A Window for Inclusion

Kandia and Maïmouna are Special Olympics Youth Leaders from Côte d'Ivoire who participated in the 2019 Global Youth Leadership Summit. Kandia and Maïmouna will lead a Youth Innovation Project called “A Window for Inclusion,” where they invite local celebrities to participate in a day of activities with students with and without intellectual disabilities. The celebrities will play Unified Sports with the students, deliver speeches and pledge to support Special Olympics.


Over the course of three months, Kandia and Maïmouna will engage around 70 students with and without intellectual disabilities and make over 1,000 impressions on social media. In doing so, Kandia and Maïmouna will raise awareness of Special Olympics and promote inclusive education. With A Window for Inclusion, Kandia and Maïmouna are spreading the message of inclusion, kindness, and respect and empowering the Unified Generation.