Home-based Rehabilitation for Children with Intellectual Disabilities: Inclusive Recreational, Motor and Educational Activities for Children with Disabilities – Maskaneh Community Center, Rural Aleppo

"My daughter was shy. I didn't expect her to sing and play with the other children. I hope these activities will continue in the future."

"We were very happy with the games we played, and we did not know that children with disabilities are able to play."

Believing that the process of integrating children with disabilities into society activates their role through their active participation in activities and the establishment of social relationships, the Syrian Society for Social Development, in cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, implemented a series of different inclusive recreational and educational activities, in which children with different disabilities (audio, visual, motor, mental development delays and Down syndrome) were integrated with the rest of the children in the Maskana Community Center in Aleppo countryside.

In an atmosphere of intimacy, joy and fun, the children participated in a range of activities such as (Ring Walking – Skipping over barriers - Basketball - Playing Musical Instruments - Racket Game - Throwing the Ball at the Target - Moving Ball - Ring Racing – Reversing Directions - Where is the Sound Coming From) and also a group of segments such as (the beginning of a new journey - our love brought us together - we will share our times together - strengthening our senses - my beautiful words)

These sessions contributed to improving the children's lifestyle and increasing their sense of comfort and relief.