ERBIL, Kurdistan, April 2, 2017 -About 200 children and parents gathered in Autism Center on Sunday to celebrate The World Autism Day, spreading positive energy among all by performing live music coupled with many other activities by a group of kids.
This activity was organized by Rwanga Foundation in coordination with Lara Private School as a support to the Autistic children.
Sarwin Sardar came into contact with the Autistic Center years ago following the diagnosis of her son, who is now 9 years old.“Such event supports us, as parents, and our kids. It is also showing solidarity from the community that helps us to connect more with other parents of Autistic Children''.
The cost of the event was collected from donations of a previously held Art Gallery at Shanedar Park ( by Lara Private School in partnership with Rwanga Foundation) to showcase the children’s natural artistic skills by selling their artworks to support their needs.
Bahar Rafiq, psychologist and Head of the Autistic Centre in Erbil added “The Country is in financial crises, and this support during the World Autism Day is really vital for the kids of our center and the families who are happier to be a part of it''.
In addition to the cost of the activities, the Art Gallery's earnings was spent on educational kits, CCTV Cameras and clothes. The rest of the earnings was spent to support the Autism Centre's needs including a two-month salary of an additional therapist to help the kids of the centre.