Sibling Conversations in Argentina
Gabriel and Rodrigo are brothers and Special Olympics Youth Leaders from Argentina who are leading a Youth Innovation Project aiming to facilitate conversations between youth with and without intellectual disabilities about advocacy, inclusion, and leadership. Gabriel and Rodrigo will create modules on Unified Inclusive Leadership to equip siblings and family members with the skills necessary to continue these conversations about inclusion in their educational institutions and workplaces. In addition to their meetings, Gabriel and Rodrigo will make a short film to showcase their experience and share it with their community.
Over the course of 9 months, Gabriel and Rodrigo hope to engage 50 youth and share their short film with 500 people. Gabriel and Rodrigo plan to engage and deepen their communities understanding of issues of inclusion and quality of life of people with intellectual disabilities in order to promote autonomy and empower voices to speak up on these topics. By creating a safe space to educate youth on Unified Inclusive Leadership and facilitate conversations about disability awareness, Gabriel and Rodrigo are empowering the Unified Generation to advocate for inclusion in all areas of their lives.