Play Unified: Learn Unified

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.
Special Olympics Tanzania leverages partnerships with sport federations and the Tanzania Scout Association to engage millions of youth in inclusive sport and education.
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Thanks to virtual opportunities and support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, two unique new regions in Mexico will join the movement of Unified Sports and Unified Schools.
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Special Olympics Kenya coaches and athletes lead Fit 5 workouts on a national education broadcast during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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High schoolers participating in the Play Unified : Learn Unified project in Chile took on a new type of competition this winter: storytelling.
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This has been a breakthrough year for my son Ali. Until four years old, no school accepted him into any programs. They would say that he was not social, that he would not get along with other children, and that he did not perform well in their school setting. Ali never wanted to go to school, he hated it.
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Special Olympics Global Youth Engagement seeks to create inclusion in schools and communities around the world through the empowerment of youth, families, teachers, and other supporters.
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Shuya, Russia—Special Olympics Russia hosted an All-Russian Youth Football and Unified Football Tournament with more than 100 participants—with and without intellectual disabilities—representing six regions of the Russian Federation.
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Special Olympics Serbia was among the national programme teams that attended the recent Unified Champion Schools National Conference in San Diego, California.
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Special Olympics athletes were honoured to play an important role in the recent Summer Nostos Festival (SNFestival)—a multifaceted international arts, sports and education festival organised every June by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation in Athens, Greece.
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June was a very exciting month for Special Olympics Russia which launched the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) ‘Play Unified. Learn Unified.’ project in not one, but five cities across the country!
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