The 2nd Special Olympics MENA Regional Athlete Leadership Input Council Meeting was held virtually and attended by 20 Athlete Leaders from 10 programs. During the virtual meeting, all Athlete Leaders participated in a Design Thinking and Recycling Workshop. Co-created with Ehab Mokhtar, Chief Designer, Architect, and Managing Director at IDIA Design, the workshop encouraged athlete leaders to get creative from home, stay engaged in purposeful activity, and reutilize waste to recycle.
By reusing material at their homes such as cardboard, empty toilet rolls, old shoe boxes, plastic bags, tissue, etc., the Athlete Leaders learned how to reduce waste and create designs for robots that can serve the community. The Design thinking and Recycling Techniques workshop was a huge success. All participants were recognized for their efforts and winners announced in three categories: Most Creative Use of Materials, Most Inventive Robot Ideas, and Great Robot Names.