In collaboration with The Lebanese Special Olympics, Orphan Welfare Society organized a sports day for children with special needs . Around 200 athletes from different Lebanese NGOs competed in various sports including putchi, basketball, ping pong, football, and cycling.
The president of OWS, Dr. Said El-Makkaoui, said while addressing the audience at the event, “our collaboration with the Lebanese Special Olympics in the past twenty years has helped us build a great sports team which has succeeded in various championships.’
In her speech, Mrs. Hala El Housseiny, the director of the Lebanese Special Olympics, said, “our mission is to integrate special needs students in regular schools; from now on all the Olympic Games will be common between regular children and special needs children.”
The events of the day began with students at Hajj Ahmad Mosbah Bizri Center for Special Needs performing a Salsa dance and then swearing the Special Olympics oath. The various sports games took place around OWS playgrounds and gardens.
The day ended with a concert by the Lebanese singer Jad Omar and lunch.
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