إنّ تربية الأولاد هي مهمة صعبة بالتأكيد ، وبحاجة الى حكمة كبيرة. هناك العديد من التحديات التي يواجهها الآهل مع أطفالهم في المنزل سواء كانت سلوكيّة أو عاطفية، واكبر هذه التحديات هي تلك التي تتعلّق بتنمية الشخصّية والإنضباط. ستجد في هذه الصفحة مجموعة من الفيديوهات التي نتمنّى أن تساعد الأهل على تجاوز هذه التحدّيات من خلال نصائح عمليّة وسهلة. يمكنكم دائما التواصل معنا من خلال المنصّات ونحن مستعدّون لتقديم المساعدة والمشورة التي أنتم بحاجة اليها.
SKILD co-launched the National Day for Students with Learning Difficulties in collaboration with the British Council and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education. It is an event that is now celebrated on April 22 of every year through seminars, conferences, and awareness raising events. In 2021, the focus was on parents through an e-conference to honor, equip, and empower them after equipping educators in 2020 through an e-conference with more than 1,400 participants. The highlight of last year’s celebration of the National Day for Students with Learning Difficulties was a documentary titled “Despite the Challenges … An Opportunity”. The documentary highlighted the unique journeys of six families with their challenges and blessings. This effort was blessed with nationwide televised exposure through LBCI with almost 3 million viewing individuals throughout the Arab world. Through these different initiatives, SKILD was able to send a message of hope to parents while reassuring them of our continuous support whether through advocacy or useful resources.
This year, our focus is still on parents who are enduring many challenges in the forms of social, economic, and educational turmoil with their children. To better support them at home, SKILD Center collaborated with actress Elsa Zgheib to film 21 one-minute films with different solutions and tips for challenges that parents might face with their children at home. The films also serve to raise awareness on the multiple difficulties and different abilities in children with special needs and prompts caregivers to seek support from specialists. Parents and specialists in the special needs field will also be invited to a conference on NDU’s main campus to equip them with resources that they need with the children they support whether it was for their rights, the specialized schools that they can access, physical aid resources, and many more guidelines to form a holistic directory of special need services in Lebanon.
The contribution of SKILD Center to supporting and empowering children with special needs and learning difficulties is not limited to diagnosis and treatment sessions (speech therapy, psychomotor therapy, etc.) in the specialized center, and building partnerships with private and public schools, and providing professional services to students and the educators.
About ten years after its establishment, SKILD and Notre Dame University (NDU) announced the launching of a joint initiative to support and empower students with learning difficulties on the university campus, and then that of developing the skills of students who are unable to continue school, but who are able to develop themselves and become equipped with skills to find employment opportunities. This initiative, launched in 2021, became known as the IDEAL program.
This program is designed for students with learning and/or behavioral challenges between the ages of 17 and 26 years who cannot follow a normal college course. It is suitable for young people with special needs who have a documented educational psychological report with a special education program for each one of them (Individualized Education Plan – IEP). In addition, the student must show a desire to attend the program and have the ability to attend courses and classes and carry out assignments in the English language.
The IDEAL program enhances skills of learners with difficulties allowing them to take up and succeed in careers and score in the competitive labor market. The program stands out for opening the way to youngsters with learning and/or behavioral challenges to learn basic and professional life skills and information over a period of two years and obtain a certificate, under the supervision of experts in specialized education, therapists affiliated with SKILD Center, and others specialized in the fields of special education, namely in sports and arts on campus. During their day, volunteer students accompany their peers enrolled in IDEAL and they act as mentors, and they help them move around the campus.
Together with their peers, students enrolled in the program experience everything the university has to offer, particularly attending courses of their choice, getting fit through gym workouts, attending cultural events, internships, and job opportunities. The program’s latest initiative in order to build skills required in the labor market was the organization of day to introduce students on robotics.