Play Unified: Learn Unified
Large group of people standing outside for a group photo holding a Stavros Narchos Foundation and Special Olympics Banner.
The Play Unified : Learn Unified project, supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, launched in 2018 to promote inclusion for youth and schools around the globe. The project has created nearly 2,000 Unified Schools in 14 countries: Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, Greece, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Russia, Serbia, Chinese Taipei, and Tanzania.
Read the stories of just a few of the athletes, peer partners, Youth Leaders, coaches, teachers, parents and organizational partners around the globe leading the charge for inclusion through Play Unified: Learn Unified.
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Special education teachers Ms. Lai and Ms. Ciou have watched their school community grow and thrive through Unified Sports in Taiwan.
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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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Youth Leaders in Indonesia are taking advantage of the virtual world by hosting webinars surrounding content creation and inclusion.
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During the pandemic, Special Olympics Chile coordinated with Chile's National Ministry of Education to create a virtual physical education curriculum for students of all abilities.
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Deogratis, a physical education teacher in Tanzania, uses Unified Sports to spread inclusion in his school community.
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Outside Athens, Greece, a yearly, student-run MATP event brings together private school students and local youth with disabilities.
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During the pandemic, Special Olympics Chile coordinated with Chile's National Ministry of Education to create a virtual physical education curriculum for students of all abilities.
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Special Olympics Mexico has partnered with AMEXCO, a Mexican education organization, to train teachers across the country in inclusive education practices.
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During the pandemic, online networks helped Special Olympics Serbia Youth Leaders stay connected and spread the movement for inclusion.
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