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Kuwait to give monthly payouts to help the handicapped

Unemployed Kuwaiti women looking after a handicapped person will be given KD300 ($1,080) a month

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Manama: Unemployed Kuwaiti women looking after a handicapped person will be given KD300 ($1,080) a month, a senior official has said.

Isam Bin Haydar, the deputy general director of the Public Authority for the Disabled (PAD), said that the assistance payout would be retroactive from June 2010.

Under the scheme endorsed by the cabinet, handicapped Kuwaitis will be given monthly allowances to hire drivers and helpers.

According to reports, Kuwait is home to around 35,000 disabled people in Kuwait. However, not all of them have severe disabilities.

Last week, members from several disabilities organizations in Kuwait attended a workshop led by Richard Welch, an American lecturer at Georgia State University.

The workshop focused on helping the disabilities community develop effective strategies to communicate with the broader Kuwaiti society about their important work, Kuwait Times reported.

Participants studied a step-by-step process to develop public relations campaigns for their individual organizations.

One participant commented that the workshop was invaluable as it taught her "how to be precise and targeted" with her outreach.

 

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