الرئيسية / ENGLISH / The Egyptian Banking Institute (EBI), launches the pilot phase of “BASIRA” initiative in cooperation

The Egyptian Banking Institute (EBI), launches the pilot phase of “BASIRA” initiative in cooperation

The Egyptian Banking Institute EBI, recently announced the launch of a new initiative

called:  “BASIRA”, that enables people with disabilities to enjoy a quality of life by

addressing their demanding  needs and contributing to providing a better solution for their

everyday challenges. BASIRA initiative is launching the pilot phase by addressing the

Visually Impaired challenges during COVID-19.

 

 

BASIRA initiative is going to launch the first Pillar of the initiative in cooperation with

“Resala” and “AlNour wl Amal” Associations, in addition to “Dialogue in The Dark” project.

The pilot phase of the initiative facilitates access to educational programs for the blind and

the visually impaired who represent a main component of the educational system. This

comes within the framework of contributing to provide a better educational environment

that is smooth for visually impaired and blind students facing difficulties due to the spread

of the Covid-19, resulting in the closure of all educational institutions.

 

Mr. Abdel Aziz Nossier, Executive Director of the Egyptian Banking Institute said: “People

gain many experiences and skills throughout their life, but with difficulties like visual

impairment, it is challenging to experience them; parents and the community may not be

skilled enough to assist individuals with special abilities throughout these times, so it is our

responsibility to support the community and contribute to a better life for their children.”

 

“We have launched BASIRA’s first pillar to support visually impaired children and youth

with ages ranging from 14 to 21 years old through itss pilot phase.

 

Employees of the Egyptian Banking Institute will voluntarily prepare educational materials,

write and record audio lessons, in addition to the introduction of a sound library that will

help blind and visually impaired students live a more independent life. Lessons will be

printed using Braille printers in partnership with the “Resala”, “Alnourwalamal” and the

“Dialogue in The Dark” Project, and then sent to students,” added Mr. Nossier.

 

 

The Executive Director of the Banking Institute confirmed that “this initiative comes within

the framework of supporting youth and children with special abilities in underserved areas,

to help them with distant learning, due to the current circumstances brought by the

Coronavirus. The program will further grow to include all type of disabilities and ages in the

future. The first stage starts with visually impaired in  greater Cairo, to be followed by the

Delta governorates in the second stage and then Upper Egypt governorates at the third

stage.”

 

Mr. Nossier pointed out that the Egyptian Banking Institute is keen to cooperate with civil

society associations and institutes that need support, hoping that with the solidarity of

efforts, “BASIRA” initiative will have left a noticeable change in the daily lives of the people

with disabilities and especially the blind and visually impaired students of Egypt during the

first phase of the initiative.

 

Mr. Nosseir added “Supporting students in their educational programs is not our only objective. ” BASIRA” initiative is an ongoing 5-year project and once this crisis is over – hopefully soon – the initiative activities will fully include community engagement, capacity-building, community development, community-based participatory research, and social innovation management.

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