Africa Region

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
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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six images of young adults and kids performing in activities outside.
The Kenyan government estimates that over 3 million people of its population have a disability which exemplifies the need for Special Olympics Unified Schools.
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A group of athletes close together posing with thumbs up and the peace sign; athletes are wearing red and white Adidas football uniforms.
On Monday, June 10th, Special Olympics International, in partnership with the United Nations Division for Inclusive Social Development of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the Permanent Mission of Ecuador to the United Nations will host a panel discussion at the United Nations in conjunction with the 12th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
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