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Vocational Rehabilitation/Training Center Project in Gharnata

The world is now calling for education and rehabilitation of persons with disabilities, regardless of the type and degree of their disability. All international charters and agreements have devoted sections to the rehabilitation and employment of persons with disabilities with the aim of integrating them into society and giving them equal opportunities for a decent life.

As schools provide education and training services in the State of Kuwait until the age of eighteen, after which opportunities to learn and rehabilitate persons with disabilities diminish because there are no programs suitable for this age and in recognition of magnitude of the problem facing young people, the Society has allocated for them a section for vocational rehabilitation in each of the Jahra and Ahmadi Centers. Each of the two Educational Centers provides some rehabilitation services, including furniture upholstery, ceramic works, candles and chocolate making, sewing curtains, bed sets and bedspreads. Students' works were shown at vocational rehabilitation exhibitions held in the two aforementioned Centers and met with support and encouragement of visitors. Most of their products were sold. As the Society’s experience in those departments was successful and met with acceptance from parents and students with disabilities themselves, the Society decided to establish a specialized center that provides vocational rehabilitation services for students over the age of eighteen.

Rehabilitation process aims to achieve

  1. Continuity of opportunities for learning for children with disabilities to gain knowledge and develop it according to their abilities.
  2. Enabling children with disabilities to integrate into society, gain self-confidence and work to increase community confidence.
  3. Providing employment and work opportunities in various economic, social and service sectors that commensurate with the tendencies, preparations and abilities of each individual.
  4. Achieving a safe measure of equality for persons with disabilities with their peers in all fields.
  5. Insurance for person with disabilities against other disabilities, old age and unemployment. 

Details of the Rehabilitation Center (under construction)

Location: The Vocational Rehabilitation Center is located in Gharnata, Block 3.Area: The area of the land on which the project will be built is 15000 square meters. As for the building area, it is 9.685 square meters, equivalent to 65% of the land area.The building consists of two floors ground and first for services and accommodation for employees.

    The building includes: 

    Classrooms, training workshops, shops for selling products of Vocational rehabilitation departments, rooms for physiotherapy, a multi-purpose hall, a restaurant, a theater, swimming pools for physiotherapy and a library, in addition to rooms for evaluation and behavior correction, rooms for sensory integration, a Makaton Communication Language room, an administration unit and accommodation for employees. The building is surrounded by a large area of parks, playgrounds and parking places. 

    Total cost of the project: 

    The cost of constructing and furnishing the building is estimated at five million Kuwaiti Dinars and its completion period is two years from the date of commencement of execution of works which actually started in March 2020. 

    Estimated cost to complete a unit: 

    The Kuwait Society for the Handicapped, as it did with its previous projects, records name of donors on the suites and facilities for which they donate a needed amount. A table is attached showing estimated values of all building facilities. We hope that donations of benefactors will contribute to complete this edifice that, God willing, will serve a large group of young people who have exceeded the age of eighteen and their freedoms have been restricted by staying at home, due to the lack of opportunities to ensure a dignified life for them.

    S.N

    Suite name

    Quantity

    Suite value in KD

    1

    Theatre and lecture hall

    1

    300,000

    2

    Daily reception hall

    1

    150,000

    3

    Sport activity hall

    2

    150,000

    4

    Administration suite

    2

    150,000

    5

    VIP hall

    1

    150,000

    6

    Therapeutic swimming pool

    1

    150,000

    7

    Indoor garden courtyard

    1

    120,000

    8

    Main entrance

    1

    120,000

    9

    Library

    2

    120,000

    10

    Behavior modification room

    2

    110,000

    11

    Dining hall

    2

    100,000

    12

    Daily training hall

    1

    70,000

    13

    Training workshops

    4

    60,000

    14

    Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy room

    6

    60,000

    15

    Sports playgrounds

    1

    60,000

    16

    Entertainment playgrounds

    1

    60,000

    17

    Dental clinic

    1

    60,000

    18

    Prayer room

    2

    60,000

    19

    Puppet theatre

    1

    60,000

    20

    Makaton language communication program resources and means room

    1

    50,000

    21

    Classrooms

    20

    50,000

    22

    Medical clinic

    1

    30,000

    23

    Doctor's room

    1

    30,000

    24

    Assessment room

    1

    30,000

    25

    Speech therapy room

    1

    30,000

    26

    Social worker's office

    1

    30,000

    27

    Psychologist's office

    1

    30,000