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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 21 countries: Bharat (India), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, China, Chinese-Taipei, Egypt, El Salvador, Hellas (Greece), Jamaica, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Pilipinas (Philippines), Senegal, Serbia, Tanzania, and Thailand.

Dedicated to Promoting Inclusion in Greece: Primary 24 School’s Story

As an educator and trainer, Nikoleta is dedicated to serving youth in her hometown of Patras, Greece. During the day, Nikoleta is a physical education teacher at Primary School 24, and after school, she’s a swim coach for Special Olympics Hellas.
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Hand in Hand for Inclusion: Special Olympics El Salvador’s Story

A Special Olympics Unified School is built on the simple concept that playing together is a quick path to understanding and friendship.
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Running for Unified Schools: Special Olympics Morocco’s Story 

Special Olympics Morocco participates in the Marrakech Marathon.
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Discovering the Best Version of Myself: Jianyu’s Story 

A Special Olympics China Athlete Leader shares his personal growth story with Special Olympics
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Influencing the Unified Footprints of Tomorrow in Africa Region

Athletes, siblings, and youth leaders held the first-ever joined Regional Youth Leadership Summit and Athlete Congress in Johannesburg - the first summit held in the Africa Region since 2019.
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Special Olympics Releases 2022 Faces of Inclusion Books: Stories of Inclusion

Special Olympics has launched their second annual “Faces of Inclusion” book highlighting individuals impacted by the organization’s Unified Schools programming, which is a school offering Special Olympics Unified Sports.
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ESPN Top-5 Schools Announced

ESPN Names Top-5 Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® for 2022
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Creating Leaders of Inclusion: Special Olympics Egypt's Story

By organizing events, sharing ideas, and advocating for the rights of their peers, the Youth Leaders Council of Special Olympics Egypt is a driving force for inclusion in education and everyday life in the country.
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A Family Striving for Inclusion: Special Olympics Senegal's Story

A high-school student at a Unified School in Senegal shares the impact Special Olympics programming has made on her cousin with Down syndrome.
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