Community Commitment to Include
Andreas and Tjariama are Youth Leaders from Namibia leading a Youth Innovation Project focused on reducing stigma and increasing inclusion in their community. Together, Andreas and Tjariama will lead community-based projects to teach others about intellectual disabilities. Starting with teaching guardians and parents in their community, they will then pivot to reaching out to the youth in Namibia with information about how to join the Unified Generation and be drivers for change.
Over the course of 6 months, Andreas and Tjariama hope to engage 400 people with and without intellectual disabilities. Andreas and Tjariama’s project consists of hosting an awareness campaign at a local university and organizing a Unified Sports event. Through training passionate Youth Leaders, Andreas and Tjariama will inspire the Unified Generation to continue to include in every aspect of their life.