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Brazil

Emanuelle Dutra Fernandes de Souza, better known as “Manu,” is a 24-year-old Special Olympics Brazil athlete who embodies the spirit of inclusion.
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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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Unified physical education classes aid policy efforts to serve as catalyst for truly inclusive schools in the city of Rio de Janeiro.
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Ana Fernanda practica la gimnasia artística en Special Olympics Mexico, compitiendo a nivel nacional e internacional. También estudia en el Centro de Inclusión Municipal y Adaptación para Personas con Discapacidad – CIMAD, y toma cursos de computación. Es joven, pero sabe perfectamente la importancia de un mundo realmente inclusivo.
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My journey of being the National Director of Sports for Special Olympics Brazil, a tennis coach and technical delegate coincides with my love of learning.
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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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ESPN honored four schools participating in the “Play Unified. Learn Unified.” project supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. These schools were recognized for their commitment to high standards of inclusion through the Unified Champion School model.
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Emanuelle de Souza, SO Brazil, started her four-year term as a Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger in January 2019.
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Hist first goal was to play judo so he could be like his older brother. Soon Breno had a new goal—to be the best judo player he could.