Saudi Arabia to host Gulf festival for persons with disabilities
Saudi Arabia is set to host the 6th Gulf Theater Festival for People with Disabilities in Riyadh.
The festival, in cooperation with the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, will be held in conjunction with the UN’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
The festival is being set up in coordination with the Authority for the Care of People with Disabilities, a Saudi government entity. The organization aims to empower and ensure the rights of these people, and work to develop services for them.
The seven-day festival will begin with the opening ceremony and the first theatrical performance on Dec. 3 at the theater of Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University.
Each participating country will have a day to perform in the theater, as the festival seeks to showcase the talents of persons with disabilities from GCC countries.
The festival also aims to promote the participation of people with disabilities and their inclusion in cultural activities.
Saudi Arabia will review a number of technical, cultural and social programs related to persons with disabilities.