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Perkins International partner sparks shift in multiple disabilities education in Egypt

Nida Society, a longtime PI collaborator, recently opened the first of 10 landmark model programs.


One year ago, Perkins International (PI) began a three-year commitment in Egypt to put expertise into the hands of the country’s changemakers — those educational professionals positioned to improve the lives of Egyptian children with multiple disabilities and sensory loss.

Through these dedicated educators, and with PI’s support, children with multiple disabilities in Egypt are gaining more access to specialized educational programming.

Nida Society, a Cairo-based non-governmental organization (NGO) that provides comprehensive early intervention services and a longtime partner of PI, recently opened the first of 10 model programs for Egyptian public school students with multiple disabilities.

This new program in Cairo — designed for duplication in schools across Egypt — is revolutionary for the country, according to Nida Society: “In Egyptian public schools, they serve children with only one disability. Never before our project [have] children with multiple disabilities had a place in public schools,” the organization said.

Through Perkins International Academy (PIA) courses, which [...]

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