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An online resource on intellectual and developmental disabilities in Arabic to improve the lives of children living in MENA region.

Habaybna.net brings together hundreds of resources in special education & rehabilitation for parents & caregivers to help children with intellectual or developmental disabilities have a meaningful life when they grow up. We are dedicated to help children with different abilities thrive @home, @school & @work. We provide: Specialized content, Directory and Tele-coaching service.

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Target group
February 2020
If teaching is to be effective with children, it must assist them to advance on the way to independence and should leave no one behind

About the innovation

Why did you create this innovation?

As founders, habaybna.net came out of our own experience with our two sons who have developmental disability. After being in this journey with them for the last 10 years and meeting so many other parents like us from several countries in the MENA region, we realized that being a parent of a child with disability requires a lifelong adjustment that needs continues learning, guidance & support.

How does your innovation work in practice?

Habaybna.net is a digital platform in Arabic aims to empower Arab parents of children with developmental disability & caregivers with the skills and knowledge that they need to improve the skills of their children with developmental disabilities and help them improve their skills, aiming to help them have a meaningful life.
With habaybna.net we offer 3 main things to parents:
1. A video library with +800 videos by specialists in special education & rehabilitation.
2. Specialized Online Courses based on microlearning approach to teach parents how they can teach specific skills for their child (our first 5 online courses are in Edit and will be published by May 2021)
3. Online consultations so parents can easily connect with specialists in special education and rehabilitation to have 1:1 guidance.
Currently habaybna.net has +5000 visitors a month with +7000 registered users and provided +1000 calls for parents in Jordan.

How has it been spreading?

Habaybna.net was launched in December 2017 with content only & 140 videos in the video library. In October 2018, & after the frequent demand we used to have from users, we started connecting parents with specialists for consultations via a simple system we developed to schedule and monitor the calls but was separate from the website.

In 2019 & with a prize from Expo 2020 Dubai, we developed the technology infrastructure of habaybna.net to offer Arabic specialized content, online consultations & e-learning system in one place. A mobile App has been launched as well.

We work with specialists in special education & rehabilitation to offer practical strategies and information that are easy to understand & apply in the daily life of parents with their child with developmental disability.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

If anyone wants to try our solution, all you need to do is to visit habaybna.net or download our mobile app: habaybna

For any assistance, you can reach me on reem@habaybna.net and I will be more than happy to help.

Impact & scalability

Impact & Scalability

There is a great need for resources to guide parents on intellectual and developmental disabilities of their children, especially in developing nations. This platform is a brilliant way of enabling more parents to boldly take the journey and succeed in the company of others and professionals.

HundrED Academy Reviews
The use of a digital platform has provided a clear path to scale already. The expansion across multiple countries demonstrates the potential for scale.
A well-structured innovation! The specialized content in Arabic, videos, online consultations, e-learning system in one place and the mobile App as constituents of the innovation sets it up for great impact!
- Academy member
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Meet the woman challenging Arab notions of disability
#SheCan: Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs Making a Difference Across MENA
#69 Reem AlFranji
Reem Alfranji - Ogunte
Habaybna: Situs Web Arab Pertama Bagi Orang Tua dari Penyandang Disabilitas | DW | 16.01.2020

Implementation steps


An online platform and a mobile App that can be accessed by parents, educators and caregivers with few clicks where ever they are and whenever they need.

By visiting the website they can then benifit from the content, directory and connect with specialists in special education and rehabilitation in addition to peers. 

Spread of the innovation

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