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International Youth Day 2021: SO Middle East/North Africa Youth Lead to Include

Special Olympics Middle East/North Africa youth are prioritizing the inclusion of persons with disabilities as a critical need of the hour.

In response to a video prompt led by Special Olympics Middle East/North Africa (MENA), youth from Special Olympics (SO) Bahrain, SO Lebanon, SO Egypt and SO Morocco share powerful messages about the need for young people to lead to include. Youth leaders, advocates of inclusion of persons with disabilities, Unified partners and mentors also shared about their experience with Special Olympics MENA and how inclusion empowers everyone to succeed.

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