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In the past, people with intellectual disabilities have been marginalized, misunderstood and mistreated by society. Fortunately, the situation is changing. More and more people and institutions are aware of inclusive education. Through projects like ours, first steps can be taken by creating qualitative education for people with intellectual disabilities. Their disability is not a difficulty but a diversity. The basic profits for people with intellectual disabilities included in our projects are:

  • Improving personal and social skills and strengthening communication which also promotes collaboration and teamwork together with the local society
  • The active use of creative expression in order to strengthening self-confidence, taking initiative, expressing sentiments and opinions Inclusive education is based on the right of all people with disabilities to a quality education that meets basic learning needs and enriches lives (UNESCO)
  • Achieving abilities to handle complex situations in daily life
  • Enabling the opportunity to go abroad and meet peers from other countries

This might lead to an exchange between the conference delegations on how every country works with intellectually disabled people and finding different solutions with respect to its socio-political context. Through these experiences and knowledge exchange, we will be able to strengthen a sense of common identity concerning to all society members. Additionally positive result of the collaboration will be at fact, that group of people with different experiences can create something unique and ground-breaking.

This project is a collaboration between the Macau Special Olympics, educational institutions as well as event organisers and the audience.

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