Educating about Inclusion in Ghana

Isaac O. and Isaac B. are Special Olympics Youth Leaders from Ghana who will lead a Youth Innovation Project to educate schools about inclusion through school visits, debates, and quizzes. Isaac O. and Isaac B. will help multiple schools in their area form inclusive debate teams and organize meetings between them. Isaac O. and Isaac B. hope that their project helps to end the stigmatization surrounding individuals with intellectual disabilities, increase the number of Unified Schools, and promote togetherness between students with and without intellectual disabilities. In October 2019, Isaac O. and Isaac B. participated in the Special Olympics Africa Regional Youth Leadership Summit in Nairobi, Kenya and learned how the importance of youth leadership and engagement can lead to a stronger Unified Generation

 

Over the course of six months, Isaac O. and Isaac B. will identify six Youth Leaders with and without intellectual disabilities to be actively involved in planning the project. Isaac O. and Isaac B.’s project will reach far beyond its six-month grant period and create lasting change in their community by preparing students for project management and leadership. Through their project, Isaac O. and Isaac B. will encourage school, community, and Youth Leaders to join the Unified Generation and teach others about inclusion.

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