Special Olympics Africa

Regional Youth Leadership Summit

Regional Youth Leadership Summits

Special Olympics Regional Youth Leadership Summits bring together Youth Leaders with and without intellectual disabilities (ID) at the Regional level. Through workshops and training, young people are given the tools and skills necessary to be leaders in their communities. The 2019 Africa Youth Leadership Summit brought together Youth Leaders with and without intellectual disabilities, National Directors, and adult mentors from 12 Special Olympics Africa Programs. Youth Leaders brainstormed, planned, and shared strategies for Youth Engagement and Unified Schools.  With support from Lane Global Youth Leadership, Kantar, Microsoft and Lions Club International Foundation, the impact of the event will continue into the future. 

"The Youth are the critical mass and the lifeline of our movement! "

- Charles Nyambe, President & Managing Director of SOA

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IMPACT OF SOA SUMMIT

28 Youth Leaders

Trained

of participants were

very satisfied with their Youth Leadership Summit experience

95%

12 Programs Engaged

at Youth Summit

92%

of youth participants feel they are better equipped to lead with an inclusive group of peers

91%

of youth participants feel they learned skills they will use in other areas of their life

92%

of participants feel very confident in their ability to lead a project in their community to promote inclusion

Project Spotlight

Gislain and Kouka

Special Olympics Burkina Faso

Gislain and Kouka are Special Olympics Youth Leaders from Burkina Faso who participated

in the 2018 Global Youth Leadership Forum in Azerbaijan. Their Youth Innovation Project is to organize a Unified Sports competition with different schools in their area. Through their project, Gislain and Kouka hope to give all youth with and without intellectual disabilities the opportunity to play together and to develop new Unified teams in each school.

 

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SOA Summit Final Report

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