Emaar Association for Development and Rehabilitation held, at its headquarters in Khan Younis, workshops entitled “Determining the needs of the beneficiaries of Basma Private School and measuring their satisfaction with the services provided.” This workshop is within the activities that the association of the community participation of stakeholders in the planning, design, and development of projects, programs, and activities provided by the association to citizens in the southern Gaza Strip Gaza.
The workshops targeted a sample of students with disabilities who benefited from the services of Basma Private School and a discussion with the students’ parents. The Director-General of the Emaar Association, Mr. Anwar Abu Musa, started the workshops by welcoming the students and their families. He indicated that these activities come in the context of Emaar’s interest in the participation of beneficiaries in the design of projects, programs, and activities and measuring their satisfaction with the services provided to improve and develop services to meet their needs problems and priorities.
The association’s project team ran the workshops. Several topics were discussed, most notably the economic, social, psychological, educational conditions of students and their families, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the recent war on the sector in May 2021 on children with disabilities. There was also a discussion about the reality of the services provided in the southern governorate in general and the level of satisfaction with the services offered by Basma School in particular. Finally, the workshop organizers listened to the aspirations and suggestions of the beneficiaries of students with disabilities and their families to design future interventions that consider what they were referring to.
The beneficiaries indicated their great satisfaction with the level of services provided by Basma Private School, especially during the small number of centers and institutions that deliver high-quality services to the southern region of the Gaza Strip. They also expressed their happiness and great desire to attend and participate in the workshops organized by the association within the framework of community participation adopted by the association since its inception.
At the end of the workshops, the organizers thanked the parents for their great confidence in the association’s services provided to their families, stressing the association’s efforts and its centers to meet their needs.