Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2005
Ashoka commemorates and celebrates the life and work of this deceased Ashoka Fellow.
This description of Magda Sami's work was prepared when Magda Sami was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2005.
Children with physical disabilities suffer extreme isolation and marginalization in Egyptian society, and represent a largely neglected social sector. Magda Sami is opening new doors for these children through a new, multi-service education center with a staff of trained teachers and therapists who will provide them with regular schooling accompanied by the individualized physical and emotional support they need. The program will not only help the children lead more independent lives and free families of the burden of their constant care, but it will also create a new class of professionals trained to work with disabled children in any setting.
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