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UNICEF Ambassadors in the campaign “It’s About Ability” dedicated to children with disabilities

The special guest of this year’s Sarajevo Film Festival, famous actor and UNICEF’s international good will ambassador, supported the campaign “It’s about ability”, launched by UNICEF, European Union Delegation to BiH and USAID, in order to raise awareness and change attitudes and actions of general public towards children with disabilities and their families.

As a part of this event, Danny Glover, together with UNICEF’s Representative Florence Bauer, Chargé d'Affaires a.i. of the EU Delegation to BiH Renzo Daviddi, and USAID Acting Mission Director, Steven Majors, played special dodge ball game with children with and without disabilities as a part of Youth Sports Games finals on August 20. 2013. in Sarajevo.

A month and a half since it was launched, the campaign about children with disabilities “It’s about ability” is already recognized in the society thanks to many activities conducted in cooperation with new partners.

In August, Youth Sports Games and Special Olympics in Bosnia and Herzegovina recognized the importance of the campaign and supported it promoting the abilities of children with disabilities.
BiH football stars - UNICEF Ambassador Edin Dzeko, Ambassador of the Youth Sports Games Miralem Pjanic, and Ambassador of the BiH Special Olympics Asmir Begovic, played a special goal ball game together with children with and without disabilities. During the event UNICEF Representative in BiH Florence Bauer and Chargé d'Affaires a.i. of the EU Delegation to BiH Renzo Daviddi both called for recognition of abilities of children rather than disabilities and invited all potential partners to join the campaign.

The same day in the afternoon, during its training on Kosevo stadium, the US national soccer team, in cooperation with USAID and US Embassy in BiH, hosted more than 40 children with and without disabilities coming from Youth Sport Game and different associations.

Inclusion in sport and football are in the focus this month, activities on the campaign continued around the peak August sport event: football match BiH – USA. Children with disabilities together with their peers from Youth Sports Games joined the BiH and USA football players in their lineup on the field on Kosevo stadium in front of more than 25,000 visitors. Children were greeted with long and warm applause.




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