary Challenges in the GCC Countries) workshop organized by UAE Sociologist Association and the Gulf Sociologist Association on 20 and 21 February 2019.

In conclusion, we review with Dr. Khaled Bin Mohammed Al-Muharaj his views on the special education roadmap under the ambitious vision of Saudi Arabia 2030. Dr. Abdul Aziz Al – Failakawi asks an important question (did you succeed?).  Professor Zaid Bin Mohammed Al-Ramani writes in this issue about the fair family policy.  In addition, social workers write about social service and disability.