Fatima Al Sulaiti, Chair, QAFA. Also present was Sultana Afdhal, acting CEO, WISH.
Al-Naimi said: "We have been working with QAFA for some time now, particularly over the summer months when we hosted a number of hugely popular activities initiated by WISH.
WISH, in partnership with Qatar Foundation's Community Development, introduced a number of activities, primarily for QAFA, during 2017, to address the growing need for social and sports facilities to be made available to children with autism.
E oportuno salientar que a educacao fisica escolar nao esta incluida no QAFA
, pois se sabe que as atividades realizadas durante as aulas de educacao fisica nao tem como objetivo melhorar o nivel de aptidao fisica, mas sim sensibilizar e orientar sobre a pratica de exercicios fisicos regulares, os quais poderao ser praticados fora da escola.
Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF),the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) and Qatar Autism FamiliesAssociation (QAFA
) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)advancing the Qatar National Autism Plan.
QAFA already offers horse riding opportunities for autistic children during the cooler months of the year, but in previous years it has not been possible to provide this activity during the hot summer months.
WISH also recently collaborated with QAFA to arrange separate swimming sessions for the mothers of autistic children, in line with research by WISH that highlights the importance of building support networks for the families of children with autism.
HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani attended Thursday the closing ceremony of Qatar Autism Families Association (QAFA), held Thursday under the slogan "Together We Make Difference".
At the beginning of the ceremony, a short film about QAFA activities for the last season and various sports, artistic, scientific and entertainment activities was screened.
The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), with the support of Qatar Foundation Recreation Services and Al Shaqab equestrian center, has organized a summer activity program for autistic children from the Qatar Autism Families Association (QAFA).
Manal El-Deeb, Chair at QAFA and one of the Qatari mothers attending the swimming sessions, commented: "It's very important that autistic children are given the chance to take part in this sort of activity; these children are full members of our society and they have the right to equal opportunities to take part in healthy activities and interact with other children.
Tribune News Network Doha QATAR Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF),the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) and Qatar Autism Families Association (QAFA
) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), aimed at providing socially inclusive opportunities at QF facilities, particularly sports and leisure activities, for those with autism and their families, advancing the Qatar National Autism Plan.