Art for Inclusion in Bahrain

Fatima and Noora are Special Olympics Youth Leaders from Bahrain who participated in the 2019 Global Youth Leadership Summit. Together, Fatima and Noora will lead a Youth Innovation Project culminating in an art exhibition that highlights works produced by individuals with intellectual disabilities. Through this project, Fatima and Noora hope to inspire greater understanding and unity between people with and without intellectual disabilities in Bahrain.


Over the course of six months, Fatima and Noora will plan the art exhibition and provide support for local artists with intellectual disabilities who are interested in having their works displayed for the public. Fatima and Noora hope that the stories depicted in the artwork and the talent displayed by the artists with intellectual disabilities, will encourage visitors to open their hearts to a wider world of human talents and potential. By providing artists with intellectual disabilities the platform to share their talents, Fatima and Noora are providing an environment for people with and without disabilities to come together and share a moment of unity.