Under the patronage of Sheikh Hisham bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa, Governor of the Capital Governorate, a march was organized by the Friendship Society for the Blind for the fourth year in a row under the slogan: “Society Support to the Blind is the Duty of All”. The march was held recently on the occasion of “International Day of the White Stick” at the Marina and Al Fateh coast. The event was held to identify the best way to accompany the blind according to international regulations, and was attended by a large number of civic society organizations, expats and productive families.

October 21, 2017
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In his address, Sheikh Hisham bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa, Governor of the Capital Governorate, said that the Governorate pays special attention to people with special needs from a humanitarian and societal point of view. This shows the Governorate ‘their constant commitment to supporting and caring for people with special needs and activating their role and integrating them into society as an integral part of it, which comes to activate the role of community partnership in the service of society, citizens and residents alike.

“The support by the community to the people with special needs has a key role in raising the level of their determination and will which help them to achieve their aspirations, stressing that the disabled man is the one who is incapable of mind and not the body”. His Excellency said. 

Over the past years, the march with the blind has witnessed large  participation from different groups of Bahraini society amidst a wonderful community atmosphere and effectiveness to support and raise awareness of the people of special needs in general and the blind in particular.