Africa Region
Three girls in white and green on the pitch celebrating and two girls in red.
Special Olympics has more than 30 accredited programs in Africa addressing the needs of people with intellectual disabilities in the areas of sports, health and education. Special Olympics is also working to address the correlation between disability and poverty, a key issue for the continent.
Stories from Africa
Zadock Mavinda, a 16-year old, sits in his house during the Golisano Foundation's visit.
"Among one hundred women, only one woman will accept to take care of a child that is not hers and has intellectual disabilities..."
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Ann Costello, Executive Director of the Foundation Visits Kenya for the first time and meets with athletes and teachers
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Four young men preparing to race down a track.
Adonis Lutumba Nyemba was born in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 27 April 1996. Adonis was a healthy child until the age of three....
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