June 7, 2023

Stories of Impact from Unified Schools

Faces of Inclusion book cover.

The Specific Olympics World-wide Youth and Education team has produced its next annual “Faces of Inclusion” storybook assortment. The two guides characteristic 16 whole tales of folks with and without mental disabilities all around the globe, documenting inclusion in sports and schooling.

“Faces of Inclusion” is a Special Olympics’ storytelling initiative that highlights the effects of world-wide Unified Schools programming via the lens of its key communities—students, coaches, lecturers, mom and dad, and partnerships. Currently focused on two worldwide initiatives, the Participate in Unified: Learn Unified storybook (in collaboration with the Stavros Niarchos Basis) and the Worldwide Expansion of Unified Champion Schools storybook (in collaboration with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of U.A.E, Ruler of Abu Dhabi, and Supreme Commander of the U.A.E. Armed Forces), illustrate just some of the many lives and communities forever improved as a result of the transformative energy of Distinctive Olympics programming.

For about 4 several years and spanning throughout 26 international locations, the nearly a single million youth taking part in Unified Faculties programming have witnessed good transform in themselves and their communities. Since 2020, additional than 634,000 youth and over 10,500 coaches and academics have absent through inclusive instruction programing in Unified Schools. Capturing and sharing their tales with community and global communities has been a precedence to inspire and hook up people with some others just like them.

The web pages of the two Faces of Inclusion storybooks introduce just a handful of the thousands of persons whose working day-in and day-out dedication to inclusion have taken the targets of Unified Universities from eyesight to fact.

These are the individuals who are driving inclusion forward in their personal schools and communities and whose life have altered because of Unified Educational institutions programming.

These are their stories of effect.