Middle East/North Africa Region
Opening Ceremonies at the World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
Since 1999, Special Olympics' work has been expanding rapidly in the Middle East/North Africa (MENA). Special Olympics MENA holds a successful track record of Regional Games since 1999, award-winning World Games in 2019, the first-ever Pan African Games 2020, Unified Sports, and local and regional competitions that build inclusion, truly led by the athletes. Beyond sport, year-round activities of Special Olympics MENA activate siblings, youth, health practitioners in all fields, families, young athletes, volunteers, supporters, change agents, and people from all walks of life to create regional impact that drives the global movement of inclusion.
Stories from Middle East/North Africa
During the pandemic, Special Olympics Chile coordinated with Chile's National Ministry of Education to create a virtual physical education curriculum for students of all abilities.
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Special Olympics Morocco is meshing inclusion efforts with Moroccan culture through weekly "Walk and Talks" with athletes and Unified partners.
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The Play Unified: Learn Unified project in Morocco is driving inclusive education policy.
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Special Olympics Middle East/North Africa (SO MENA) resources.