Leadership, Fitness, and Malaria Campaign in Senegal
Maty Diop and Seynabou Guèye are Special Olympics Youth Leaders from Senegal who are leading a Youth Innovation Project and Sibling Leadership Project aimed at increasing awareness and education on various topics such as advocacy, health, and fitness. Maty Diop and Seynabou Guèye are passionate about engaging other siblings to include athletes in everything. Maty Diop and Seynabou Guèye are volunteer coaches and through this project, they plan to train other siblings to support the fitness journey of athletes at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Maty Diop and Seynabou Guèye are also planning on hosting an awareness campaign on Malaria and its prevention in their community.
Over the course of 9 months, Maty Diop and Seynabou Guèye hope to engage 35 people in their project. Through this project, Maty Diop and Seynabou Guèye will also conduct an awareness workshop where they will distribute mosquito nets to keep their community safe. By setting up a workshop to share information and resources to prevent Malaria and train siblings to be coaches, Maty Diop and Seynabou Guèye are inspiring the Unified Generation to think innovatively about health issues in their communities.