Title: Fun Day with the Special Olympics Team

Date: March 2019

 

It's great to be reminded that you really can do anything you set your mind to.

 

A group of Syrian students from Dubai decided to visit Syria for the first time after leaving the country more than 7 years ago. They contacted us and together we planned a fun day for the Syrian Special Olympics Team. Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports, every day around the world. They empower people with intellectual disabilities to become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more respectful and inclusive society for all.

At the playgrounds of Gemini Club Yaafour, we played a basketball game (and lost miserably against the Special Olympics Team) and then continued with other games outside in the sun. We ended the beautiful day with lunch together inside the club’s restaurant.

It was a great experience for Live Love Syria, the students, and the special Olympics team. (you can tell from the smiles on all our faces). Thanks to the positive energy of all participants and the hospitality of Gemini.