The Awladna International Forum for Arts of the Gifted will launch its fourth edition at the Cairo Opera House’s Grand Theatre, on Sunday, under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi.
All the forum’s participants were required to conduct PCR tests, as a preventive measure to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The forum offers a moment for children with disabilities to perform and enrich their artistic talents, amidst interaction between a diversity of children of different abilities and cultures.
Sohair Abdel Kader, Founder of the Awladna Initiative, announced that the forum will ensure all the precautionary measures are in place, to ensure the safety of the participants. She also said that the forum will contribute to spreading optimism and a positive spirit in society, in addition to its significant contribution to promote Egypt’s cultural treasures.
The opening ceremony included many artistic performances, including by the Egyptian band Black Theama, featuring the participation of a number of artists and stars.
The forum will present various forms of arts involving children with special abilities, whilst also promoting the inclusiveness and empowerment of these youngsters and their families.
This year, the forum is sponsored by Minister of State for Emigration and Egyptian Expatriates’ Affairs Nabila Makram, Minister of Social Solidarity Nevine El-Kabbaj, Minister of Culture Inas Abdel-Dayem, Minister of Youth and Sports Ashraf Sobhy, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled Al-Anani, and Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala El-Said.
The forum includes the participation of people with special abilities in various artistic fields, including feature films, documentaries, and musical performances. A series of training workshops will also be held as part of the forum for the participants.