The College of Shari`ah and Islamic Studies, represented by the Vice Deanship of the College for Educational Affairs and Development and the Vice Deanship of Postgraduate Studies, in cooperation with the Deanship of Library Affairs, Vice Deanship of the College of Applied Sciences for Educational Affairs and Development, the Department of Special Education, and the Department of Mass Communication, held an interactive activity entitled “Different but Creative” on Wednesday, 29 Jumada Al-Thani, 1440 A.H., at Al-Jafali Hall (2). This activity was directed to female students with special needs.
The event consisted of many parts and began with a recitation of the Qur'an. Then, her Excellency Dr. Effat Shiqdar, the Deputy Head of the Special Education Department, delivered a speech about those with different types of special needs and gave examples of them. After that her Excellency Dr. Sarah Al-Arusi, the academic staff member at the Department of Shari`ah, and Dr. Hailah Al-Sulaimi and Dr. Amal Al-Thubaiti from the Department of History gave a presentation on historical figures with special needs throughout history. They narrated stories about some of the Companions and the Followers of the Prophet (peace be upon him) with special needs, such as Abdullah bin Abbas and Musa bin Nusair (may Allah be pleased with them), and in modern times, such as his Eminence Sheikh Abdullah bin Baz and Taha Hussein.
Her Excellency Dr. Hanan Amir from the College of Applied Sciences participated with a speech about female students with special needs entitled "Safeguard your Life." Then, Dr. Badriyah Al-Jahdali, Prof. Fathiyah Mish`al, and Dr. Effat Shiqdar pointed out the complementary role of the three colleges in carrying out programs for female students with special needs in light of Saudi Vision 2030.
The activity was distinguished by the diversity of its parts, which included competitions, showcases, performances by female students with special abilities, and a workshop entitled "Together we can Learn Sign Language." All these activities gained the admiration and approval of the attendants from among female students and the affiliates of the university.
The program ended by honoring all those who had a part in its success.