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
Medical exam in Guinea-Bissau
MedFest is sometimes the first exposure athletes have to medical care and in many cases, life-threatening conditions have been found and subsequently treated.
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Athlete smiling and looking off into the distance.
Special Olympics athletes deserve to be healthy from head to toe, just like everyone else. See how our Fit Feet (podiatry) program makes this happen!
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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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Africa Contact Information
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Epsom Downs Office Park
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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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.