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Special Olympics World Games to make lasting legacy

Special Olympics World Games to make lasting legacy

More than 150 people of determination from 35 countries will share their ideas for a more inclusive world in Abu Dhabi at a new youth forum. The Special Olympics World Games Youth Leadership Summit, held from 14th to 18th March, …

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This is why inclusion is so important in our society

This is why inclusion is so important in our society

Statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO) show that over a billion people globally live with some form of disability – that’s approximately 15 percent of the world’s population. On our shores, WHO reports that 11 percent of the UAE’s …

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This inspiring initiative is here for children in need

This inspiring initiative is here for children in need

Compassion, inspiring young minds and upholding children’s rights to education are at the heart of a new philanthropic initiative. Giggles English Nursery, located on Mina Street, has pledged to offer free early years schooling up to the age of four …

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How can you be a force for positive social change?

How can you be a force for positive social change?

Respect, coexistence and celebrating the value of a harmonious society will come to the fore with the launch of a new government initiative that aims to inspire UAE residents to become active agents for positive change. Announced by the Ministry …

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This is why inclusion matters and makes a difference

This is why inclusion matters and makes a difference

Why is it important that we work to open doors and minds to inclusion in the workplace? It’s the first day on the job for interns Hamdan Al Mehairabi, 19, and Mohamed Ahmed Ali, 18, but they’re showing no signs …

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This is why inclusion for deaf people is so powerful

This is why inclusion for deaf people is so powerful

According to the World Health Organization, 466 million people worldwide suffer from disabling hearing loss. In the next three decades, that figure is projected to almost double. It’s with this in mind that, ahead of International Day of Sign Languages …

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How these two athletes have achieved a world first

How these two athletes have achieved a world first

Two Emirati athletes will become the first in their sport to represent the UAE on a global stage at an upcoming international event that celebrates athletes with special needs. Young golf player Saif Al Qubaisi and tennis ace Abdulla Al …

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The creative new exhibition bringing people together

The creative new exhibition bringing people together

Inclusion through art is at the heart of a new creative festival launching at a Saadiyat Island resort throughout the summer. Launched by community group Goals UAE, E11 Art is an immersive creative experience that is set to bring exhibitions, …

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Inclusivity is the focus of this special art project

Inclusivity is the focus of this special art project

Integration and creativity are at the heart of a new worldwide search to commission a series of public art pieces to commemorate the upcoming Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 in March next year. Hosted as part of annual …

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Why this teen thinks you should never be afraid to be yourself

Why this teen thinks you should never be afraid to be yourself

Inclusion, disability awareness and self-expression were at the heart of a recent event in the capital that brought youth together through music. Organised by the British Embassy, students from British School Al Khubairat and Future Rehabilitation Centre joined in song …

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