Community Inclusion Festival
Konstantinos and Christopher are Special Olympics Youth Leaders from Cyprus who are leading a Youth Innovation Project aimed at involving the full community and local Youth Committee in a fully inclusive summer seaside festival. Through this project, Konstantinos and Christopher will host a summer festival where Special Olympics athletes and other Youth Leaders will perform live acting or music shows showing off their talents. In addition to the live entertainment, Konstantinos and Christopher will sell Special Olympics souvenirs and have sports competitions for open participation so the community can experience the value and fun of inclusion.
Inspired by the gap in community-wide events available to individuals with intellectual disabilities, Konstantinos and Christopher decided it was time for Cyprus to host a big inclusive event that many young people would enjoy and want to be a part of. Konstantinos and Christopher hope that this event will raise awareness as well as community partners and Youth Leader engagement. Konstantinos and Christopher are inspiring the Unified Generation through their innovation in creating an event that will bring people together to enjoy time with one another and continue to fight for inclusion.