AGU President patronises forum for the disabled

Manama, The 16th edition of Dr. Rashid bin Ali Flaifil Forum for Disability, was concluded under the theme Studies of Mothers of Autistic Children.

The forum was held under the patronage of the Arabian Gulf University (AGU)’s President Dr. Khalid bin Abdulrahman Al Ohaly.

Dr. Al Ohaly’s patronage came to underline the pioneering role of the late Dr. Rashid bin Ali Flaifil in the field of caring for people with disabilities in Bahrain, recalling his significant role in the field by becoming the first person to chair the Board of Trustees of the National Foundation for the Welfare of Disabled Persons.

He reiterated on the university’s keenness on caring for people with disabilities, highlighting AGU’s interest and sponsorship of the efforts and activities of the National Foundation for the Welfare of Disabled Persons, as well as the Bahraini Association for Intellectual Disability and Autism.

Dr. Al Ohaly asserted on the university’s commitment towards these establishments by providing scientific and academic support through the scientific disciplines adopted by the university in the medical and educational fields.

AGU’s president highlighted the important role of the forum in strengthening partnerships among civil establishments in the field of caring for the disabled, in addition to discussing the main challenges facing this segment of the society for 16 years.

Commenting on the participation of students from AGU’s College of Medicine and Medical Science in the forum, Dr. Al Ohaly said it is a great opportunity to train and involve the medicine students in conducting field research, and collecting and analysing data, with the aim of benefiting the students and the society.

The forum was first held 15 years ago, it serves several objectives that include immortalising the name of the late Dr. Rashid bin Ali Flaifil and recalling his remarkable contributions to the field of caring and supporting people with disabilities, as well as casting light on important issues that are related to the field.

Source: Bahrain News Agency