The 14th Gulf Forum for the Blind under the slogan “Autumn Forum for the Blind”
The Omani Paralympic Committee participated in the 14th Gulf Forum for the Blind. Under the slogan “Autumn Forum for the Blind” held in the Sultan Qaboos Youth Complex for Culture and Entertainment in Salalah, which was organized by the branch of the Al Noor Association for the Blind in the Governorate of Dhofar during the period from 20 to 25 July 2019 AD..
And 66 blind men and women representing all branches of the Al Noor Association for the Blind in the Sultanate participated in the forum, in addition to the participation of the Friendship Association for the Blind in the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Charitable Society for the Blind in Riyadh, the Association for Persons with Disabilities in Al Ahsa in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Qatar Social and Cultural Center for the Blind in the State of Qatar and the Association of the Blind in the State of Kuwait.
The committee was represented by Dr. Mansour bin Sultan Al-Touqi, head of the Oman Paralympic Committee, by presenting the Sultanate’s experience in establishing football for the blind.
The forum aimed to strengthen relations between the members of the Gulf societies participating in the forum and provide an opportunity for the blind to highlight their talents, creativity and personal experiences in challenging the disability.
The Gulf Forum for the Blind included lectures and workshops bearing several titles, including the art of etiquette and self-skills, in addition to the objectives and axes of the Oman 2040 vision, self-employment, organizing poetic and cultural evenings, recreational and artistic competitions and sports events, in addition to visits to the most important tourist and recreational attractions in the Governorate of Dhofar and participating in interactive sessions with the Scout camp For the boys stage in the plain of Mount Ashur.