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
Humans bookcover and listing on The New York Times Best Sellers list and image of three athletes on the right.
Three Special Olympics athletes are featured in the recently released New York Times Best Seller Humans. In the book, author Brandon Stanton shares stories and photographs from more than 40 countries, each drawn from his popular website and social media series called Humans of New York, which The Washington Post described as "one of the most influential art projects of the decade."
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Two image of Yossef: on the left he is running on the right he is sitting behind a computer.
Youssef saw his friends beaten and bullied, then he was beaten and bullied—all because they have intellectual disabilities. Instead of giving up, he became determined to show the world that people with ID can do anything “if only we are given the chance.”
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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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Middle East/North Africa Contact Information
IN PERSON
35 Gezirat El-Arab St., Mohandiseen
Giza 12411
Egypt
BY PHONE
Office: +20 (2) 3793 6418
ONLINE
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Below you'll find resources for Special Olympics Middle East North Africa (SOMENA) region and programs.