Under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Aly Moselhy, Egyptian Minister of Social Solidarity, H.E. Mrs. Randa Beri, wife of H.E. Mr. Nabeh Beri the Speaker of the Lebanese Assembly and Chairwoman of the Lebanese Society of Caring for the Handicapped, inaugurated the 5th Arab Gathering for Executives responsible for Programs for Young People of Special Needs.
In Lithuania, young people with disabilities, from families with very low incomes, had the opportunity to experience Scouting during the Lithuanian Scout Jamboree, thanks to funding received from the World Bank. The Jamboree took place in the summer of 2003. The 20 young people with disabilities were fully integrated into the camp, supported by able-bodied Scouts. Scouting in Lithuania hopes to extend its work with young people with disabilities in the future. A programme has been developed and funding is now being sought. (August 2004)
The Solomon Islands have experienced ethnic tension and civil war over the past few years, and this has caused a lot of suffering. A team of Australian Scouts helped with renovating a school, the only one in the country to accept students with hearing difficulties.
NAIROBI - They say, “disability is not inability”, and this was epitomized by a group of Kenyan Scouts during the recently ended Kenya National Super Inter-patrol Competitions. The event was held at the Rowallan Camp in Nairobi from 13th to 18th September 2010. The said competitions were like any other, except, some of the participants were deaf.