C.L.E.S organized its fourth annual 10.10.DYS conference titled: “Let’s talk about DYS” on October 10th, 2018 at the Pierre Abou Khater Theater at Saint Joseph University, under the patronage and presence of Minister of Education and Higher Education Marwan Hamadeh, and with the participation of actress Natalie Bay. The keynote speaker was Oliver Houdé Professor of psychology at the University of Paris-Descartes, and the Sorbonne Paris City University, and a specialist in cognitive development of children and learning based on his experimental study of brain functions and related technology. Professor Houdé gave a lecture with the theme “The Brain and learning at the heart of children’s learning difficulties” explaining how the brain responds during learning, in order to enhance children’s cognitive abilities.
The founder and president of C.L.E.S Mrs. Carmen Chahine Debbane welcomed the audience and spoke about the importance of children in the lives of all parents, and how learning difficulties can be a source of anxiety that may reflect negatively on the child.
HE Minister of Education and Higher Education Marwan Hamadeh spoke about the importance of the work that C.L.E.S is doing and the positive collaboration it has with the ministry to advance the education of all children.
A group of children enrolled in the “Dance by C.L.E.S” program gave a performance, followed by a word from Kay Gayner, program leader and child trainer at NDI.
French actress Nathalie Baye said that she had learning difficulties, especially dyslexia and dyscalculia. She talked about the importance of the parents’ role in having absolute confidence in their children to overcome any difficulties.