On October 12 some of our female students were able to participate at the first Best Buddies RD event of the year, “Match up party”. The event took place in “La Fábrica” from 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm. Here they were able to socialize with the other kids and participants from the organization with various dynamics such as games, photo booths, Kahoot, dancing and more.
“Best Buddies International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).”
Our experience at the Best Buddies Match-Up Party was wonderful. Even though Gabriella and I were not “one-to-ones” we still had the opportunity and time to meet individuals with disabilities. It was really fun to play, sing, and dance along with them. This was a really fulfilling experience and I’m totally up to signing up to the Best Buddies club next year. It’s a very rewarding experience on a personal level to get to spend time with those people and to make them feel happy and included in our society.