Tuesday, October 28, 2008

CDOTE Minutes

On the 25th October, several members of the CDOTE (Maha, Miho, Pip, Majdi & Laura) met for the committees monthly meeting. The following are OT in Egypt updates:

Miho Yoshida, OT, is leaving in November and retuning to her homeland, Japan. Her placement has not been decided yet at JICA. It will probably not be another OT as her post is in Social Development, so specialists from other disciplines can also serve there.

Pip Dow, OT, is also leaving in November and returning to her homeland, New Zealand. She had worked at the Agouza Rehabilitation Center.

They have both been active contributors to the CDOTE and will be missed!

(Laura, Maha, Pip & Miho)
Miho reported that Dorothy Witt, OT, had finished her assignment with JICA, and is still working in Assiut temporarily conducting workshops.

Majdi reported that the course on OT that he conducted at the ADVANCE's Exceptional Training Center (ETC), had 36 participants from 20 NGOs serving children with special needs and their families. He presented them with what assessments cover, how to set goals, some case studies, the role of OT in a pediatric early intervention programs, and gave a lot of emphasis on Autism, CP and MR.

Pip reported that the Australian OT students who were volunteering at the Agouza Rehabilitation Center have finished their placement and went home to do their internship requirements.

Laura reported that she receives emails from international OT's inquiring about working in Egypt in adult rehabilitation and the mental health field. Organizations in Egypt serving adults are welcome to post advertisements on the OT blog for OT job vacancies.

No new progress can be reported from 6th October and Ain Sham's University in regards to starting their OT curriculums.

The ADVANCE is holding a function "YOUR DAY WAY" parallel to the "Media & Disability" workshop on November 15th and invited all CDOTE members to participate. Maha will email further details once ready.

The next CDOTE meeting is planned for 2pm, November 22nd at the LRC premises. Anyone interested in OT development is welcome to attend these monthly meetings.

Anyone interested in posting information relevant to OT development in Egypt is welcome to send me information to post: LME1169@gmail.com