Sheikha Chaica Alqasimi

National representative for people with Down syndrome

Biography

Chaica is a 23-year-old Emirati graduate of Sharjah English School and continued her studies in art at the International School of Arts and Sciences in Dubai.
She is fully focused on spreading awareness on inclusion, with representative roles at top national and international organizations.
She is the Emirates Down Syndrome Association Representative at Down Syndrome International, Ambassador of Inclusion MENA at Inclusion International, Ambassador of Inclusion at Manzil Center in Sharjah, and a UAE Special Olympics Athlete & Leader.
In Addition, she is fully focused on her martial arts, having attained a black belt from Shotokan Japanese Sports Center.
She trains and competes in nine different martial arts with her main interests being Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo. Chaica has participated in several competitions internationally, and has won 2 championships in Egypt and Spain.
Chaica also participated as a Torch Runner during the Law Enforcement Torch Run at the World Games, and gave a speech at the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics that was held in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
With hard work and dedication, Chaica aims to keep spreading inclusion in any way possible, and to represent what’s possible for people with down syndrome.

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