Africa Region

Special Olympics has more than 20 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
Students and athletes gather around a student under mosquito net and all are listening to a speaker.
Every year, malaria kills approximately 450,000 of the 220-million people that contract the disease each year. Special Olympics is fighting this mosquito-borne illness in places like Nigeria and Senegal.
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Young woman shows a young girl how to properly wash her hands while other young girls look on.
This story originally appeared in the Global Handwashing Partnership website.
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Khadija standing with her paddle in had ready to play.
Khadija isn’t just competing at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, she is breaking barriers.
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