NEW DELHI: Special Olympics Bharat on Wed. declared that Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has dedicated USD 25 mln to expand Unified Winner Educational institutions (UCS) to 6 nations — India(In), Argentina, Egypt, Pakistan(PAK), Romania & Rwanda.
The four-year project going to play a crucial character in creating the Indian education system extra inclusive by making 120 Unified Winner Educational institutions across 12 states.
Empowerment of teenager
The initiative that urges activation & empowerment of the teenager resonated with the theme of the Intl. Teenager Day 2023, “Teenager Engagement for Global Action” by empowering young citizens with & without intellectual disabilities to create lasting social alter using inclusion in education.
Young Citizens with intellectual disabilities are amongst those most underserved by education systems world-wide. Of the 65 mln primary-school-age kids who’re out of educational institution across the globe, nearly half have disabilities.
UAE promised USD 25 mln
Even of those candidates that accomplish achieve enter, some of the estimate that under 5 percent of kids with disabilities full educational institution.
“UAE as the beacon of diversity & tolerance has appeared as one such leading nations to help the creation of a just & equitable community for citizens with special needs (or) ‘citizens of determination’.
Just recently, within the directives of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi & Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Enforces, the UAE promised USD 25 mln to support fund the global extension of the inclusive education project; Unified Winner Educational institutions (UCS), an initiative implemented by this Special Olympics that going to root the values of tolerance & inclusion in educational systems across the globe,” the Ambassador of UAE, stated in an announcement.
Apart from Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s gift, the UAE has dedicated to bringing UCS programming to all of its people educational institutions within the coming yrs., creating the UAE the globe’s only nation to make such a dedication in the domestic level.
Special Olympics Globe Games
The accelerated expansion of this grassroots initiative in the UAE & across the globe going to furthermore establish the legacy of the Special Olympics Globe Games Abu Dhabi 2019, the 1st Special Olympics Globe Games hosted within the Middle East & North Africa area, & have a lasting, positive effect on UAE community.
“The Special Olympics movement is being commanded by young chiefs with & without intellectual disabilities who’re rising as the globe’s biggest teachers of empathy, dignity, courage, & inclusion,” stated Dr Timothy Shriver, Chairman of Special Olympics Intl..
“As we search for a extra just & joyful future, we’re trusting our hopes to young inclusive chiefs who watch beyond division & fear & show us just how to heal & unite. I’m deeply grateful that Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has made an exceptional dedication to our athletes & their own Unified partners in Special Olympics Unified Winner Educational institutions.
Break down barriers
His own vision & generosity going to empower young citizens across the globe to break down barriers caused by injustice & intolerance, end discrimination over citizens with intellectual disabilities, & establish inclusive cultures where each person being is respected, valued & appreciated,” he added further.
The announcement of the grant has been made in a virtual event, graced by this Ambassador of the UAE to India(In) Dr Ahmed Abdul Rahman Albanna.
Different attendees included President & Managing Director of Special Olympics Asia Pacific Area Dipak Natali, Creator & CEO of Special Olympics Bharat Air Marshal Keelor, Chairman of Special Olympics Bharat Satish Pillai, Chairperson of Special Olympics Pakistan(PAK) Raunak Lakhani, Dean of Physical Education Dept. of Amity University Dr Kalpana Sharma & Gen. Secretary of Special Olympics Bharat Dr Amitav Mishra.