Kenya

Six images of young adults wearing masks and interacting with one another.
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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Girls from Special Olympics Kenya play with soccer ball.
Buxton Gitimu is the subject of a piece by UNICEF Kenya that highlights the success of UNICEF’s partnership with Special Olympics Kenya in promoting fitness and healthy lifestyles for athletes.
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Lawrence Mwangi playing keeper and guarding the goalie's net.
Lawrence Mwangi is a standout player for Special Olympics Kenya’s Floor Hockey team. His speed and skill helped the team win game after game, eventually climbing to the top of their division.
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True Loves - Family and Football: Meet Boniface
Boniface was once a shy person. Now he is a husband, father and athlete looking to inspire others through is passion of playing football (soccer).
Zadock Mavinda, a 16-year old, sits in his house during the Golisano Foundation's visit.
"Among one hundred women, only one woman will accept to take care of a child that is not hers and has intellectual disabilities..."
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Ann Costello, Executive Director of the Foundation Visits Kenya for the first time and meets with athletes and teachers
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six images of young adults and kids performing in activities outside.
The Kenyan government estimates that over 3 million people of its population have a disability which exemplifies the need for Special Olympics Unified Schools.
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Two athletes and a coach stand in front of the stadium in Abu Dhabi.
It’s been a day of ‘firsts’ on the first full day of Athletics training in official World Games venues!
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Special Olympics leaders gathered together in a group photo holding a Play Unified. Learn Unified, Special Olympics banner.
Special Olympics leaders from the United States and around the world gathered in San Diego, California to plan the expansion of Unified Schools and Unified Champion Schools.
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Abu Dhabi representatives and a Kenya athletes family speak together in a house.
With the recent addition of 22 nations, the upcoming Abu Dhabi Special Olympics World Games will be hosting the largest amount of nations in history.
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