Winter 2001 (9.4)
Salam Aleykum [Greetings],
In 560 days [from December 3, 2001], the people in my town of
Shannon, Ireland, (population ~8,000) will be experiencing exactly
what the people of Derby, Connecticut did back in 1995. From
June 16-20, we will be hosting the 60-member delegation from
Azerbaijan prior to the 2003 World Games in Dublin for Special
Olympics. We're really excited about it.
I just received the Education Brief of the Hosting Committee,
and next year we'll be starting to put information packs into
the local schools. Shannon has six primary schools (4-12 year
olds) and two secondary schools (12-18), but we will also be
offering the material to the schools in neighboring villages,
so that number could double.
Obviously, I've been surfing the Web for references to Azerbaijan
and surprise! surprise! your web site [AZER.com] has the most interesting
material. I would be very grateful for permission to use some
of your material for this project. I hope to prepare material
both in printed form and CD-ROM, as it's the easiest thing in
the world these days to include hyperlinks in electronic documents.
Skimming through the material about Azerbaijan, there seems to
be plenty of striking parallels between your country and Ireland.
That's what makes exploring fun. Tashakkur ediram [Thank you].
Editor: For more information
and photos of young Azerbaijani athletes at the Special Olympic
Games in Derby, Connecticut, in 1995, go to (http://www.azer.com/aiweb/categories/magazine/33_folder/33_articles/33_specialolympics.html). Check out the Special
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