Syrian project on integrating people with disabilities ranked 2nd at Special Olympics Games

Cairo, SANA – The Syrian Special Olympiad mission to the 8th Special Olympics MENA Regional Games in Egypt won the second place for a project on integrating people with disabilities in the society.

The Syrian project, prepared by Ghina Sweid (20) and Hiba Daghistani (21), outlined a strategic plan for the years of 2015 through 2020 to integrate individuals with intellectual disabilities in the society.

The project was met with great acclaim, gaining 15 votes, following the Bahraini team’s project (16 votes) and ahead of the Egyptian team’s project (13 votes).

The Syrian Special Olympiad team is taking part in a program being held on the sidelines of the Games that hosts Youth Summit, Athlete Leadership Congress, Families Forum.

The events had started before the Games were launched last Thursday.

The 56 Syrian athletes participating in the regional event will compete in 10 games: swimming, track and field, cycling, equestrian games, weightlifting, table tennis, badminton, gymnastics, rollerblading, and bocce.

Haifa Said

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