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: