Earlier this year, 12 Sports Directors from African programs were trained to conduct Unified Sports training at a workshop in Johnannesburg. Special Olympics Kenya took full advantage of this training to begin implementing Unified Sport in their country.View Story ▼Special Olympics Unified Sports® joins people with and without intellectual disabilities together on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.
Earlier this year,12 Sports Directors from different African programs were trained to conduct Unified Sports training at a workshop in Johnannesburg.
Special Olympics Kenya took full advantage of this training to begin implementing Unified Sport in their country.
They recently hosted their first ever Unified Sports training with 27 Head Coaches at the YMCA in Central Nairobi.
Senior Director of Operations and Program Development in the Africa Region, Mr. Charles Nyambe, was on hand to help oversee the training with the assistance of Program Development Manager, Mr. Joe Mutua.
The training included both Head Coaches and Regional Coordinators and each participant was encouraged to recruit 20 Unified coaches, 75 athletes, and 60 Unified partners by the end of the year.
With this kind of commitment to training and great facilities, Special Olympics Kenya is going to great lengths to achieve their Unified Sports objectives and to contribute to the attainment of Special Olympics Africa’s strategic goals.
Thank you to Lions Club International and The Leo's for ensuring that Special Olympics Kenya carried out a successful Unified Sports training.
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