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Eunice Kennedy Shriver was a pioneer in the struggle for the rights of people with intellectual disabilities.
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Special Olympics is a growing movement in Africa, where acceptance and celebration of the gifts of people with intellectual disabilities is not common. Here are stories that show why Special Olympics is making a difference.
Lonnie Snyder, Ngawa Mumba and Mashane Nthutang
The goal keeper of Special Olympics Kenya’s Floor Hockey team has kept them on top of their division. But no one knew 16-year-old Lawrence Mwangi, tiny in stature but big in heart, has been achieving on the sports field despite having cataracts.
Alice D. Doun
Charles Nyambe, Desmond Sibiya and Jimmy Masina
Rajah Diouri Sy
By Rajah Diouri Sy
By Simon Muinjo
By Romi Reinecke
By Aminata Sissoko
By Frank Macha
By Satyagan Choytun
By Felix Chisowa