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.
As part of a historic initiative to advance inclusive development worldwide for the youth of all abilities, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) has provided the Special Olympics movement with a new grant of $8,500,000 USD to launch a Global Campaign for Inclusion in support of individuals with intellectual disabilities.
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A Continuing Partnership to Further Work for Inclusion in Education Around the World.
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Detroit announced as the host city for the 2022 Special Olympics Unified Cup.
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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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