Due to severe complications which caused atrophy in the brain cells at the time of her birth, Ghala, now 15-years-old had developed an intellectual disability which affects her speech.
Initially Ghala’s mother, Suhad, had concerns if Ghala could live a normal life and have access to all the services available to other children. Suhad took every opportunity to educate herself on how to work with her daughter’s strengths so she could live a full life. Thanks to her mother’s guidance and nurturing, Ghala was included into mainstream school to learn with her peers where she acquired many skills and developed a passion swimming. Suhad’s motto is “We will share happiness together.”
As Ghala grew, Suhad felt she needed to further expand her knowledge in the field of special education. In 2019 she was given the opportunity to enrol in Al Jalila Foundation’s Ta’alouf Parents Training Program which equips parents with the skills to empower their children of determination. Suhad absorbed so much knowledge and developed strong skills from the program which she put to use right away.
“The program helped me so much with a variety of topics particularly the issue of puberty and how to prepare my daughter for this phase. I do not have enough words to thank Al Jalila Foundation for empowering me with greater understanding to support my amazing daughter and for developing my abilities and experience to work with people of determination.”