KUWAIT CITY, Dec 23: Director General of the Public Authority for Handicapped Affairs (PAHA) Dr Shafiqa Al-Awadi said 16 schools that met the health conditions for specialized schools have started to receive students with disabilities from all disability categories, reports Al-Anba daily. Al-Awadi revealed the health conditions include limiting the number of students in each class to eight, provision of sterilizers and masks, and ensuring personal use of the seats.
She affirmed these conditions were amended in accordance with the law and they took effect after obtaining approval from the Board of Directors of PAHA, as well as the publication of the regulations and conditions in Kuwait Al-Youm Gazette. She said the authority is currently coordinating with the concerned government agencies to implement the decision.
On the early retirement benefit for working mothers who are taking care of their children with disabilities, Al-Awadi disclosed these mothers must have been in service for 15 years to be eligible for early retirement. She went on to explain that the concerned court had earlier ruled on adding KD 50 to the cost of living allowance of persons with disabilities, but this is not applicable to others as per the law; hence, this amount will no longer be added to the allowance