A Pioneer of Special Educational Needs in Egypt
Saneya’s journey with special needs began when her youngest daughter was born with a rare congenital heart condition that kept her at hospitals for weeks at a time. During these long stays, Saneya would frequently volunteer around the hospital and began to gain experience in parenting a child with special needs and received training to enable her to manage her daughter’s condition and nurture her development. It is then that Saneya began viewing the world through a different lens and appreciating the importance of the role Special Educational facilities provide.
Soon after graduation, Saneya settled in London, UK with her husband, where she had her three children. When it was time to move back to Cairo in 1993, the search for a school capable of providing for her daughter’s unique needs began but to no avail.