Singing Inclusion in Venezuela
Jose Antonio [KH1] [LU2] and Maria Daniela are Special Olympics Youth Leaders who are leading a Youth Innovation Project aimed at ensuring that inclusion is achieved through art and sports. Through this project, Jose Antonio and Maria Daniela will create an inclusive chorus to engage youth with and without disabilities in their community who are passionate about music. Jose Antonio and Maria Daniela will host singing classes as well as teach music theory, creating a platform for youth to collaborate and become an inclusive team working towards the same goal.
Jose Antonio and Maria Daniela were inspired by Jose Antonio’s little brother, who loves to sing. Jose Antonio and Maria Daniela thought that if they could unite people with similar passions, inclusion could be achieved, and they could even increase awareness in their community. Over the course of 6 months, Jose Antonio and Maria Daniela hope to connect with 20 Youth Leaders and share their work through social media with over 300 people. By creating their own inclusive choir, Jose Antonio and Maria Daniela are empowering the Unified Generation to advocate for inclusion in all areas.