Education Minister Elias Bou Saab, left, and Singer Ragheb Alameh attend a press conference in Beirut, Monday, April 14, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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The Education Ministry and partner organizations launched a series of initiatives Monday to better integrate children with special needs into the education system, in line with a national strategy launched last year.Unveiled ahead of the second annual National Day for Children with Learning Disabilities, which falls on April 22, the Education Ministry, the Center for Educational Research and Development, the British Council, the NGO Smart Kids with Learning Difficulties (SKILD) and other partners, the activities aim to spread awareness about children affected by learning difficulties.Delegates met with officials in the U.K. to learn about programs for children with special needs, visited schools and witnessed their inclusive practices.
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