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Nyasha Derera, Africa's New Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger 2019-2023

Nyasha Derera sitting at a formal event wearing a dinner jacket, red bow tie, and inspirational pins on his lapel. He's smiling and giving a thumbs up.

Nyasha Derera (22), an accomplished short and long distance runner from Special Olympics Zimbabwe, has been selected as Africa Region’s representative in the class of 2019–2023 Sargent Shriver International Global Messengers.

Nyasha, who speaks English and Shona, joined Special Olympics six years ago through his Unified School, Mufakose, when Special Olympics Zimbabwe first came to introduce sports programming. Nyasha excelled in most of his track and field events, and was selected to be part of the team that went to the 2015 World Summer Games in Los Angeles.

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Learn more about Nyasha HERE.