Middle East/North Africa Region
A crowd is watching as fireworks going off behind a stage with a backdrop that reads: IX MENA Games.
Special Olympics' work has been expanding rapidly in the Middle East/North Africa Region—including our Health and Family programs, Athlete Leadership and Unified Sports.
Stories from Middle East/North Africa
Mohammed Mounir illustrated story.
How the Coach’s lifetime commitment to promote tolerance and acceptance is changing the worldview of athletes with intellectual disabilities.
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Athletes on the left doing a project with text on the right.
The 2nd Special Olympics MENA Regional Athlete Leadership Input Council Meeting was held virtually and attended by 20 Athlete Leaders from 10 programs. During the virtual meeting, all Athlete Leaders participated in a Design Thinking and Recycling Workshop.
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Anas' story
Anas Khalil Al Zorba was once described by some as hyperactive with excessive movement. Then, he joined Special Olympics Palestine. Because of his sports training, the exercise and rules of game helped him control his energy and gain discipline. Not only did his skills and dedication improve his behavior, self-reliance and independence, but they also got him noticed by Special Olympics coaches and staff.
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Middle East/North Africa Contact Information
IN PERSON
35 Gezirat El-Arab St., Mohandiseen
Giza 12411
Egypt
BY PHONE
Office: +20 (2) 3793 6418
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Below you'll find resources for Special Olympics Middle East North Africa (SOMENA) region and programs.