Bahrain to celebrate Arab Deaf Week

by BTM

Sun, 19 April 2020

Bahrain to celebrate Arab Deaf Week

Bahrain will join the Arab world in celebrating the 45th edition of the Arab Deaf Week under the theme “the Right of the Deaf to an Easy Marriage Supported by Social Institutions”.

The event is observed the last week of April every year as a reminder of the deaf in the society, in line with the recommendations of the second conference of the Arab Federation of Deaf Organizations, which was held in Damascus from 24 to 26 April 1974.

The event aims to raise awareness of the deaf’s rights and capabilities and ways of preventing this handicap. 

It also seeks to cast light on ways of enabling the deaf and the associations in charge of them t play and active and positive role in comprehensive sustainable economic and social development.

Labour and Social Development Minister Jamil bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan stressed the great care accorded to the deaf by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and the government, led by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa. 

He also commended the support of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier. He pointed out concerted efforts to provide this category of people with the needed care and assistance to help them implement projects that are consistent with their capabilities.