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I did not know that the birth of my little Dania (Nono) would change my life. She was born in August 1989 in Iraq when we were still suffering from about 10 years of economic sanctions.
The Academy workshop will be held in Cairo from 23-29 September with the participation of 30 leaders. It will provide the Middle East - North Africa Program leaders with the inspiration, direction and tools to effectively lead themselves, others and their organizations. The syllabus provided is designed to take the participants through a range of topics including leadership, influence and The training should result in highly motivated, able leaders who are proactive and innovative in their leadership ability, inclusion, planning and execution.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, will be the host of the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games. The Games will be held 14 to 21 March in 2019. The Games will span seven days of competition. About 7,000 athletes from more than 170 countries are invited to attend. The Games will feature competition in 24 sports.
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