Agility donation funded the construction of a sensory gym at the Kuwait Society for the Handicapped
KUWAIT– December 13, 2022 – Agility, an operator and long-term investor in supply chain services, infrastructure, and innovation, has partnered with the Kuwait Society for the Handicapped (KSH) to build the country’s first international-standard sensory gym.
Agility’s donation allowed KSH, the first charitable society in Kuwait to offer free services to children with disabilities from all nationalities, to outfit the gym with clinical equipment and furniture designed to improve the user’s sense of movement, body positioning, balance, and spatial awareness.
KSH therapists will be able to guide users through activities intended to increase fine motor skills, strength, flexibility, coordination, and body awareness.
The gym will help approximately 100 children with disabilities per year to improve their motor and behavioral skills. The facility will be used in 600 training sessions each year to enable these children to learn and improve coordination, movement, and motor skills while also supporting their ability to better use physical sensory inputs and information. In the KSH facility and program, the children will have opportunities to experience movement and use their senses to play, learn motor skills and continue behavioral development. The sensory gym environment is structured to provide the child with the sensory input needed according to their needs to improve their ability to learn and practice Activities of Daily living.
About the partnership, KSH Director General Dr. Elham Al Hamdan said: “Ensuring that children with disabilities in our community have access to training and development is an important task for our communities. Sensory Integration Therapy ispositive difference-maker for these special children and their families, caregivers, and teachers. The kind of training that KSH provides for these children helps them to have more positive interactions with their world. But it’s a complicated challenge that requires support from our community – especially from socially conscious business leaders like Agility. By partnering with leading companies like Agility, KSH will enable hundreds of children to better opportunities for growth and development.”
Agility Vice Chairman Tarek Sultan said: “At Agility, we put community education and development at the forefront of our sustainability strategy. We are proud to help KSH succeed in its mission to provide education and skills development to the most gifted people from our community. KSH is a world-class organization that delivers the highest quality of therapeutic rehabilitation to children with disabilities at no cost to their families. The society has a monumental mission to accomplish, and we are humbled to have this opportunity to help KSH to achieve their goals because it will help hundreds of children with disabilities and their families to have an improved quality of life through world-class motor skills and behavioral development training. We congratulate KSH for the development of this facility, and we thank them for all the work they do to help these children to have better opportunities for community interaction and improved quality of life.”
KSH is a private charity established in 1971 by devoted volunteers eager to offer services for children with disabilities and to ease the burden on families and caregivers guiding them toward improving the education and rehabilitation of their loved ones with disabilities. And since its establishment, the Society has continued to provide integrated care and services which include comprehensive rehabilitation, psychological, social, and educational services at its headquarters and educational centers in three locations, Hawally, Jahra, and Ahmadi.