Monday, August 15, 2011

Israeli siege on Gaza puts pressure on rehabilitation centers

PressTV - Israeli siege on Gaza puts pressure on rehabilitation centers:

Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:29PM GMT
Yousef al-Helou, Press TV, Gaza

"Gaza's only rehabilitation society which deals with individuals with Down's Syndrome is grappling with a lot of problems because of Israeli siege.

The Right to Live society which was established in 1992 offer services to about 1000 individuals from both genders.

Officials say that the ongoing Israeli ban on construction materials has hampered the building of another branch in the southern Gaza strip

The beneficiaries receive academic as well as vocational programs that help them integrate in the community. Embroidery, Bamboo and carpets making are some of the programs, which can be a source of income for these people with special needs.

The Right to Live society aims to develop a complete network of services that ensure the care and rehabilitation to individuals with Down's Syndrome.

Through its specialized working stuff, the unique society has become one of the most prominent humanitarian features of Gaza but during the past years especially during the Israeli war on Gaza it has sustained partial damage as a result of aerial attacks in the area.

Such beautiful handcraft products show that disabled people with special needs are productive not consumers.

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