Considerable attention has been given to Kuwait's physically-handicapped children in recent years by the Ministry of Education. Institutes have been built for the blind, the deaf and dumb, the paralyzed and those mentally retarded. Vocational training plans have been implemented. Kuwait, which stands at the north-western corner of the Arabian Gulf, has a 50-member parliament, a population of half-a-million and income per capita among the highest in the world. It is a flat, desert country, arid and riverless but having oil deposits among the largest yet discovered. Education, health and social services are free.
This deaf-mute child is receiving expert teaching in learning to read. [November 1969]