Ithra earns Gold Mowaamah certification
The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture earns designation for its accessibility for people with special needs.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development has announced that the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) has obtained a Gold Mowaamah certification for the accessible ecosystem Ithra provides to support people with special needs.
Throughout the year, Ithra has offered a number of initiatives, events, and workshops to support the ambitions and talents of those with special needs, in addition to providing them with services that guarantee their rights such as transportation, access to facilities, and parking spaces, as well as providing services in Braille to facilitate reading for both blind and visually impaired people.
Mowaamah is one of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development’s programs launched to realize the Kingdom’s vision to guarantee the rights of those with special needs. It strives to enable them to obtain suitable job opportunities and to provide them with all facilities and tools needed to succeed.
The program also strives to motivate establishments to provide appropriate environments for them by adhering to specific standards and requirements. This enables establishments to obtain the necessary license to employ their skills, ensuring their independence and integration as active members of society.
Elevating services for those with special needs
Ithra’s division head of the Operations Division, Mohammad S. Al-Rabiah, expressed his pride and the honor for Ithra in being awarded this accreditation for complying with the standards and requirements of people with special needs.
Ithra also seeks to elevate the level of services provided to people with special needs through newly developed innovative programs and events that are offered throughout the year.
It offered various programs such as “Dialogue in the Dark,” which was presented by a group of blind and visually impaired individuals to all participants of the interactive exhibition, which included other activities such as dinning and various creative workshops.
Ithra also provided support to the blind during the Children’s Book Fair by offering them Braille written publications to enrich their minds and skills.
Ithra is distinguished by providing training opportunities for a large number of people with special needs; by carrying out a variety of interactive activities, as well as integrating them into the center’s voluntary programs and providing them with multiple opportunities.
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Ithra has elevated services for individuals with special needs through programs such as “Dialogue in the Dark,” which was presented by a group of blind and visually impaired individuals to all participants of the interactive exhibition. The exhibit also included other activities such as dinning and various creative workshops.