Africa

Nyasha Derera at the United Nations
During the 12th Session of the UN Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, Special Olympics Zimbabwe athlete Nyasha Derera shared his personal story of exclusion. #choosetoinclude
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A group of athletes close together posing with thumbs up and the peace sign; athletes are wearing red and white Adidas football uniforms.
On Monday, June 10th, Special Olympics International, in partnership with the United Nations Division for Inclusive Social Development of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the Permanent Mission of Ecuador to the United Nations will host a panel discussion at the United Nations in conjunction with the 12th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
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Large group of people with text at the bottom that says "Be Unified".
Special Olympics is proud to recognize the impact of Leos & the Lions Club International Foundation in leading their communities through projects of social inclusion.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ephraim Mohlakane sitting next to one another in chairs shaking hands.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has reconnected with Ephraim Mohlakane, a Special Olympics athlete, Board member, and former Global Messenger.
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A small group of 6 Special Olympics representatives including two Sargent Shriver International Global Messengers standing together.
Special Olympics Kenya and Lions Sight First Eye Hospital Honored with Golisano Award
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Students and athletes gather around a student under mosquito net and all are listening to a speaker.
Every year, malaria kills approximately 450,000 of the 220-million people that contract the disease each year. Special Olympics is fighting this mosquito-borne illness in places like Nigeria and Senegal.
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Young woman shows a young girl how to properly wash her hands while other young girls look on.
This story originally appeared in the Global Handwashing Partnership website.
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Khadija standing with her paddle in had ready to play.
Khadija isn’t just competing at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, she is breaking barriers.
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A smile from Team Senegal athlete Khadija Sy after the medal ceremony for the 100m run. She's standing on stage in front of the World Games logo with volunteers behind her.
Khadija Sy wrapped up her 2019 World Games competitions this week with a 100m run and the 4x100 relay.
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