Minister of Youth and Sports: Egypt is the First Country to Host International Championships for Differently-abled Athletes

In his speech, Minister of Youth and Sports Ashraf Sobhy said that Egypt organized 289 international events and championships and snatched 2,664 medals in individual and team sports.

He pointed out that Egypt hosted international championships for those with special needs that were not hosted in any other country around the world, noting that Egypt hosted the African Paralympic championship for weightlifting.

He added that Egypt implemented 50 projects and programs with the participation of 250,000 youth from people with special abilities.

Sobhy said that 1,497 programs, where 72 million youth took part, were implemented in cooperation with the civil institutions of the church, Al Azhar, Awqaf, education, higher education, health, culture and solidarity.

Sobhy lauded the care of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to the people with special abilities.

Sobhy said that the competitive sports system of those with special needs has developed, pointing out to the expansion of activities of artistic and cultural hobbies of the disabled in coordination with the Ministry of Culture.

Media figure Nahwand Sery hailed the role played by the Egyptian state to protect the people of special abilities through adopting new laws, noting the importance of respecting their abilities and personalities.

One of the persons with special abilities presented Social Solidarity Minister Nivene el Kabbag to give her speech in the 4th edition of the ‘Differently-Abled’ celebration.

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