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Community Partner: Turkish Down Syndrome Association, Turkish Community Police

Social Issue: Intellectual Disabilities, Reducing Inequalities, Awareness about Down Syndrome and Autism

Ambassadors: Nigel Hayes-Davies, Georgios Papagiannis, Yellow the Canary

Main Life Skills: Teamwork, empathy, communication, self-confidence, time management

About the Program:

Fenerbahce joins forces with Türkiye Down Syndrome Association, Turkish Community Police and BEKO to run this season’s One Team program. The 10-week program offers focusing on the use of basketball to teach different life skills such as teamwork, empathy, communication, self-confidence, or time management to the participants. In addition to sports activities to support participants' physical development, Fenerbahçe Beko aims to improve the adaptation of individuals with Down syndrome to social life by organizing panels, trips and activities related to the theme of the week and the life skills to be provided.

A group of 20 participants with intellectual disabilities, selected by the Down Syndrome Association and Turkish Community Police participate in the program. The main goal of the program is to improve and provide awareness about down syndrome, autism and special needs individuals.

The program is supported by BEKO as sponsor and, the first team Players Nigel Hayes-Davies, Georgios Papagiannis and team mascot Yellow the Canary as Ambassadors. In addition, a total of 12 volunteers coming from Fenerbahçe University, Marmara University and Üsküdar University will support the program to support and encourage the participants.