Government Awareness Campaign Concludes with UN Day for Persons with Disabilities Celebrations
The UN Day for Persons with a Disability, on December 3, highlighted newly trained athlete leaders as they made their public speaking debut at the Bulgarian Museum of Sports.
Over three days (December 1-3, 2013), Special Olympics athlete leaders, mentors, parents and staff from Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia and Romania took part in an ALPs University Workshop.
Over a period of three days, 50 rehearsal and official speeches were delivered. The international group spoke four different languages, therefore a lot of focus was placed on body language, tone and non verbal communication.
The seminar, which was funded through a grant from the Christmas Record Trust, was tailored to train athletes and their peers in playing an active part in the Government Awareness Program in Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia. The GAP initiative aims at supporting program leaders across the region in an effort to educate, inform and engage political and media leaders to support the organization.
Communication, Athlete Leadership Programs and Organizational Development