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.
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.