About Us

Who We Are

The Kuwait Society for the Handicapped (KSH) is a private charity founded on 23.07.1971 under the Law No. 24 for the year 1962 and its Amendments, pertaining to clubs and welfare associations. It is the first charitable Society in the State of Kuwait that renders services to children with disabilities at no cost.

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The Kuwait Society for the Handicapped was founded for the purpose of providing services to children with severe disabilities, to ease the burden from their families, alleviate the suffering of parents and guide them towards proper educating and training their children, so that they are included in the society.

The Society was established by a number of devoted volunteers who have been keen on providing services for these children, at the time when such care was not available in Kuwait except for the Social Care Homes of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor.

These staunch and committed people have worked tirelessly, sparing no resources or effort in fulfilling the material and emotional needs of children with disabilities. Some have worked full time to collect donations in order to improve the quality of services provided for them. Others have continuously made their voices heard in international arenas, calling for equality of these children with their peers, acknowledging their rights and vesting them with the opportunity to prove themselves as active members of society. Some others have selflessly given their time, dedication and unconditional love.

Story of the Beginning

A history of the beginning was recorded in the hearts of loyal women who loved goodness and self-denial and wanted to provide physical and rehabilitation therapy and care for persons with disabilities for more than fifty years. As for the place, it was in one of old Kuwaiti houses that the Society’s march began ... an unassuming old house, limited capabilities, untiring boredom, uncompromising forearms and strong united resolve that does not wait for wages or thanks from the servants but to seek the pleasure of Lord.

The Kuwait Society for the Handicapped started operating in 1971 by taking in thirty children with disabilities. Its primary objective laid in attending to what had been overlooked by governmental institutions namely creating a private charity institution providing care for children with severe and multiple disabilities, shining a ray of hope for them, driving them to live life to the fullest and asserting their capability of being included into society by providing to them all kinds of care and services, like medical, psychological, social, educational and rehabilitation.

The notion of founding and establishing the Society began with two highly regarded and reputed ladies, Dr Munira Abdul Wahab Al-Qatami and Mrs. Munira Khaled Al-Mutawa who both received their higher education outside Kuwait and have been exposed in those countries to the latest scientific knowledge and advancements in the field of disability.

They were united by a strong desire to serve their fellow citizens, especially upon coming in touch with children with profound disabilities at that time, together with the lack of services and resources. They proposed an idea of establishing a private charitable institution to care for children with severe disabilities, the idea that was hailed and welcomed by many, most notable of whom was Mr. Abdul Rahman Salem Al-Atiqi, the Minister of Finance at that time, Mrs. Moudhi Sultan Al-Eissa and a group of 28 founding members.

Mission

We provide innovative and accessible care, education and support to enrich and provide lasting positive change to the lives of the people we serve.

Vision

We will be leaders in providing services and creating fair opportunities for persons with disabilities ensuring inclusion with their peers.

Values

Respect – We treat each other and those we serve with dignity, trust and the genuine desire to understand the value, views and circumstances of others. We create an environment where positive and mutually supportive relationships are fostered.

Integrity – We always strive for honesty and adhere to strong moral and ethical principles in everything we do. We keep our word.

Compassion – We are kind, sensitive and empathetic in interacting with each other and those we serve.

Service – We selflessly provide our energy, imagination, expertise and resources to ensure that all children and their families realize the best possible outcomes.

Community – We develop positive partnerships and help create communities that are inclusive and support equality for all.

Innovation – We relentlessly pursue excellence in everything we do by using best  practices and creating new applications and knowledge that respond to the current and changing needs of our children.

Board Of Directors

The management of the Society is entrusted to a Board of Directors consisted of members duly elected by the General Assembly.

Mrs. Sabeeka Saad Al-Jasser
Chair
Mrs. Wafaa Ahmed Al-Qatami
Vice Chair
Mrs. Salwa Abdelrazaq Razouqi
Treasurer
Mrs. Noura Jaber Al-Ghurair
Secretary General
Mr. Bader Adulatif Ben Naji
Member of the Board
Mr. Mohammed Ismail Al-Ansari
Member of the Board
Mrs. Nawal Abdullah Al-Mutawa
Member of the Board

Our Founders

The Kuwait Society for the Handicapped was officially inaugurated in 1971 owing to the efforts and endeavors of the following founding members.

Abdul Rahman Salem Al-Ateeqi
Founding Member
Abdulatif Thunayyan Al- Ghanem
Founding Member
Ahmed Sayid Hashem Al-Gharabally
Founding Member
Saadoun Mohammed Al-Jassem
Founding Member
Rashed Abdul Aziz Al-Rashed
Founding Member
Abdulatif Yousuf Al-Hamad
Founding Member
Salem Al-Marzouq
Founding Member
Yousuf Ibrahim Al-Ghanem
Founding Member
Dr Abdul Rahman Al-Awadhi
Founding Member
Dr Abdul Mohsen Al-Abdul Razzaq
Founding Member
Dr Abdul Razzaq Yousuf Al-Abdul Razzaq
Founding Member
Dr Munira Abdul Wahab Al-Qatami
Founding Member
Dr Sadeeqa Ali Al-Awadhi
Founding Member
Hamed Abdul Salam Shuaib
Founding Member
Abdul Aziz Al Shaheen Al-Rabie
Founding Member
Abdul Rahman Al-Mazrouie
Founding Member
Fawziya Abdullah Al-Awadhi
Founding Member
Ibrahim Al-Attar
Founding Member
Munira Khaled Al-Mutawa
Founding Member
Ruqaya Abdul Wahab Al-Qatami
Founding Member
Sheikha Al-Gharabally
Founding Member
Ghanima Hassan
Founding Member
Ali Saleh Al-Abdullah
Founding Member
Moudhi Sultan Al-Eissa
Founding Member
Mariam Ebrahim
Founding Member
Ghanima Ghadiri
Founding Member
Abdul Mohsen Makki Al-Jumaa
Founding Member
Dr Abdullah Abdul Aziz Al-Rushaid
Founding Member