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Africa

Special Olympics World Games 2023 - The Spirit Lives On

German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) and Special Olympics Germany launch coach training courses in Africa.
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Fostering Inclusion: Launch of Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools

The launch of the Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® (UCS) Project in South Africa marked a historic moment in the nation's journey towards fostering inclusivity and acceptance.
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Special Olympics Coaches Pave the Way for Women in Football With the Help of Nike

Over the past nine months, Nike sponsored a Coach+ initiative called the Nike Unified Football Leagues Development project, providing coaches with additional training and growth opportunities.
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The Olympics Celebrate Special Olympics Mother During World Down Syndrome Day

On World Down Syndrome Day 2024, Special Olympics athletes, families, coaches and staff were being celebrated just as much as they were celebrating.
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BWF: Friendship Around the Shuttlecock

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) held a badminton clinic in West Africa in which Special Olympics Senegal and Gambia athletes and coaches were invited and able to take part in. This is an excerpt from the BWF’s article:
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Special Olympics Announces New Rosemary Collaboratory Initiative to Help Strengthen Health Systems to Include those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Rosemary Kennedy inspired Eunice Kennedy Shriver to found Special Olympics, and Special Olympics is excited to further honor her memory with the newly launched Rosemary Collaboratory.
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Global Coalition for Inclusion Signed in Ghana and Seychelles

Special Olympics Ghana hosted the first signing in the Special Olympics (SO) Africa Region of the Global Coalition for Inclusion with the Republic of Ghana on 27 November 2023.
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Schools Should Boost Inclusion of Students With Disabilities, Special Olympics Leader Says

The following is an excerpt from Education Week’s article, Schools Should Boost Inclusion of Students With Disabilities, Special Olympics Leader Says.
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One Boy, One Village at a Time

Witness Aaron Banda's journey from being chained to becoming a valued part of his family and community.
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Trying to Rebound after COVID-19

One Special Olympics club in Kenya struggles to increase athlete and coach participation to pre-Covid levels two years after the end of the lockdown.
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