On Behalf of Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children (ASDC), Mr. Sharhabeel Al Za’eem, ASDC Chairman, and Mr. Naim Kabaja, ASDC Director, received in an official welcoming Mr. Bo Schack, the Director of Operations at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Gaza.
Mr. Al Za’eem expressed his happiness toward this visit and he highly praised the efforts made by UNRWA to assist the Palestinian people since years and alleviate their suffering through UNRWA’s relief and development programs.
During his visit to Atfaluna society, Mr. Bo Schack paid a special visit to the School and Kindergarten where 300 deaf and hard of hearing (enrollment 2016/17) are receiving special education classes. Mr. Bo Schack has also visited the Society’s Audiology and Speech Therapy Clinics and the Crafts Production Unit including its different sections: Embroidery, Sewing, Painting on Wood, Pottery, Carpentry, Rug and Fabric Weaving, and the Atfaluna Crafts Shop where he was impressed by the quality of the Palestinian crafts made by deaf artisans.
Mr. Bo Schack discussed in a meeting with ASDC representatives, potential cooperation opportunities between UNRWA and ASDC in the near future. In closing, Mr. Bo Schack expressed his appreciation to Atfaluna for the remarkable contributions to the poverty alleviation and the empowerment of people with disabilities in the Gaza Strip.