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Unified Schools

A program designed to promote social inclusion and social-emotional learning through inclusive sport.

Transformative Power of Believing in one's Potential: A Coach and Athlete’s Bond

Ahmed El Farji has taken on the role of coach with Special Olympics Morocco tennis player Hajar Cherif Lamrani, guiding her with dedication and expertise.
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Special Olympics welcomes Paraguay into the Global Leadership Coalition for Inclusion

Paraguay made history by becoming the inaugural South American nation to join the Special Olympics Global Leadership Coalition for Inclusion.
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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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Sport as a Catalyst for Inclusive Education: The Role of Special Olympics

As the world celebrates the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace on 6 April, it's a moment to truly grasp the profound impact that sports have in uplifting those often sidelined within their communities and nations.
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Basketball Players On Unified Teams Swap Skills, ‘Learn Love’

Unified partners recount how they started playing with their teams and the friendships they formed along the way.
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Bullying Prevention on International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2023

Students with disabilities are 2 – 3 times more likely to be bullied in school. That is why Special Olympics is shining a spotlight on bullying prevention for International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2023.
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Saluting World Teachers’ Day: A Vision of Authentic Global Inclusion in Schools!

We spent some time with Sara Minkara, Special Advisor on International Disability Rights, to learn more about her perspective and the role of teachers in her life:
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Inspiring the Next Generation of Athletes: Jamey’s Story

A Special Olympics St. Kitts and Nevis Athlete Leader brings together students of all abilities through Unified football.
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Special Olympics Welcomes the Newest Class of U.S. Youth Ambassadors

The 2023 – 2025 class of Special Olympics U.S. Youth Ambassadors were announced after a three-week application process.
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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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