Kuwait pioneered in providing latest technologies to aid education for people with disabilities: UNESCO

Middle East, March 2 2012

Assistant Director-General for Education at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Dr. Qian Tang lauded Kuwait’s pioneering experience in providing well care and education for people with disabilities.

Tang made this remark during an award-giving ceremony for the winners of Amir Jaber Al-Ahmad Prize that aims at giving a better education for people with intellectual disabilities.

Kuwait’s experience in providing the latest technologies to aid the educational process for people with disabilities was a great “success” and it agrees with UNESCO’s goals which seek offering a wholesome educational opportunities for all sectors of the society.

The upcoming award ceremony, which will be held under the patronage of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait, will be a good opportunity for other countries to learn from Kuwait’s experience in this realm.

The UNESCO on Friday announced Prof. Douglas Biklen as winner of UNESCO/Amir Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah Prize of 2012.

Douglas Biklen is an American educator best known for promoting the controversial theory of “facilitated communication”; an augmentative and alternative communication technique for people with communication disabilities, particularly autism.

Source: http://www.kuna.net.kw

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