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These amazing women are part of the Special Olympics here

These amazing women are part of the Special Olympics here

Meet the women bringing a dose of girl power to the UAE Special Olympics movement The UAE aims to create inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities throughout the UAE, the region and the world. As Abu Dhabi prepares to host …

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What is the Special Olympics?

What is the Special Olympics?

Two international sporting events are coming to Abu Dhabi. The Special Olympics MENA Games takes place from 14th-23rd March 2018 and the Special Olympics World Games takes place from the 14th-21st March 2019. So what are the events all about?  The …

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Why this amazing piece of heritage needs safeguarding

Why this amazing piece of heritage needs safeguarding

Action has been taken to help preserve another piece of the UAE’s unique culture for generations to come. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has added the traditional performing art of Al-Azi to the list of Intangible …

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How can we make society better for people with disabilities?

How can we make society better for people with disabilities?

The inclusion and empowerment of people of determination is one of the nation’s top priorities for present and future, according to a recent speech made by a key government official. In a statement delivered on the International Day of Persons …

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A capital race just made a positive move for disabled athletes

A capital race just made a positive move for disabled athletes

An international sports event has proven that it’s on track for inclusion awareness with the chance for disabled athletes to compete on a level playing field for the first time in Abu Dhabi. The ITU World Triathlon, taking place from …

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How can you help create a more inclusive society?

How can you help create a more inclusive society?

With International Day of Persons with Disabilities being marked worldwide on 3rd December, we find out if enough is being done to create inclusion here in the capital When you hear the word disability, you’ll probably have a pre-conceived notion …

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New initiative launched to encourage creativity in the capital

New initiative launched to encourage creativity in the capital

Hoping to instil values of health and creative thinking among youth, the British Council has launched a new initiative across the UAE. Culture and Sports is a three-year programme that will feature a list of diverse activities ranging from sports training …

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These new initiatives aim to promote social inclusion

These new initiatives aim to promote social inclusion

Two new initiatives are aiming to start a conversation on the importance of inclusion in the community in preparation for key upcoming sporting events for athletes with intellectual disabilities. The Train the Trainers and Healthy Athletes schemes will address the …

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Social community group extends hand to disabled youngsters

Social community group extends hand to disabled youngsters

  A local organisation is aiming to raise awareness of the emotional needs of children and teenagers with disabilities with the launch of a weekly club. Social Circle, founded by special needs teacher Michael Hilton, was established to help young adults connect …

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Regional competition for special needs athletes gears up

Regional competition for special needs athletes gears up

Hundreds of special needs athletes are expected to converge in Abu Dhabi next year to compete on what will serve as a preview of a much bigger sporting event set to take place in 2019. From 17th to 22nd March …

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