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November 29, 2013 | Africa: Malawi

Special Olympics Malawi EKS day celebration

By Mr Felix Chisowa

Special Olympics Malawi hosted a local competition at Rumphi Secondary School, in the Northern region of Malawi. Three Special Schools with 51 athletes and partners participated in dribbling, ball shooting, boys soccer, 100 m boys and 100m girls. The competition was to commemorate EKS, the founder of Special Olympics. The event was covered by Zodiac media which helped to create broad awareness around the region. A representative from the District of Sports thanked Special Olympics Malawi for recognizing and working with children and adults with intellectual disabilities. He went on to say that Special Olympics enables athletes with an intellectual disability to participate in local, national and international games; this has greatly impacted the athletes lives for the better. Family member, Mr. Mhango, spoke on behalf of the family members, congratulating Special Olympics Malawi for the good service rendered to the athletes. He also urged fellow family members to continue sending the athletes for training. An athlete thanked Special Olympics Malawi on behalf of the other athletes for offering them sports opportunities and the opportunity to participate in local, national and international games.

About Mr Felix Chisowa : Special Olympics Malawi National Director

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