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Esraa Al Khatib, 2023 Global Athlete Congress Participant

Esraa Al Khatib

2023 Global Athlete Congress Participant

Esraa Al Khatib is an athlete from Special Olympics Jordan in the Middle East North Africa Region. Esraa participates in athletics and roller skating. She has been involved in Special Olympics since 2013. She has competed in many games and competitions since joining Special Olympics.

Esraa has grown into a leader through Special Olympics. Currently she serves as the president of the local athlete input council, a role she has held since 2021. Esraa is also an active member of the regional athlete leader input council.

Esraa has experience working as an administrative assistant in medical centers. When she isn’t competing, Esraa enjoys writing and drawing.

Project Description

Esra’a’s grant plan is to recruit new athlete leaders by inviting them to attend the local athlete leader input council. At the meeting current athlete leaders will give a training session on communication and other life skills. The potential athlete leaders will learn about the role of the local council and be able to share their ideas and suggestions. Esra’a’s plan will also include a large-scale running event, the “Run for Jordan Marathon” (a 10k and 4k run) which will showcase athletes’ abilities. The marathon will attract participants from all parts of the country. She also plans to hold an awareness session in a school where athlete leaders will share their stories and talk about their achievements. She hopes that this will increase awareness on unified leadership and how it benefits everyone. To educate others about climate change and how our activities effect it, Esra’a plans to organize a unified planting activity where athlete leaders and their peers will plant trees.

Special Olympics Middle East / North Africa 2023 Global Congress Participants


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