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Gerald Mballe

Special Olympics Athletes and Refugees Team Up for Unified Football in Spain

Inclusivity took center stage in Seville, Spain on 25 April 2024, as Special Olympics Andalucía football players and refugees from the local Refugee Reception Center came together for an exhibition match.
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Special Olympics Romania Embraces Inclusive Support for Ukrainian Refugees through Unified with Refugees Initiative

Representatives of Special Olympics Europe Eurasia, SO Romania, and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency held a collaborative meeting in Bucharest to explore ways to amplify support for refugees.
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Gerald Mballe Receives the Integration of Refugees Through Sport Award 2021

Special Olympics Advisor and advocate for Unified with Refugees programme, Gerald Mballe has been shortlisted for the Integration of Refugees Through Sport Award (IRTS) Role Model Award.
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“They empowered me, and I empowered them” – Gerald Mballe on Live Like You Play podcast

Gerald Mballe, long time Special Olympics Italy Unified Partner and now Advisor for Special Olympics Europe Eurasia, shares a powerful and moving conversation about his life and sport with David Eades on Sports for Humanity's podcast, Live Like You Play.
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Gerald Mballe Becomes First-Ever Advisor for Unified with Refugees Programme

Special Olympics Europe Eurasia is excited to announce that Special Olympics Italia Unified Partner, Gerald Mballe will join the regional team as the movement’s first-ever Advisor on the Special Olympics Unified with Refugees programme.
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Special Olympics Athlete Leader becomes first person with Intellectual Disabilities to enroll in University in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Njegoš Mihajlović, athlete leader and Special Olympics medallist has become the first person with intellectual disabilities to enrol in a University in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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Celebrating United Nations Day

In 2020, the United Nations marks 75 years of working toward “peace, dignity and equality on a healthy planet.” On United Nations Day, we celebrate the UN’s work with a look at some of the Special Olympics athlete leaders, from around the world, who have spoken before UN audiences throughout the years.
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Unified Sports: A Powerful Tool for Refugee and Migrant Youth

Speaking alongside Special Olympics Europe Eurasia President and Managing Director, David Evangelista at UNHCR headquarters in Geneva, Gerald underlined Special Olympics’ ongoing efforts to engage refugee and migrant youth—of all abilities—across the world and discussed ways to strengthen cooperation between both organisations.
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‘Mission: Inclusion’ in action in Milan

In early July 2019, Lions Clubs International Foundation—one of Special Olympics largest and most long-standing global partners—offered athletes the opportunity to share our joint message of inclusion at the 102nd Lions Clubs International Convention in Milan.
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Gerald Mballe

As a refugee, Gerald faced harsh discrimination. It was the athletes he met through Unified Sports who were the first to accept him in his new home. Follow Gerald as he joins our athletes in the Inclusion Revolution!