Soukaina and Mohcine are Special Olympics Youth Leaders from Morocco who attended the 2020 Special Olympics Middle East North Africa Regional Youth Leadership Summit. Soukaina and Mohcine are leading a Youth Innovation project aimed at connecting youth through several online activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of Soukaina and Mohcine’s project is to continue to share and spread inclusion through a platform where young people with and without intellectual disabilities can connect. Soukaina and Mohcine want to give Youth Leaders the opportunity to exchange and interact through different activities such as cooking workshops, painting or e-gaming.
Over the course of six months, Soukaina and Mohcine hope to engage 60 Youth Leaders in the inclusive planning process of the project, integrating specific Youth Leaders in the pieces which they are most passionate about. Soukaina and Mohcine hope that Youth Leaders will repeat the same activities with other groups to maintain the sustainability and continuity of the project after the project concludes. Soukaina and Mohcine are inspiring the Unified Generation to continue advocating for inclusion even during a global pandemic.