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Daisy Nguni, 2023 Global Athlete Congress Participant

Daisy Nguni

2023 Global Athlete Congress Participant

Daisy Nguni is an athlete from Special Olympics Zambia in the Africa Region who has been involved with Special Olympics since 2015. Daisy participates in the high jump and walking race in athletics.

Daisy’s favorite parts about Special Olympics include playing sports and making new friends.

Daisy is excited for the congress in Berlin and is looking forward to learning more about leadership. She is also excited to network with other leaders.

Daisy is a student. When she isn’t studying or competing, Daisy enjoys baking, listening to music, and watching television.

Daisy says that being an athlete leader means supporting other athletes and influencing others in a positive way.

Project Description

Daisy’s project plans to increase inclusion and understanding of the leadership potential people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) have by creating more inclusive environments for people with IDD and developing unified leaders. Her project will empower Athletes and Athlete Leaders in leadership and inclusion skills through sports. With these skills, the Athlete Leaders will then be able to establish and expand more Unified Sports through Unified Schools programming, engage new youth leaders to join the program and support Special Olympics programming and activities.

During and after completion of the project, the Athlete Leaders will be Special Olympics inclusion advocates who will campaign for more inclusive sports, education and health in schools, community, and during events. These Athlete Leaders will also be actively involved in Special Olympics Zambia by participating in planning, coordinating, and implementing programs and activities.

Special Olympics Africa 2023 Global Congress Participants


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