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Athlete Leader: Thomas Gathu
By Frank Macha
By John Makathimo
By John Makhathimo
Global partner Catholic Relief Services has recently awarded Special Olympics Kenya a grant to support early childhood development for children with intellectual disabilities. The grant will afford Community Health Workers a chance to be trained on the Special Olympics Young Athletes program.
Mr John Makhathimo
Mr John Makathimo
It was during a Special Olympics Athletics competition event in Dumberi, Kiambu County, when, Carol, caught the eye of, Mutahi. It was love at first sight.
Special Olympics Kenya's is kicking off a campaign to send as many athletes as possible to the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles, California.
Thomas Gathu was born in Kenya at a time when children with intellectual disabilities were usually shunned, hidden – or worse.
Paul Nzuki Kanu
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