Special Olympics MENA's First Sibling Workshop

A group of 20 athletes siblings stand together in a group photo holding their certificates after completing the Siblings Workshop.

In an effort to increase sibling involvement within Special Olympics, Special Olympics Middle East North Africa held it’s first ever Siblings Workshop from 3-7 December in Cairo, Egypt. Twenty siblings from the region gathered to share their experiences, address the challenges they are facing, and find out ways to overcome barriers through Special Olympics opportunities. They also collaborated to form action plans to fight stigma and promote acceptance and inclusion when they are back in their communities.

These sibling’s network leaders will inspire other siblings to actively join Special Olympics. They will model what a true Unified Generation looks like by publicly advocating about their siblings and paving the way for an inclusive future.