Alia Al Zaabi is a skilled artistic gymnast who took gold at the 2019 World Games DanceSport competition for Team United Arab Emirates. Now, she’s also a business woman, launching her own cookie company.
“I am proud of my Special Olympics gold medal and how appreciated I felt at the Games. Baking makes me happy and I am optimistic about the future of I Can Cookies.”
Through sport and through her work, Alia aims to show the world all that people with intellectual disabilities can do. So, naturally, her business is called, “I Can Cookies.”
And these aren’t just any cookies—they are plant-based, vegan cookies made from 100% natural ingredients. Alia says she wants to promote a more healthy, natural lifestyle that is also good for the environment.
Alia’s start-up business is being supported by the Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination in the UAE, as part of a 2019 World Games legacy project. ZHO has launched a number of job-related initiatives for people with disabilities through work training, placement and apprenticeship programs.
Alia is also launching her business on Instagram: @I_Can_Cookies
Meet Alia and learn more about her awesome cookies in this video: