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
Lawrence Mwangi playing keeper and guarding the goalie's net.
Lawrence Mwangi is a standout player for Special Olympics Kenya’s Floor Hockey team. His speed and skill helped the team win game after game, eventually climbing to the top of their division.
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Young athlete is given an eye exam by a volunteer while another athlete watches.
The first-ever Pan African Games provided a one of a kind experience, including in Healthy Athletes, with 1845 screenings in just 5 days!
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Woman throws shotput
The Special Olympics 1st Pan African Games, held 23rd – 31st January in Egypt, Cairo, brought together athletes from the Special Olympics African and Middle East North Africa regions.
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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
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The Special Olympics Africa Resources page is a self-service area where you can get tools, files and information that pertain to Africa region.