Athlete Leaders and Health Messengers
Unified Leadership inspires mainstream members to understand and make a conscious effort to implement inclusion in their surrounding teams, family, and organizations. This approach is applied in Athlete leadership, which enables athletes to train and take turns as educators and influencers in their community.
Athlete leaders shape a new understanding of leadership, by showcasing potential in people of intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics UAE provides athletes the opportunity to be involved in roles such as public speaking, planning, trainings among others.
Health Messengers are Special Olympics athletes who have been coached to represent, educate, and advocate for inclusion within the Special Olympics communities and the community at large.