Africa

Special Olympics Kenya coaches and athletes lead Fit 5 workouts on a national education broadcast during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Banele is an athlete, basketball and athletics coach with a passion for helping others stay fit, even during a pandemic.
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Moeti Clement Sethunya takes a well-rounded approached to coaching football (soccer) and floor hockey at Special Olympics South Africa using it as a building block to athlete employment.
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Banele is a South Africa athlete and athlete leader who built on his basketball and athletics skills to become a coach. Then, he became decided to share his training techniques with others in his community.
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A series of video interviews between youth leaders in Africa Region and their personal heroes showcase the best of inclusion across society, from the sports field to the classroom, the work place and even the performance stage.
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Michel needed a job to support his mother and younger siblings, but he had yet to develop the social and adaptive skills that are so necessary in the workplace. Among other things, he had to adapt to working and communicating with a variety of people.
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Adedamola Roberts, 5 times Special Olympics Gold medallist in swimming, shared his thoughts on having a sense of purpose, identify and value in The Guardian Nigeria.
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Special Olympics Senegal National Director Rajah Sy calls for a fully inclusive response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa.
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During a time social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Special Olympics has made a variety of online resources, such as virtual games, workouts and leadership opportunities, available to keep athletes healthy and engaged until in-person activities resume.
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Special Olympics Zambia, with its partners Sport in Action and University of East London, collaborated with top Zambian musician to produce a music video which has reached over 70,000 plays less than a week after being released.
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