Date : 11 Feb 2019
Doha, Qatar, February 11, 2019: Qatar NOC’s Schools Olympic Programme featured competitions for girls with special needs at the Suhaim bin Hamad Stadium of Qatar Sports Club.
More than 300 female students took part in nine events, including running and jumping.
The Qatar Foundation for Rehabilitation of Special Needs gives great attention to this programme as it identifies talent to join the national team and participate in various Paralympic competitions, in which Qatar has achieved great results.
The Assistant Under-Secretary for Educational Affairs at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Fawzia Al Khater, praised the organisation of the day for people with special needs within the Schools Olympic Programme.
The President of the Qatar Women Sport Committee, Lulwa Al Marri, affirmed the importance of holding this special day annually within the framework of the SOP in order to give people with disabilities an opportunity to compete and highlight their sporting potential.
Lulwa Al Marri hailed the initiative of the SOP and the allocation of a special day for people with special needs within the programme, pointing to great interaction between nearly 700 male students and nearly 300 female students during the two-day event in the Qatar Sports Club, which hosted the competitions.
She said the interaction and participation was increasing year after year and this confirmed the success of the SOP.
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