Our Impact
Impact Lead
Every day, our athletes inspire people everywhere to open their hearts to a wider world of human talents and potential. Learn more about the power Special Olympics has to make real change all around the world.
In Brazil, Play Unified: Learn Unified has helped bridge the gap between brothers Samuel and Fabio, who have had vastly different educational and social experiences.
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Youth Leaders in Indonesia are taking advantage of the virtual world by hosting webinars surrounding content creation and inclusion.
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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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Deogratis, a physical education teacher in Tanzania, uses Unified Sports to spread inclusion in his school community.
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Outside Athens, Greece, a yearly, student-run MATP event brings together private school students and local youth with disabilities.
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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 Mexico has partnered with AMEXCO, a Mexican education organization, to train teachers across the country in inclusive education practices.
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During the pandemic, online networks helped Special Olympics Serbia Youth Leaders stay connected and spread the movement for inclusion.
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Sahil's mother has watched her son Sahil, who has Down Syndrome, grow into a confident and social Youth Leader since Play Unified: Learn Unified was introduced to his school.
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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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Special Olympics China Athlete and Youth Leader Shiyu reflects on the impact of Unified Sports on her life.
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Play Unified: Learn Unified sustains momentum in Russia as Kazan prepares to host the World Winter Games in January 2022.
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