Empowering Persons with Disabilities through Collaboration and Innovation: Oman’s Disability Services and Programs Development Lab
In conjunction with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Oman’s Ministry of Social Development, in collaboration with the Vision 2040 Follow-up Unit and various government agencies, private sector institutions, civil society organizations, and disability experts, launched the Disability Services and Programs Development Lab. This groundbreaking initiative aims to enhance the lives of persons with disabilities in Oman by aligning services, programs, initiatives, and projects with Vision 2040 and empowering individuals through a focus on health, education, rehabilitation, technology, legislation, financing, and strategic goal setting.
The lab, running until the end of December 2023, revolves around five key pillars:
Quality of Health Life
Ensuring access to quality healthcare services, including preventive care, treatment, and rehabilitation.
Educational and Rehabilitation Life
Providing quality education and rehabilitation services tailored to individual needs.
Life at Work
Promoting employment opportunities by creating an inclusive work environment and providing necessary skills and support.
Family, Community and State
Fostering inclusion of persons with disabilities in their families, communities, and society by raising awareness and advocating for their rights.
Enabling access to resources and support for independent living and full participation in society.
This comprehensive approach brings together diverse stakeholders to address the challenges faced by persons with disabilities, fostering a society that embraces inclusion and empowers individuals to reach their full potential. The Disability Services and Programs Development Lab marks a significant step towards achieving Oman’s Vision 2040, a testament to the nation’s commitment to creating a thriving society for all.
Source: Oman Daily