For the third year in a row, Awladna Art Forum for differently-abled children took place between 15-22 February 2019 with the participation of 165 children from 36 countries.
A week full of arts and crafts exhibitions, musical and theatre performances, movie screenings as well as mobile photography and robotics workshops was an event that UNICEF sponsored for the second year thanks to the financial support of the European Union.
For the first time, the 2019 edition of the Forum included a one-day conference on “Empowering inclusion of the differently abled”. Co-funded by Orascom, the European Union and UNICEF, the conference was attended by representatives from the governmental and private sectors. It included panel discussions on means of enforcing the newly-issued legislations on persons with disabilities, inclusion in education as well as in the workforce and the role of innovative technology in endorsing inclusion.