Muscat: Awareness about disabled persons in Oman goes hand in hand with providing services for disabled visitors at the Muscat Festival.
The booth set up by the Oman Association for the Disabled at the Al Amerat Park provides information, as well as services, a board member of the Association told the Times of Oman.
Ahmad Al Badi, board member, said the goal of the Association being present at the Muscat Festival is to inform people about the disabled in Oman and provide services, such as wheelchairs, scooters and crutches, which can be used by the visitors.
In addition, they can provide informative books on the disabled and a monthly magazine called “Challenge.”
“It is very important that people get to know more about us and the challenges we face in daily life,” he stated.
Visitors can also buy handicrafts, textiles, perfumes and bakhour, which have been manufactured by disabled members of the Association.
These handicraft activities are part of the daily lives of members, who are unable to work, Al Badi explained.
“Our presence has been received very well by visitors. They want to know more about the disabled and are eager to ask us.”
In addition, visitors can register for courses in the sign language, Al Badi said.
“We hope our presence will create more awareness on the issue and that people will be willing to contribute to our cause. Everyone is very much welcome to join us at our booth,” he said.