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: