Co-Founder & Managing Director – Baseera Foundation for people with visual impairment
Believes in women empowerment, specially mother of children with disability; as mothers are the first to know their child’s abilities and highlight them versus his disability and work on them. So they are the key person to mobilize and change the prospective of the small community (the family -the extended family) and the big community into accepting and integrating the visually impaired child as a part of the community
Mrs. Doaa Mabrouk is the Co-founder and Managing director of Bassera Foundation for People with Visual Impairment -previously known as EPAVI since 2002
She has 35 years of experience in the field of enhancing the lives of people with visual impairment. Her interest and study in the field started when she was blessed with a blind child in 1987.
Ms. Mabrouk continued a post-graduate diploma in orientation and mobility in 1994 from Mohawk University in Canada
She has worked in the field of visual impairment in the Canadian “Canadian National Institute for the Blind” CNIB
She has been a guest speaker several times in the International Low Vision Conference and The International Council for the Education of the Visually Impaired (ICEVI) conference
She has also managed and directed a Very successful pioneer project for the integration of a number of visually impaired children in mainstream schools.
Designed, implemented and conducted a number of training courses for practitioners in schools and NGOs, to enable them to work with visually impaired and multiply disable individuals nationally and internationally
Mrs. Mabrouk also became a member to the advisory committee for the MOE & MOSS (Ministry of Education) and (Ministry of Social Solidarity) in different aspects related to VI
Since 2015 Mrs. Mabrouk became a member of the NCDA “National Council for Disability Affairs”.
She was an affective member of the committee that drew the executive by-laws for the Law for disability no 10 / 2018 and its the strategies for its implementation
Her efforts with Bassera enabled the foundation to screen over 100,000 school children in the most deprived villages in Egypt in cooperation with Haya Karima and The National bank of Egypt.