WALK OF FRIENDSHIP
Best Buddies International is a nonprofit organization founded in Protected content Anthony Kennedy Shriver at Georgetown University, USA. It currently has more than 700,000 participants worldwide, is present in more than 52 countries through 1,500 chapters of schools and universities. Its mission is to establish a global movement of volunteers committed to promoting opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual disabilities.
The Ecuadorian Federation for the Care of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities and their Family (FEPAPDEM) in order to promote social inclusion through friendship between young people with and without disabilities has received the accreditation of Best Buddies International to implement its programs in Ecuador.
At the end of the initial pilots of the program, we are preparing the great official launch of our movement in the country with the realization of the first "Walk of Friendship", characteristic activity of Best Buddies in the World. The walk is scheduled for September 3 at 8:00 in the Parque Bicentenario de Quito. The walk is a party that celebrates inclusion and diversity, everyone are invited to unite and together break the barriers that hinder the social interaction of people with intellectual disabilities and development. We guarantee that you will have fun and meet new friends. Under the motto "The finish line is the INCLUSION" 57 countries have walked and demonstrated that there are no barriers to having fun and living together. Remember that with your presence you help Best Buddies to "Change the World one Friendship at a Time"
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