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Special Olympics is a growing movement in Africa, where acceptance and celebration of the gifts of people with intellectual disabilities is not common. Here are stories that show why Special Olympics is making a difference.
Ricardo Metlhe, Rose Tsei-tseimou, Tsholofelo Gabe
It is important to learn how to unify people who are different from each other because they do not always get along or have the chance to meet each other. Struggling to understand each other’s langua
Thabiso Lelaka, Mosa Peterson, Tshepo Nyakata, Thabiso Mosimanyana, Orapeleng Mongala, Gosiame Diale
We as people with disabilities have many talents without the help of so-called “normal people.” Special Olympics has given us the chance to show off our talents. People with intellectual disabilitie
Youth Summit Group
Supersport website has published a story about the football being sent to the Africa Unity Cup Football tournament in South Africa. Read it at the link below. Here's a bit: "The football team to repre
From the story in Ghana MMA: "Nigerian athletes will be participating in this year’s Special Olympics Africa Unity Cup taking place in South Africa. Billed to hold between October 3-6, the games will
From the story in The Namibian: Special Olympics Namibia will send a unified sports team to South Africa this week for the Special Olympics Africa Unity Cup . The seven-a-side football tournament – fe