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
Banele on the track on the left and on the beach on the left.
Banele is a South Africa athlete and athlete leader who built on his basketball and athletics skills to become a coach. Then, he became decided to share his training techniques with others in his community.
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Conversations With My Hero
A series of video interviews between youth leaders in Africa Region and their personal heroes showcase the best of inclusion across society, from the sports field to the classroom, the work place and even the performance stage.
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Michel playing football on the right and in his mechanics shirt on the left.
Michel needed a job to support his mother and younger siblings, but he had yet to develop the social and adaptive skills that are so necessary in the workplace. Among other things, he had to adapt to working and communicating with a variety of people.
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Africa Contact Information
IN PERSON
Ground Floor, Process House
Epsom Downs Office Park
13 Sloane Street
Epsom Downs, 2191
Johannesburg, South Africa
BY PHONE
Office: +27 11 706 3323
ONLINE
General Info: Contact Us
The Special Olympics Africa Resources page is a self-service area where you can get tools, files and information that pertain to Africa region.