Monday, July 6, 2020

‘Bahrain for All’ Kids event to be held on April 21st at Dragon City!

Bahrain for All is committed to supporting children and adults with special needs regardless of gender, ethnicity, socio-economic background, or educational need.

Children are invited to events where they can form meaningful friendships, learn respect, better appreciation and understand individual differences, to prepare them for adult life in a diverse society. To ensure more focused attention, children are invited into a more confined area where activities are customised for them to benefit and leave long lasting memories.

Bahrain for All is committed to support all segments of society which include children and adults with special needs. As the children require more focussed attention, they will be invited to a more confined area where the activities are customised to suit the needs of each group of children.

100 children with special needs of all nationalities will be invited for hours of fun and game at the Dragon City, Muharraq.

During the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20, Member States agreed to launch a process to develop a set of sustainable development goals (SDGs) to succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), whose achievement period concludes in 2015. The SDGs are to address all three dimensions of sustainable development (environmental, economic and social) and be coherent with and integrated into the United Nations global development agenda beyond 2015. The envisaged SDGs have a time horizon of 2015 to 2030.

People with Disabilities in UN SDG

Disability is referenced during the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in parts related to education, growth and employment, inequality, accessibility of human settlements, as well as data collection and monitoring of the SDGs, for instance:

Goal 4 on inclusive and equitable quality education and promotion of life-long learning opportunities for all focuses on eliminating gender disparities in education and ensuring equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities. In addition, the proposal calls for building and upgrading education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and also provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all.

In Goal 8: to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all, the international community aims to achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value.

Closely linked is Goal 10, which strives to reduce inequality within and among countries by empowering and promoting the social, economic and political inclusion of all, including persons with disabilities.

Goal 11 would work to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe and sustainable. To realize this goal, Member States are called upon to provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, such as persons with disabilities. In addition, the proposal calls for providing universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, particularly for persons with disabilities.

The Partners for the BHR4 All Kids are the Harley Davidson Group Bahrain Chapter. The group consists of people from different nationalities and cultures. The event will be on Saturday April 21st at Dragon City, Muharraq.

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