Mary Gu: It is about involvement and changing attitudes

Editor S.Odbayar

2015-09-03 14:23 GMT+8

Special Olympics East Asia Regional Leadership Council Meeting is being in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, during September 1-3, 2015.

It all began in the 1950s and early 1960s, when Eunice Kennedy Shriver saw how unjustly and unfairly people with intellectual disabilities were treated. She also saw that many children with intellectual disabilities didn’t even have a place to play. She decided to take action.

The movement has expanded into every corner of the world and is giving hope and changing attitudes globally. Mongolia has become one of its youngest members in 2013 and in just two years of official operation has achieved astounding results by recruiting 1,400 athletes.

Team Mongolia has participated in the World Summer Special Olympics held in July 2015 in Los Angeles for the first time and showed an extraordinary results by winning 4 gold, 4 silver, 4 bronze medals and 3 special prizes.

Special Olympics Mongolia athlete Davaa Magvansuren served as torchbearer for the lighting of the Special Olympics World Games cauldron, making her way through touching and inspirational story and achievement in sports she gained through her hard work and dedication.

With all these achievements Mongolia has managed to gain in just two years led the Special Olympics East Asia Regional Leadership Council Meeting to be held in Mongolia. The meeting is being attended by the senior management team such as Janet Froetscher, Chief Executive Officer and Mary Gu, Regional President & Managing Director, East Asia.

GoGo News Agency has been honored with a privilege to interview Ms Mary Gu, a profound leader of East Asia Region of the Special Olympics. She has shared her aspirations and thoughts on how Mongolia can become a better place for those with Intellectual Disability and live fuller lives.

 

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