Wednesday, September 19, 2012


I am looking for people in the child development field who are interested in blogging for the Child Development Club website.

Persons interested in sharing their knowledge, life experiences, tips, theories etc. on any issue related to child development are wanted. This person may be a:

1. Parent
2. Teacher
3. Grandparent
4. Educational administrator
5. Educational consultant
6. Pediatrician, nurse or other medical professional
7. Optometrist, ophthalmologist
8. Nutritionist
9. Life coach
10. Psychologist, psychiatrist
11. Occupational Therapist
12. Physical Therapist
13. Speech Therapist
14. Art Therapist
15. Music Therapist
16. Vision Therapist
17. Sports instructor
18. Dance instructor
19. Yoga instructor
20. Massage Therapist
21. Hippo-therapist

There are no limitations....

I am looking for people who will be committed to the project, who enjoy writing, enjoy children and can get their message across in a clear and concise way. A commitment of a weekly blog post is required.

The old website address is

The new website will be launched in a month with a total new make over! The mission of the website is to share great educational child development related resources worldwide and to provide a local platform for people in Egypt to become more aware of events in the region.

The present Face book page for the Child Development Club: Egypt is:

If you would like more information, please email me at


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Institution Seeking Part Time OT services in Egypt:

Name of institution: St Andrew's Refugee Services

Job description and requirements: Looking for a volunteer and/or part-time OT for 
youth from the education program and/or adult clients from the psychosocial services. Arabic and working level of English required. Previous experience with refugees/migrants preferable, but not necessary. 

Contact information:  mobile # 0102.464.0056.

OT's Seeking Work in Egypt:

Darren  Pereira, OT 

Qualification - bachelors in occupational therapy .
My name is Darren Pereira. I have been working as an occupational therapist for a year now, I have handled various cases such as pediatrics, geriatrics, mental rehabilitation and counselling, had good exposure in east africa handled various cases in government hospitals, volunteered and worked for child development centers in India and Uganda. I can be contacted on +91 9930551274 and my email is

Paul .M. Kithuku, OT

I am Kenyan trained and registered Occupational Therapist by profession with 10 years of working experience with different disabilities in different developing countries.
My recent  overseas assignment was with Christoffel Blind Mission (CBM)in Port-au-Prince, Haiti as an Occupational Therapist attached to Hospital Adventiste d’Haiti from March 2011 up to 23rd December 2011.
Have worked in Sri Lanka with Voluntary Services Overseas [VSO] where I was seconded to YED (Youth, Elderly and Disabled persons) Unit, Ministry of Healthcare & Nutrition, Colombo for 3 years.
I Worked in India for 2 ½ years as an Occupational Therapy Advisor with SANKALP, a Non- Governmental Organization in the state of Uttar Pradesh under the auspices of Voluntary Services Overseas [VSO].
Have also worked in Kenya for 3 years with Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya [APDK] – Nairobi as an Occupational Therapist in the Community Based Rehabilitation Programme.
My career path as an Occupational Therapist [OT] has been rehabilitation of physically disabled people; children with developmental disorders, as well as people with psychosocial dysfunction in Hospitals, community based rehabilitation [CBR] and in school based. 
My career objective is to use my knowledge, abilities and experience to manage and prevent disability, promote independent living for people with special needs in the society. I have good training experience in fields of disabilities, working in emergency situations, management, computer literate and able to write reports well.
Thanking you in advance and looking forward to discussing with you on my candidature.
Yours Sincerely,
Paul .M. Kithuku

Contact info:

Saturday, September 8, 2012


I have recently been contacted by several institutions in Egypt that are interested in offering OT services for children in their facilities. If you are an institution in Egypt looking to hire OT's or an OT looking to work in Egypt, please email me at and I would be happy to post your contact information on the blog and/or forward your information to interested parties.

If requesting to post, please provide the following information:

Institution seeking OT:

Name of institution
Job description and requirements
Contact information

OT seeking work in Egypt:

Brief description of experience and work environment interested in working.
Contact information

It is refreshing to know there is some growth in OT services in Egypt.

Since the Jordanian Society for OT has the most OT prospects to work in the region, their society is a good source of job candidates. The Jordanian Society for OT has a Facebook page:

You can always post on their page and/or they also have a group:

Palestinian OT Association also has a group: Although, my understanding is that it is harder for them to get work visa's in Egypt. So, please anyone correct me if I am wrong about that.

Lebanese OT Association:


Sunday, July 1, 2012



I am an occupational therapist from Seychelles interested to work in pediatrics and neurology in Egypt. Please contact me at and I can forward my CV.


For those interested in OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY:

As advertised in Al-Ahram News paper:

Institute of Higher Studies in Childhood of Ain-Shams Uni Relaunches its Diploma for Occupational Therapy

They will accept graduates of Medical Colleges and Physiotherapy Colleges of Egypt or equivalent certificates.

Registration as of July 1st, 2012.

Friday, March 16, 2012

OT Job Vacancy

Pediatric rehabilitation center in Alexandria is interested in hiring a certified pediatric OT. English speaking and previous experience is a must. Interested applicants send CV to: 

Dr. Marwa Deif

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Tombola at the ADVANCE & LRC 12th Annual Educational Conference Inclusive Education: "Ways and Means"

Once again, it is that time of year that the ADVANCE Society for Children with Special Needs and the Learning Resource Center (LRC) are organizing the annual educational conference in Cairo.

This year, the topic is Inclusive Education and the title of the conference is "Ways and Means." The conference will be held Friday-Saturday, May 4-5 at the Misr American College in New Maadi, Cairo. 

I will be presenting on accommodations in the classroom for children with special needs. The schedule is still being finalized, so if you would like to be on the mailing list for further conference details, please contact Yasser at the LRC: 

A few years ago, I organized a tombola with toys from various international companies:

This year, I am organizing a tombola with mostly Egyptian and a few regional companies donating toys, books, dvd's/cd's, arts and crafts, baked goods (the infamous cupcake and cookie companies sprouting up the last year!), and services.  All proceeds from the tombola go to support student tuition scholarships at ADVANCE. There are a growing amount of children's activity centers developing in Cairo and several have been kind enough to donate certificates towards free classes!

Each tombola basket has a value of between 500- 1,000 egp.

Tickets will go on sale April 1 at the LRC and ADVANCE School in Maadi. The winning tickets will be selected on May 5th at the conference, but you do not have to be present to win.

I am still collecting basket donations from companies until Thursday, March 15th.  Companies can sponsor a whole basket or donate a few items that will be combined with other items to form a variety basket. 

So far, I have collected the following donations with many more to come!:

  • ADAM BOOKSHOP: (Basket of children's books in English and Arabic valued at over 700 egp)

  • KIDS MAKAN: (20 gift certificates for 2 free hours of activity time valued at 1800 egp)

  • DIWAN BOOKSTORE: (Basket of children's books in English valued at 500 egp)

  • COOKIES 'N MORE: (2 gift certificates for a free cake and free giant chocolate chip cookie)

  • PLAY TO LEARN: (8 educational workbooks/books and 4 sets of flashcards at a value of 500 egp)

  • KALILA & DIMNA: (Children's Arabic story books valued at 300 egp + two 100 egp gift certificates redeemable for children's activities at the store)

  • Many more companies to still finalize their baskets, such as Crumbs, Cupcakes & More, ALEX toys, Adli Rizkallah Arts for Children, Art Cafe,  Junior Fit, NIGMA and MORE!

    So, if you have a company that sells products relevant to children and/or educational services that would benefit a child's development and would like to participate contact me at

    It is a great way to raise money for children with special needs, as well as, spreading the word about local children's products and services!

    When all basket donations are finalized next week, I will be posting pictures!


    OT Available for Work in Egypt


    I am an occupational therapist who completed my bachelors in occupational therapy from India. I am currently working for a rehabilitation center in Mumbai (India). I did my internship in occupational therapy  in east Africa (Tanzania) in a government hospital. I have worked for child development centers and handled various cases such as Autism, cerebral palsy, ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactive disorder), ADD(attention deficit disorder), dyslexia and various learning disabilities. I have also done my training with the spastics society of India and worked with cerebral palsy children. I am interested in working with paediatrics, geriatrics and mental rehabilitation in a facility in Egypt.  

    I can be contacted by email  or mobile number            +919930551274       .

    Dr. Darren Pereira

    Pediatric OT Position

    A rehabilitation center is interested in hiring a certified pediatric occupational therapist. 

    English speaking and previous experience is a must. 

    Interested applicants can send their c.v and any inquiries about the position to Rasha: 

    Monday, February 6, 2012

    "What is Occupational Therapy?" Seminar


    If you are in Cairo and/or know anyone in Cairo interested in attending a talk about OT, then 

    please join me and/or share with others:

    "What is Occupational Therapy?"...Come to the free seminar at the Community Services 

    Association (CSA link: in Maadi on Wednesday Feb 8th from 

    10-12:00! I will discuss our educational background, what types of facilities we work at, who 

    we work with, what is involved in therapy and what is available in Egypt.