Happiness Village Carnival held in Oman for differently-abled children

Oman Saturday 02/December/2023 12:30 PM
By: Times News Service
Happiness Village Carnival held in Oman for differently-abled children

Muscat: An evening full of entertainment for persons with disabilities, titled “Happiness Village Carnival”, was held yesterday, coinciding with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities to help integrate them with their peers in society, at the Civil Aviation Club.

The occasion was sponsored by His Highness Sayyid Muhammad bin Thuwaini Al Said. Her Highness Sayyida Hajija bint Jeffer Al Said, organizer of the Happiness Village Carnival event, said: "The Carnival targeted more than 1,848 children affiliated with various associations and institutions that serve children with disabilities, and it came in cooperation with the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Civil Aviation Club to celebrate International Day of Persons with disabilities to enhance their abilities and integrate them with their peers into society."

She added that the carnival aims to provide a safe entertainment space for people with disabilities, taking into account their needs and abilities, and also makes a moral impact on the lives of people with disabilities by supporting and empowering them.

She explained that the carnival included several activities like carriage and horse rides, entertainment shows, and safe recreational games for children with disabilities. It also included comic characters, an acrobatic artist, a food and beverage stall section, various games, science laboratory activities, a jumping castle event, luxury car rides for children with disabilities, bike riding, and many other programs that meet their needs.

During the carnival event, a cooperation agreement was signed between the National Finance Company and Sign Book to provide sign language translation services. The carnival event was attended by several dignitaries and specialists from government and private agencies.