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Egyptian Paralympic Committee member Sherif Salah al-Din speaks on behalf of people with disabilities

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Logo for Egyptian Paralympic Committee.el-balad.com is reporting today that Egyptian Paralympic Committee member Sherif Salah al-Din spoke on a national radio program by Echo Country in favor of improving understanding between people with disabilities and other members of society.

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He claimed that there are 10 million Egyptians who are eligible to vote who have disabilities. Sherif Salah al-Din also said that the definition of disability in Egypt should include the elderly, and those with chronic diseases like alzheimer’s disease.

 

Sherif Salah al-Din said that the Egyptian Paralympic Committee has been working to improve relationships between people with special needs in Egypt and everyone else in society.  Part of their work has included media outreach, and working to improve the wage situation facing people with disabilities in Egypt.

 

The Egyptian Paralympic Commitee has been dealing with a number of things this past year, including getting a new permanent home at the Cairo International Stadium, major efforts to push for developing continental disability sporting events, and a minor doping scandal involving a female powerlifter.  They’ve also hosted several events, including one honoring athletes that was attended by over 400 people, and a national table tennis tournament.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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